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ACORN - Web Portal

Site: Acorn Web Portal
Login: Email address and password 

To help you use ACORN we have made the following short videos for you to use ACORN (Videos include sound):


Charter Oak Email

Site: Outlook Web Access
Login: Email Username and Password

All students are given an '' account when they matriculate or take a course. This account becomes the official communication channel between you and Charter Oak State College faculty and staff. The following videos have been created to help you use your Charter Oak State College email account (Videos include sound):

Blackboard - Online Course System

Site: Blackboard - Online Course System
Login: COSC email address and Bb password

Blackboard is the system Charter Oak State College uses to deliver your online courses. It allows students to communicate with faculty and each other, to submit assignments, take tests and gather learning materials - everything needed to create a successful online learning environment.   Students often comment on how easy the system is to use.

Support Center

Charter Oak State College participates in a collaborative Support Center between a number of other colleges and universities. The Support Center is administered by the Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium (CTDLC). The Support Center hours (EST) are:
  • 8am-10pm Monday - Thursday
  • 8am-8pm Friday
  • 8am-5pm Saturday
  • 10am-8pm Sunday
You can contact the Support Center through the following methods:
  • To log a ticket or use the self-service tools (including online chat):
  • For critical issues requiring immediate assistance please call:
    Voice: 860.515.3710
The Support Center can help you with the following:
  • Blackboard - logging into (including password resets) and using the system
  • Webmail - logging into (including password resets) and the basics of using the system
  • ACORN - They will be able to assist you with logging in any problems will be escalated to our application support personnel for resolution during normal COSC business hours.

Charter Oak State College - Disable Notifications in Blackboard

Blackboard 9 for Faculty & Students How to…

Disable Notifications in Blackboard

This document shows you how to disable notifications and daily digest emails in Blackboard:

Step 1: First, log into Blackboard.

Step 2: In the upper right-hand corner, you will see your name, with a number right after it in a red box and a drop down arrow, click that and drop down.


Step 3: You will then get a drop down window with all of the course you are taking.  At the bottom of the window is a link that says “Settings.”  Click that.  Then click “Edit Notification Settings”


Step 4: A new window will open up that says “Edit Notification Settings”  In here, click the link for: “Edit General Settings”


Step 5: In the General Settings Page, Check No for “Send Due Date Reminders” in both the Courses and Organizations areas, then click Submit.


Step 6: Back in the “Edit Notifications Settings” page, under “Bulk Edit Notification Settings,” click the link for “Courses I am taking”


Step 7: Ensure under #1 that All is selected, then scroll down to #3 (Settings).  Here, you will uncheck the top of each column (Dashboard, Moblile and Email, then On/Off last).  When done, click submit.  A pop up warning message will come up, click OK.


Important Policies

  • Please review our Withdrawal Policy. Students who want to withdraw from a course after the end of day 2, must complete and submit to the Registrar's Office the official withdrawal form. To find the withdrawal form: on the Students tab, click on the link for Course Withdrawal Request.
  • The refund policy can be found in the College catalog. Refund dates are available on the Academic Calendar.
  • Students are expected to know the College’s registration policies and procedures found in the catalog.
  • Students with Disabilities - Charter Oak State College recognizes the special needs of students with disabilities. The College will make every effort to accommodate the requirements of students with documented disabilities. If you have a documented disability, please notify Linda Larkin, Disabilities Resource Coordinator, prior to registering for a course. She can be reached at 860.515.3841 or
  • Please review Charter Oak's Academic Honesty Policy.
  • Acceptable Use and Electronic Communication Policies

Prior to Registering

  • Syllabi - If you would like to preview your syllabus please go to:
  • Payment - Students are expected to make payment for their courses before they are enrolled into courses.
  • The last day to drop classes is 11:59pm (EST) before the first day of classes.

Before your Class Begins

Reading Your Advising Worksheet

All students beginning their degree program after July 1, 2010 will have access to your degree plan online. If you have access to the advising tab at the top of this screen you are one of these students. The Degree Audit Portlet will allow you to see all the courses you need to complete your degree.