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.
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.
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.