This page will introduce you to many of the tools and services offered by the Office of Computing and Communications Services (OCCS). OCCS provides access to these essential resources and help when you need it.
For assistance in using any of these services, contact the Technical Support Center at 757.683.3192.
myODU can be customized so that from this one site, you can access your email, Blackboard, Leo Online, and other applications, and view personalized news and information. Go to my.odu.edu to use and customize your portal.
Leo Online provide access to your student information such as personal information, emergency contact info, grades, and registration.
You can use your ODU email account to send, receive and store email. All email accounts have a predetermined quota. Please use your email accounts efficiently by removing old emails and file attachments. Email accounts are activated through MIDAS; once you have activated your account, you can access your email throughthe ODU portal at my.odu.edu.
Mobile Monarch Student Notebook Program
It is strongly recommended that all first year students entering Old Dominion University have a notebook computer. While you may bring any notebook that meets ODU's minimum technical specifications, we strongly urge you to consider one of ODU's recommended notebooks.
Hardware and Software
OCCS offers a wide range of software available for use in ODU public computing centers. Some software are also available for free download. Hardware and software may be purchased through the Monarch Techstore at www.odu.edu/af/techstore.
OCCS provides access to nearly 300 networked machines on campus, all of which feature high-speed Internet connections and many popular software applications. You may need to present your ODU ID Card to identify yourself to the OCCS representative.
Residential Network (ResNet)
A network connection is provided to every student living in student housing.
You can gain wireless access to the ODU Network from academic buildings, most outdoor common areas, library and Webb Center.
The Blackboard Learning System is a powerful course management tool used by many faculty for their courses. Use it to view course materials like syllabi, readings, and handouts, and to collect homework assignments, take exams, and facilitate class discussions. Grades may be posted for each assignment immediately upon review, providing students with instant feedback.