As a university student, you have access to a university email and google apps, UAOnline, and Blackboard as well as access to KuC computers and printers through your university account.
To claim your automatically created accounts, visit the Easy Login Maintenance Option (ELMO) and selecting either options 2 or 3, verifying your identity, and establishing a password.
Your UA username and password allow access to:
UA Email and Google Apps
All incoming UAF students are automatically given an "@alaska.edu" email account once they are actively enrolled in at least one UAF course, usually at the beginning of an academic semester. Activate or reset your password for Google Apps @ UA email accounts by going to the Easy Login Maintenance Option.
Other applications accessible through the Google Apps interface include Google Calendar, Docs, Chat, Video, Groups and Sites.
Access your email using Quicklinks at the top of the screen.
UA Online provides access to registration, your class schedule, grades and transcripts, billing, financial aid, DegreeWorks, student training, and other student and employee services.
Establish your account at https://uaonline.alaska.edu/
- You will need your UA username and password.
- If you don't know your username and password, visit ELMO or got to Get Started above
Blackboard is an online learning management system. It allows students to view and/or download class syllabi, assignments, take tests, participate in online discussions, view grades, and contact their instructor.
Instructors are not required to use Blackboard, but many of them do. Instructors may give students access to their Blackboard class starting a week before classes start but often open course shells the first day of class. It's a good idea to log in BEFORE classes start. On the first day of instruction you don't have access to your Blackboard, contact your instructor.
Log into Blackboard with your UA username and password. If your username or password select: Help, I forgot my username/password
Introduction to Blackboard Course
KuC offers a free introduction to Blackboard for on campus or distance students. Register for the Online Student Success Course or contact Student Services at 543-4562.
Collaborate is web conferencing software. You and your instructor and classmates can collaborate using audio, video, and recording capabilities. Also available are private and public chat, a whiteboard, application sharing, a clip art library, and the ability to add and edit content at any time.
Access Collaborate through Blackboard, under the Tools option.
- You will need a headset with microphone to participate in audio and video sessions.
- If your instructor is using Blackboard Collaborate to deliver class, first you will need to download Collaborate. It's recommended you start this process 20-40 minutes BEFORE your first class.
For first time users, we recommend visiting the Blackboard Collaborate resource page to make sure that your computer meets the requirements, has the necessary software, and to test out your connection and equipment prior to joining a session.