University of Southern Indiana

Online Communication


Some Distance Learning professors provide virtual office hours using web conferencing tools (e.g. Adobe Connect/Breeze, Blackboard Collaborate, Skype, and GOTO Meetings). Students will need to prepare a headset and microphone to communicate with professors live.

Blackboard Email and the Eagles Mail Account 2s

Distance Learning students can communicate with professors and classmates by sending an email via Blackboard. Simply click the “Tools” tab on the left menu in your Blackboard Course site to locate the email tool. Both the Blackboard email sender and the recipients will receive a copy of the email via their account. Please check your eagles email from the myUSI portal at For technical support regardng your email access and password reset, contact the Help Desk at 812/465-1080 or send an email to

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