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On Your Time Initiatives


Our online classroom tools make it easier to communicate with students and complete your regular course prep.

Tech Support

Call the Division of IT (DoIT)
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Submit a Request Online
Through the DoIT.

Send Students To...
The Carolina Tech Zone for hands-on support.

VIP Access

Once you are officially entered into the university system as an instructor, you will receive access to VIP, where you can view class rolls, upcoming paychecks, online directory info and more.

It usually takes about two weeks after we receive signed hiring documents for your information to appear in VIP. 

Logging In the First Time
1. Select the “USC ID/Pin Login & First Time Users” tab.
2. At Step 1, enter your social security number.
3. At Step 3, enter your four-digit birth month and day as a temporary password.

Submitting Grades to VIP
Official grades must be posted through VIP. Before it's time to submit, a link will appear on your VIP course site. 

Online Communication

Blackboard »
You should use Blackboard to communicate with your students and unofficially post grades. This is also where you can post your syllabus and other important documents. 

You can access your university email account any time at

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