Virtual veteran services

The Ousley Family Veterans Service Center is your one-stop virtual resource.

We can help navigate GI Bill® benefits, VA certification and other resources.

Our goal is to provide students studying online or at a venue nationwide with the same services traditional students access on campus in Columbia, Missouri.

Webinar series

The Veterans Service Center provides webinars on various topics of interest to military and veteran students. 

We'll let you know of any upcoming webinars, which you can join live.

Archived videos and presentations:

  1. Click Attend
  2. An internet browser will open the web conference. A Blackboard Collaborate Session Log In screen will appear. Type your first and last name in the name text box.
  3. Click "Log in."
  4. A dialog box will open asking you to "Run" or "Open depending on your browser. Allow the meeting to run/open.
  5. Java will open. Follow any prompts for installing or opening Java.
  6. The Blackboard Collaborate Conference room will be open, and you will be connected to the webinar.
  7. To display video, click the "Show Video" button on the top toolbar.
  8. Click "Preview" to preview the webcam image.
  9. Click "Transmit" to transmit the video.

Computer audio

If you are conducting the audio portion over the computer using a microphone, be sure to test your audio. Go to Tools - Audio - Audio Setup Wizard in the Blackboard Collaborate software. Follow the instructions to verify your speakers and microphone are working properly. 

If you are speaking, click the "Talk" button in the top left-hand corner of the screen (or CTRL + F2) to activate your microphone. When your microphone is active, a microphone icon displays next to the word "Talk."

Phone audio

From any telephone, dial the Moderator Audio at (571) 392-7703 and enter the PIN: 340 746 896 210 when prompted. 

Need help? Contact the Technology Solutions Center.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at .


Online support helps you succeed

We've been serving service members, veterans and military families since 1973, and online students since 2000. Students can expect assistance from highly qualified experts throughout their academic careers. Apply today and let us serve you.

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