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Technology Requirements

To participate in one of ASU’s distance education programs, you need this technology:

  • A computer capable of running Windows 7 or later, or Mac OSX 10.8 or later
  • The latest version of one of these Web browsers: Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari
  • Microsoft Office Suite or a compatible Open Office Suite
  • Skype
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader

Blackboard

Blackboard  is an online course management system that provides a variety of tools that allow faculty and students to participate in online courses and/or courses that combine online material and face-to-face classes.

Through Blackboard, instructors are able to present course material, administer tests and communicate with students. Students may submit assignments, participate in discussion forums and chat rooms, and check their grades from any computer that has Internet access and a Web browser.

RamPort

RamPort is ASU’s Web portal that provides a single point of entry to Web-based services and timely information tailored specifically for you. Inside, you will discover an online environment for ASU students, faculty and staff.

To access RamPort, you must first activate your ASU OneCard. Afterward, contact Information Technology to have your Technology Access Account created. You will use this account information to log in to RamPort.

RAMS-Logon

RAMS-Logon is the RamPort link that students use to access their records electronically. On this site you can complete Web registration, check grades, look at your transcript and run a degree evaluation to see if you meet requirements for your degree program.

RAMS-Logon can be found in RamPort in the Self-Service channel under the Student Services tab.

Campus ID

Your campus ID is the assigned student number that identifies you in our student information system. This number is not your Social Security Number. Sometimes this number is referred to as your “800” number since it begins with the number 8.

 

Online Education and You

Wondering if online education is right for you? Complete two brief self-assessment surveys to see if your learning style is compatible.

Assessments

Out-of-State Students

To offer online or correspondence courses to out-of-state students, ASU must comply with your state’s online education requirements. View our map of states that ASU is authorized to offer courses in.

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Student Handbook

Refer to Angelo State University’s Student Handbook review our Honor Code and learn more about what it means to be an ASU student.