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Dr. Susan Peck
Important Information Regarding MyCourses
by Susan Peck - Monday, September 17, 2018, 9:59 AM

Hello Everyone!

As some of you may already know our new myCourses host company, Blackboard (Bb) Moodlerooms, has gone through a name change and is now known as Bb Open LMS.  With that said -  We would like to take this opportunity to let you know that Bb Open LMS will be applying the Bb Open LMS 3.4 Maintenance Pack 2 release to COA's myCourses production site(s) on September 20, 2018 sometime between 12:30 AM - 2:30 AM EDT. During this time myCourses will be unavailable.

Highlights of the Bb Open LMS 3.4 Maintenance Pack 2 release include:

  • New name! Moodlerooms is now called Open LMS. Here’s what changes:

o   Moodlerooms references in the product are replaced by Blackboard Open LMS

o   Moodlerooms prefix for product component names now use the Open prefix (Open Forums, Open Grader, Open Reports)

  • SafeAssign update on originality report

Please plan accordingly.


Dr. Susan Peck
Welcome to myCourses!
by Susan Peck - Thursday, August 2, 2018, 4:28 PM

    Beach scene     To log into myCourses you will need an active COA student account:      Image of a Password Text box

Once you have successfully activated your Student account (or reset the password) - double check by logging into your COA accounts - Gmail. WebAdvisor, andmyCourses Image.  Your username and password is the same for all three.  


Note: Due to audit requirements your current semester course(s) will be made available and visible on the first day of your class(es) starting at 12:15am.

Textbook information prior to first day of classes, is available on the class schedule web pages. Locate the class which you are registered and click on "Textbook Info" to get listing(s). 

Dr. Susan Peck
Technical Assistance Is Available
by Susan Peck - Tuesday, January 2, 2018, 11:21 AM
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  • Technology-related questions, visit Tech FAQs or Distance Ed FAQs to find your answers quickly.
  • Technical difficulties activating your accounts or signing into Gmail, contact us via mySupport or click "Help" on the tool bar above.
  • Submit additional technology-related questions/issues, email
  • Submit distance education specific questions/issue, email    
Dr. Susan Peck
Face-To-Face Assistance is Available!
by Susan Peck - Tuesday, January 2, 2018, 11:20 AM
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If you need face-to-face assistance during the semester navigating in myCourses or understanding how to use a particular software application, please know that there are Lab Assistants on duty in the Open Computer Labs as follows: 

  • Elizabeth City Campus  - In the Library located in temporarily in the Dolphins Den
  • Edenton-Chowan Campus - Room 302, Building 3 - Continuing Education Building
  • Dare Campus - In the Library, Twiford Road location.

Please check open lab hours at to see when these facilities are open.  Additionally, the Distance Education offices are located on the Elizabeth City Campus, A Building, Room 137 should you need us.