Online Courses at WCSU
Western is currently using Blackboard Learn (a system-wide initiative) as its E-Learning course management system. This system allows faculty to supplement on-ground courses with online components, or to use for fully online courses.
Just as with on-ground classes, the work required to complete an on-line course varies by course. The advantage of an online course is that you have greater flexibility in accessing your course work. There's no driving to campus, no parking hassles, and you can work around your life's events. With a standard Web browser, students and instructors can login from anywhere in the world to access their class materials and interact with one another.
Whether you are an admitted WCSU student or just a visiting temporary student, once you register for an online course you must set up your WestConnduit account in order to access Blackboard Learn. To set up your WestConnduit account, please visit a University computer lab or contact the IT department at (203)837-8467.
After you have set up your Westconnduit account, follow the instructions for logging on to Blackboard Learn found here: http://www.wcsu.edu/ithelpdesk/eLearning/. This site will also answer most questions you might have about Blackboard Learn.