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Welcome Online Learners
Thank you for visiting the Orientation for Online Learners at WKU! Whether you're a new student or interested in learning more about learning online, this orientation can help you connect with the resources you need! It is designed to help you:
- Gain a better understanding of Distance Learning as a whole
- Understand the process of enrolling in a distance course
- Become familiar with Blackboard (software used to deliver online courses at WKU)
- Learn new strategies for success in an online environment
- Get acquainted with support available for distance learners at WKU
Curious about Blackboard?
Be our guest! Experience the look and feel of Blackboard first hand by logging in as a guest with the information below:
Undergraduate Students: Sign-in using Guest ID: guest.chawks, Password: 1student. Once you have signed in, click on Orientation for Online Learners in the right hand column.
Graduate Students: Sign-in using Guest ID: guest.student, Password: 1student. Once you have signed in, click on Graduate Student Orientation in the right hand column.
This orientation contains 5 main sections, and 22 subsections. You can expect to learn everything from how to apply, register for your courses and set-up your accounts to how to use Blackboard, how to set-up proctored exams and use library resources. All sections and topics are shown on the left menu.
• Prospective students should start with the first section of the orientation titled "Prior to Admission" and proceed to About WKU.
• Current students should start with section two titled "Get Enrolled" and proceed to Finding Your Courses.
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