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
- Adobe Acrobat Reader
- High Speed Internet Access
- Ethernet adapter cable recommended (wireless connections can drop during tests and Collaborate sessions)
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 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 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 can be found in RamPort.
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.