Online learning education gives you the opportunity to advance your education without having to come to the UB campus. The online courses are conducted entirely through the Internet, allowing you to receive assignments, submit coursework, and interact with your professor and other students via your computer. You do not have to be online at any particular time. However, while online courses provide some time flexibility, they are highly interactive and are NOT self-study courses. Most courses follow a weekly schedule, and require you to login at least 2-3 times each week to participate successfully.
Getting started is easy. Here are the 5 steps you need to follow to enroll in our online degree programs:
1) Apply for Admission
If this is your first online course at the University of Bridgeport you’ll need to complete an application for admission. Specific admission requirements for our online programs are listed on the website for each program. Upon acceptance, you will receive notice of credits that transfer into your degree program, if any. Financial aid is also available for those who qualify.
- Apply for Admission to UB or to apply for Financial Aid. NOTE – if you are interested in taking individual courses but not being admitted into a degree program,, you must submit a Special Student application form.
2) Set Up UBNet Account
Once you have received your acceptance letter you should set up your UBNet account and register online. A UBNet account gives you access to a email@example.com email account, online registration, and library services. To learn how to set up and use your UBNet account.
3) Register For Classes
Once you have set up your UBNet account, you will need to register for your courses through Webadvisor. If you are not sure which courses you need to take, contact your academic program advisor or visit our online course schedule. On the course schedule page you will also find a course syllabus and instructions for ordering textbooks. NOTE: Once you have registered, your UB email account will be active, and should be checked regularly.
4) Complete The Online Orientation
One week prior to starting your first online course, you will automatically be given access to an interactive Online Orientation. In only a few minutes per day, you’ll become familiar with the activities in an actual online course on Canvas – including viewing lectures, participating in the discussion board, completing assignments, sending email, and interacting with your instructors and fellow students. The Orientation is designed to help you feel comfortable with our online classroom, and is required for all new online students. For more information on the Orientation and to learn how online courses work, read our Online Course Instructions.
5) Canvas: UB's Online Classroom
Students will receive access to their online courses on the official start date. Simply login to myUB and click on Canvas under Library and Technical Resources and you will see your courses under “Courses” in Canvas.