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.

Is your computer system ready for an online course?

Use the Adult Education's online learning system checklist to 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 online learning system checklist


Tools and technology

IT Services toolbox

Review IT Services technical guides to find out how to set yourself up for successful remote learning.

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, from the comfort and safety of your home. 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.

Your UFV student ID number is located on your registration receipt or it may have been emailed to your personal email account if you are a new student. Reset your password by clicking on the Forgot your Password link? A temporary password will be sent to your personal email account.


Academic and learning support

Virtual workshops and support sessions


Academic Success Centre workshops

Choose from a variety of online workshops to get on the path to academic success. Learn how to navigate group work, organize your study schedule, or prepare for your exams. New workshops are added throughout the semester, so check back frequently for updates.

English Language Studies Help Centre

Book a 45-minute, one-on-one video conference session with a faculty member to get help with course activities and assignments and improve your English reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills.

Maths and Stats Centre free drop-ins

Ask questions related to your mathematics or statistics courses. Instructors are available Monday through Friday. No appointments necessary.


Academic resources


Free content from academic publishers

Full text content is being made available by publishers for a limited time only in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Libguide is updated frequently, so check back often for updated content.

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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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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