Online students will utilize two web-based technologies within their online courses: Blackboard and Adobe Connect. Blackboard is a web-based learning management system used to deliver all online courses at Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals. Student access their courses by logging in to Blackboard with their JHU student identifier and password. Adobe Connect, a web-based conferencing tool, is used to facilitate weekly, live office hours. Some courses may require other specialized software applications, such as virtual desktop applications or remote labs, but all are designed to be accessible via the web.

Students new to online instruction are strongly encouraged to complete an orientation course. This course provides an overview of the technologies used in the online courses, and provides helpful suggestions on how to be an effective online student.