Online courses

Online courses are taught completely online in Blackboard. To participate in an online course, you will need regular access to a computer with stable, broadband Internet connection, and have basic computer skills, such as emailing, word-processing, and navigating the Internet.

Blackboard will be available to registered students on the first day of classes according to the academic calendar.

Visit UALR Blackboard Student Support for:

  • Tips on getting started with Blackboard at UALR
  • “How-to”s for various Blackboard features
  • Blackboard technical support options
  • Other student resources

Check your UALR Email regularly for official UALR messages and for details about participation in this course. Once the semester is underway, frequently check for postings in the course in Blackboard and/or emails. Please be sure that any email address to which you forward your UALR email remains current so that you are sure to receive important information!

A $25 per-credit-hour distance education technology fee will be assessed for all online courses identified on the UALR Main (M) campus. These include classes with 99_ and 98_ section numbers.
This fee is not assessed for online courses identified on the UALR Online (O) campus, designated with 9U_ section numbers, which are reserved for students enrolled in a fully online degree program through UALR Online.

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