Want a more convenient way to take classes? If so, you can earn your degree or certificate through ASUB Online. Or, you can take a few online classes to help balance your face-to-face classes with your everyday life.
How do you know if you would succeed in an online class?
Take this short SURVEY to see if you might be successful in an online class. If the results say yes, keep in mind that you may want to make sure you choose classes you do not struggle in. Example - if math is not one of your strong areas, you may want to take it in a face-to-face or Internet assisted environment.
How do you access your online classes?
You will access your classes through the University's Learning Management System (Blackboard).
Online classes will be visible to students two days prior to the beginning of the semester/term. It is important that you log in by the first day (or the first day after you have enrolled during the add/drop period). To log in, go to the Vanguard Portal and click on the Student Homepage link. Your username will be firstname.lastname. Your password will be the first initial of your first name (UPPERCASE), first initial of your last name (lowercase), and your 8-digit birthdate followed by an exclamation point (!). Example John Doe's user name will be john.doe. The password will be Jd03231998!. Your online classes will be listed by semester/term in the My Courses window on the left side of the "My Institution" tab in Bb. You must click on the class name to 'enter' your class.
First-time ASUB students are required to go through Blackboard Online Orientation within Blackboard. This will help you learn how to use the various tools within Blackboard and how to be successful in online classes.
What about proctored exams?
Every online class is required to give at least one proctored exam, which will be a midterm, final, or both. These exams are proctored for free during designated days/times on the Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, and LRAFB campuses. If you aren't able to travel to one of these locations you may secure a proctor outside of the campuses, provided the proctor meets the ASUB Online Proctoring Policy. Find out more about proctoring by clicking on Proctoring Locations, Dates, & Other Information .
Who do you contact if you have additional questions?
For degree specific questions - contact the appropriate division. You will find contact information on the Online Degrees link.
For technical questions or help with logging in to Bb - contact the Bb Help Desk at 501.882.4409 or email BbHelpDesk (you must use your ASUB email address to send the email since it is an internal account).
The Bb Help Desk is open Monday through Thursday, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, and Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. The help desk is closed on holidays and when classes are not in session. In the event of inclement weather the help desk will be closed if the Beebe campus is closed.