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WELCOME ONLINE STUDENTS

WVU has extended alternative delivery of classes through the end of the semester. Visit coronavirus.wvu.edu for the latest updates and view a message from President Gee at go.wvu.edu/wvucovid.

WELCOME TO WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY ONLINE!

Your success is our success.

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Accessibility Services

The Office of Accessibility Services (OAS) is dedicated to enhancing educational opportunities for students with temporary or permanent disabilities by authorizing reasonable and effective accommodations. A specialist will work with you to help you request and implement accommodations necessary for your academic success.

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Mental Health

If you are experiencing a psychological emergency during operational hours (8:15 a.m. – 3 p.m.), call 304-293-4431 and ask to speak to a Carruth Center Clinician. Emergency after-hours services (304-293-4431, x1) will be available as well as our Crisis Text Line (text WVU to 741741).

You can also connect with a counselor 24/7 from Morneau Shepell’s Student Support Program. Services are 100% confidential and free of cost. Get access to support by:

  • Downloading the free My SSP App! (available from the App Store or Google Play).
  • Calling 1-866-743-7732 from North America.
  • Calling from outside North America, dial 001-416-380-6578.
  • Visiting us.myissp.com and selecting West Virginia University.
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Tutoring

WVU tutoring centers are offering online versions of drop-in tutoring and tutoring appointments.

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WVU Libraries

Take advantage of the services offered by WVU Libraries for distance learning students:

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Mountaineer Hub

Visit Mountaineer Hub to connect to Student Accounts, Financial Aid, Scholarships, Academic Information, and Student Employment.

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Technology Services

The Service Desk provides first-level support to students. They investigate, resolve and prevent problems with ITS-supported systems and applications. Check the ITS website for hours.

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How To Access Online Courses

Making the transition is easy.

What is eCampus?

WVU eCampus (Blackboard Learn v.9.1), the learning management system used to create sophisticated online educational environments.

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Two-factor Authentication

All students are required to be enrolled in Duo two-factor authentication. This secures your account by confirming your identity in two ways -- with something you KNOW (your login password) and something you HAVE (an app on your smartphone, tablet or display token). You will need to enroll in two-factor authentication before you can access any WVU systems.

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WVU Portal

The WVU Portal, a mobile-friendly application at portal.wvu.edu, provides WVU students with a single front door to a variety of services and applications, including accessing WVU eCampus, Gmail, and STAR.

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Course Delivery

Most of our online courses are delivered via a web-based course management system called WVU eCampus. You will not have access to WVU eCampus until the start date of the course(s) in which you are enrolled.

*If you are a WVU Health Sciences student, you will have to login to Sole.

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Best Practices for Online Learning

Hey Mountaineer! We know many of you are used to online courses, but for some this may be your first attempt at learning online. So, we have put together a top 10 list of best practices to help you manage the transition:

1. Time Management

Don’t wait until the last minute to get started. Treat your online courses the same as you would a face-to-face course. Determine what time you are going to virtual class and stick to that routine. Routines = success in an online environment.

2. Remove Distractions

Find a quiet space to login and learn. Binge watching TV while you work is not the best idea. You need to stay focused.

3. Go Silent on Social

Social media deserves its own category, because calling it a distraction seems like an understatement. Put your phone down and place it on ‘silent’ or ‘do not disturb’ mode.

4. Make a Study Plan

Work on your classwork during the time of day when you perform best and keep a planner to stay organized. Write down which topics you’ll work on each day or use a basic ‘to-do’ list.

5. Take Advantage of WVU Resources

You have access to WVU Libraries, tutoring, proctoring, mental health resources and more.

6. Take Scheduled Breaks

Relax for a few minutes petting a dog, taking a walk, getting a snack, etc. You’ll get back to your work feeling refreshed.

7. Join the Discussion

Participate on the online forums, just like you would in a discussion in a face-to-face class. Your professors still want you to learn and be successful. If you’re struggling with a class and have questions, reach out to your professor and ask if they can set up virtual office hours to help explain a topic.

8. Join a Study Team

We know some classes can be rather difficult, so reach out to some of your classmates to set up a virtual study group. Pick each other’s brains, see how their assignments are going, and check on your other classmates. You can use Google Hangouts through your MIX account to reach out to each other.

9. Make Studying Enjoyable

Play happy or mellow music while you study. Being comfortable makes online learning enjoyable for you.

10. Reward yourself

Be sure and treat yourself once you’ve accomplished everything on your to-do list. You deserve it!

More useful tips for online learning can be found on WVU Online's "Keeping the Momentum: Tips for Students for Online Success" page.

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