Online and Continuing Education OCE Current Students

Online Course Technology

*Online courses are conducted via computer and a web browser.

Hardware Requirements:


  • Running on Microsoft Windows 7 or higher
  • Intel i3 processor or equivalent
  • Webcam (built-in or USB attachment)
  • Speakers or headphones
  • Headset with microphone (recommended)
  • 4 GB Ram (recommended)
  • 250 GB (recommended)  


  • Running on Mac OS 10.8 or higher
  • Intel processor
  • Webcam (built-in or USB attachment)
  • Speakers or headphones
  • Headset with microphone (recommended)
  • 4GB Ram (recommended)
  • 250 GB (recommended)

Note on Mobile Devices

Much work can be done on mobile devices. They serve as useful supplements but will not replace the requirement for a computer that meets the above standards. 

Internet Access

High-speed (DSL or Cable recommended) wired or wireless


Word processing programs:

  • Any current program that can save files as .docx

Web browsers:

  • Chrome 36+
  • Edge 20+
  • Firefox 31+
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Safari 6+

Online Course instructions

Once you have enrolled in an online class, OCE Online Courses will be accessible starting after 8am the Wednesday before classes are scheduled to begin. Jan term courses will be accessible after 8am the day before Christmas. The actual class will start as noted in the OCE schedule. Use your CatNet login and password. If you are having login problems, please call our IT Department at 503-883-2553. If you do not see your class, please call the Registrar's office M-F, 8 am - 5 pm at 503-883-2211.

CatNet ID = Linfield CatNet ID username (same as email, library resources, and WebAdvisor), all lowercase: Please make sure you have a Linfield computer account. You can call the OCE office if you are not sure.

Password= Linfield CatNet password (same as email, library resources and webadvisor).

Change or reset your password

If this is the first time you have logged in to Linfield OCE Online classes, be sure to run the Browser check, located on the menu bar of the Online Course log in page. This will help you set up your browser for optimal performance. If you are trying to login from work and get a" page cannot be displayed" message, check with your IT department to see if there are firewall issues that must be addressed before you can access our site from work The same applies for personal firewalls, but you have to check with your Firewall documentation to resolve that issue.

Online (Blackboard) Instructions

Open your browser and go to This will take you to a log-in screen. Your username will be your Linfield CatNet account (email and WebAdvisor) username. Your password for Blackboard is also the same as WebAdvisor and email. If you haven’t already signed up for a Linfield CatNet account go back to the “Current Students” link and select “Computer Accounts.”

Go to Blackboard Learn

Other HELP issues

While OCE does not require it, you can also download Firefox and using that browser as well as Internet Explorer. You can download it for free here: Get Firefox!

There is a HELP link on the menu bar that should answer most questions. If you can't find the answer to your question there, please give the OCE office a call and we will help you find the answer.