We are proud to offer a variety of educational opportunities via Blackboard, our online learning platform. Our online courses have the same outcomes and objectives as our courses which are offered on the Peru State main campus. You do not need additional software but are directed to a website which houses all of our online courses. Each online course will provide you with the same content as an in class course; the only difference is in the delivery.
Rather than taking the class on campus, where an instructor provides a lecture and discussion, Blackboard learning is delivered via the Internet. You will have lectures, discussion questions, writing assignments, projects and tests. All work will be done online in either an 8 week or 16 week semester. The online course requires as much commitment to learning as does any on campus course. Online learning is flexible and convenient but also requires that you keep a study schedule, log into class on a regular basis, participate in discussion groups, ask questions of the other students and the instructor and maintain open lines of communication.
How do I access Blackboard?
To access a Blackboard course, a student must have a computer, an approved browser, Internet access, and be enrolled.
Go to Blackboard’s site at: http://perustatecollege.blackboard.com
To log-in, you must have a username and password. Once enrolled, approximately two weeks before the course start date, you will receive this information from the Distance Education and Online Services Department via email.
USERNAME: Nebraska User ID (NUID), no dashes or spaces
PASSWORD: Two-digit month and two-digit day of your birthdate (ex: July 1st is 0701)
You should change your password after logging in for the first time.
If you are using Blackboard and experience any technical issues, please contact Blackboard Tech Support by emailing BBtechsupport@peru.edu or calling the Distance Education and Online Services Office at (888) 258-5558.
For assistance in emergency situations, please call our technical support line, available from 9 am to 9 pm CST daily, at (402) 819-8181.