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Online learning toolkit

This is your online education toolkit: a central place where you'll find all kinds of tools and how-to guides to help you be successful in UFV's online learning environment. Find advice on using learning tools, staying focused and organized, managing your time, submitting assignments online, and engaging with course materials throughout the semester.


Getting started with myClass

If you are new to online or blended learning, you’re probably wondering what life as an online student is all about, and how UFV's learning management system works.

Watch how Katherine is using myClass to study for her English course, participate in activities with her classmates, and get support and feedback from her instructor.

What computer requirements are needed to take online classes?

Find out if your computer's operating system, internet browser, internet connection, and equipment will meet the needs of doing an online course.

Download the system checklist

Ready to give it a try? 

If you've been admitted to UFV and have your student number and password, you can work through myClass (Blackboard Learn) orientation module to familiarize yourself with some of the tools and features you will be using during your studies.

Practice with Blackboard


Online learning support

Tools and technology


IT Services toolbox

Review IT Services knowledgebase to find out how to log in to your UFV email, your network drives, or access online courses through Blackboard.

Computer lab remote access tool

Computer lab resources are also available remotely through a dashboard that displays real-time computer availability and allows you to connect to campus lab resources, including specialized software without being physically on campus. No technical knowledge is required to use this tool.

Video tutorials (myUFV, Blackboard, email access)

Watch online tutorials for technical help with accessing Blackboard, myUFV and student emails, and uploading assignments.


Academic resources


Digital library

Enjoy the UFV Library at home with access to digital collections such as ebooks, online journals, video streaming, and reference books.


Online learning guides


Studying for an online course

Studying online is different than studying on campus as there are unique challenges and rewards with online courses. 

Writing an online exam

Writing and successfully completing an exam online has similar strategies to writing an on-campus examination. Follow the tips highlighted in the guide to prepare for your exam and reduce anxiety.


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Lynn's headshot

I’ve taken online courses from other institutions, and UFV’s dedication to technologies made for my best overall online learning experience.

The most important thing about my experience at UFV is the feeling that I mattered to the school and my instructors. I wasn’t just a faceless student, even in an online environment. I also widened my perspective and learned so much from sharing through online discussion and collaboration with other students from all across Canada and other parts of the world.

  • – Lynn Cartan
  •    Adult Education, 2020 graduate

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