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EXPERIENCING WVU ONLINE

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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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Career Services

Career Services is available to assist with building a resume, practice interviews, job search coaching, writing cover and thank you letters, designing an elevator pitch, and working a career fair. Resources are also available to alumni.

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Tutoring

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

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Mental Health

Supporting our students in their overall health is very important to us. As an online student, your challenges are likely very different than those faced by our on-campus students. For our distant learners, the University has partnered with TalkSpace to bring WVU students convenient, personal, and professional online messaging and support from a dedicated licensed mental health therapist, anytime, anywhere.

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Technology Services

The ITS Service Desk provides first-level support to students. A knowledge base of common questions, current system outages, and planned downtimes are posted online. The ITS Service Desk investigates and resolves problems related to ITS-supported systems and applications. Check the ITS website for operating hours.

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WVU Libraries

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

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My Mountaineer Card

WVU Online students who wish to obtain an official WVU Mountaineer Card can now submit a photo electronically and have their card mailed to them.

NOTE: This service is available for out-of-area students only who are taking online/off-campus courses.

Students that live in the Morgantown area are required to come by one of our Card Office locations to have their card made and picked up in-person.

Mountaneer Card Services

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Portfolium

Portfolium is an ePortfolio network that allows you to document and reflect on your coursework and learning experiences.

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StudentLingo

StudentLingo offers on-demand, 20 minute online success workshops that focus on skills needed to achieve at the college level. Choose from 50 topics, including Time Management, Developing Your Critical Thinking Skills, Exam Preparation Tips & Test Taking Skills, and Effectively Communicating Online. Each workshop has a downloadable action plan that will help you put the skills to use.

Log in using your WVU username and password.

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Course Delivery Formats

Learning that fits your style.

Learn more about the different course formats West Virginia University has to offer.

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How To Access Online Courses

Making the transition is easy.

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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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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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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What is eCampus?

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

Best Practices for Online Learning

Hey Mountaineer! We know you’re well-versed in the online world, 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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