Accessing My Online Courses - Distance Education
Welcome to Online Learning!
In order to access your courses found on the VU Blackboard, you will need log-in information, specifically a username and password.
Your Blackboard username should be the same as your MyVU username - your first initial, all or part of your last name, and possibly one or more numbers
Your Blackboard password is your assigned student ID number - a nine character ID starting with a capital A followed by eight numbers
Both pieces of information are mailed to the student in the initial MyVU access letter sent to the physical address the student provided on the application. The A number will also be included on any account information mailed from the Bursar's Office (account statements) or Financial Aid Office (award letters, etc.). If you did not retain this information, the Records Office can mail this information to the student's physical address upon receipt of a written request from the student. For more information, please contact 812-888-4220 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Please Note - Blackboard activation may take up to two business days after registration is processed. Blackboard course access may not be available until 2-3 days before the class start date. However, your courses may not appear until the course(s) start date. Students are advised to monitor their Blackboard and preview the syllabus for course requirements.
Accessing classes not using the VU Blackboard:
*Math, music, and pharmacy classes do not use the VU Blackboard.
Test Proctoring for Distance Education Courses:
Most Distance Education courses will require a proctor for when you are needing to take an exam.
Your instructor will let you know of any specific proctor requirements for their exams.
*Please Note: Students residing in Knox County, Indiana (including campus residents) who are taking a Distance Education Mathematics course will be required to take their exams in the Math Learning Center on the Main VU campus. The Math Learning Center in located in the Math Lab, in room G-7 of the McCormick Science Center. You can indicate this option (#12) on the proctor form, if this rule applie to you. This rule is per VU Math Department policy.
Textbooks / Course Materials:
Online classes do require textbooks. To order your course materials, visit the VU bookstore. Please make sure you select distance course materials.
Library Services for Distance Education Students:
Information for online access to the VU Library Services is available at the "Campus Services" tab at the top of the VU homepage and the "Library" link at the left.
CTL: Center for Teaching and Learning: Blackboard tutorial
Information for Blackboard tutorials is available at the "Campus Services" tab at the top of the VU homepage and the "CTL" link at the left.
Assessment Practice Sites
Proctor Testing Locations
If there is not a testing site listed for your area, please follow the link below to request a remote proctor setup.
Remote Proctor Setup Instructions