Accessing University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Online Systems
This document is intended to help students get started with UA Little Rock’s online systems. Please familiarize yourself with UA Little Rock’s Network Guidelines and Regulations. In the following examples, we have used the student “Jane Smith” to illustrate how a student would login to the various systems at UA Little Rock.
Access to BOSS
BOSS is a self-service information system used by UA Little Rock students for numerous reasons, but most commonly used to set up and change password, add and drop classes, make payments, and view midterm/final course grades.
To access BOSS directly (at boss.ualr.edu), a student must know his or her T-number and BOSS PIN. As a student at UA Little Rock, your student ID number, also called T-number, can be located on your acceptance letter. If you do not know this information, you can contact Records and Registration at 501.569.3110
At the Secure Login screen, Jane Smith needs to enter her T-number for the User ID and then her PIN number. If you do not know your PIN number, you can reset your PIN.
Once you are logged into BOSS, you will be able to locate your NetID, email address, and Windows Network ID, or the user name used to log onto the campus computers. Before you are able to log into your email, blackboard, or use the campus computers for the first time, you must log into BOSS to set your password, as this password can be used as a universal password for all UA Little Rock accounts.
Setting or Changing Your Password
- Log into BOSS
- Select Personal Information
- Select Change Passwords or View Usernames
- For each password you want to change, check the box next to the account
- Enter your new password into the text field, and confirm by entering the password again
- Select the Change Passwords on Selected Systems button
Access to email, Blackboard, and Wifi
Your UA Little Rock email account is the primary method of communication from UA Little Rock. It is necessary for all students to check and use their UA Little Rock email accounts daily to receive emergency alerts, registration and billing information, campus announcements, and other critical notices–specifically communication from your faculty members. Your email address can be found within BOSS under Change Passwords or View Usernames.
UA Little Rock’s learning management system Blackboard is used to deliver course content. Additionally, many faculty members post on-going semester progress within the gradebook in Blackboard. Follow these instructions to log in to Blackboard. You may want to check out the how-to guides or contact UA Little Rock’s Blackboard support team if you need assistance.
Student workshops for using Blackboard will be held on campus during the first week of classes from Monday, August 17 through Thursday, August 20 in Dickinson Hall (located on the east side of the campus map) at the following times:
- 10:30 to 11 a.m.
- 11 to 11:30 a.m.
- 2:30 to 3 p.m.
- 3 to 3:30 p.m.
Logging into Campus Computers and UA Little Rock Wifi
Use your Windows Network ID to log into the computer systems at UA Little Rock. (Your Windows Network ID, or user ID when using a campus computer, can be found in BOSS under Change Passwords or View Usernames.) Jane Smith’s ID is jxsmith, which is also the first portion of Jane’s email address.
To access campus wifi while on any UA Little Rock campus, select “UA Little Rock” as your wifi network, and then use your NetID and Password to login. You can read more about UA Little Rock’s campus wireless internet.
Support options from Information Technology Services (ITS)
- calling 501.916.3011
- emailing email@example.com, or
- visiting the assistance center in Student Union A (SUA), room 105
STaR mailing address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
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