Getting Started

Person at laptopOnce you have registered for an online course through UAA, the following are steps each eLearning student should complete. Try to complete these steps no later than the first week of each semester.

Items to Complete Before the Semester


Student FAQs

If you still have questions on eLearning courses, proctored exams, or getting started please visit our Student FAQ section. We always welcome questions by phone or email as well. View our contact information.

Items to Complete Throughout The Semester

  • Regularly Check Your UA Email

    Regularly Check Your UA Email

    Every student at UAA is given a university provided email account through Google. Most university communication will use this email address - including emails from your instructors and emails sent through Blackboard. Your university email is in the form - you should know your username from the first step listed above.

    Log On to Your UA Email
    • You can set up a forward from your UA email to your personal account if you prefer.
    • You can also set up a preferred email account through the"Me" site. Select option 1, enter your username and password, and click "Go Elmo!". On the left, at "Email Destination: Google Apps", select "Change" then "other" and enter our personal email account.
  • Regularly Log On to UAA Blackboard

    Regularly Log On to UAA Blackboard

    It is recommended that you get in the habit of checking Blackboard regularly. Some students have a set time of day they log on to see if there are any course updates or announcements. Other students feel that checking Blackboard a few times a week is sufficient. Either way, make sure you are logging in and checking each course.

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