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Student Guide to Online Learning

The Office of Digital Learning and Academic Innovation present the Student Guide to Online Learning, an open enrollment Blackboard course that will help you get ready for the Fall 2020 semester! Designed and developed by students, this course will help you get setup with the latest digital tools, provide you with tips from other roadrunners, and help you get a better idea of what to expect this semester.

Your Guide to Online Learning

There are a total of 6 modules in the Student Guide course, each with different resources, tips, and activities to complete. Earn an 80 on each quiz to move onto the next module. Score a 100 and you’ll also receive a badge! There are a total of 9 badges you can earn in the course. Complete all 6 modules and you’ll also earn a certificate.


Open enrollment into the course will begin one-week before class starts, allowing you to get familiar with Blackboard and a head start on the Fall 2020 semester.

Win a UTSA Online shirt!

Earn all 9 badges in the course and you will be automatically entered into a drawing for a chance to win a UTSA Online t-shirt! Winners will be randomly drawn and notified at the end of September. 

Keep an eye on your e-mail in case you win!

Earn these badges:

  • I'm a Roadrunner - Test your knowledge about UTSA
  • Blackboard Pro - You know how to navigate Blackboard like a pro
  • Learning Boss - Discover how you learn best
  • Keeping it Cool - You know how to keep cool under stress
  • Rowdy Runner - Campus resources and staying healthy are under control
  • Resource Genius - You know how to find the help you need in a pinch
  • Cool, Calm, and Creative - Get ready to be creative with the Adobe Cloud
  • Mobile Wizard - Become mobile ready with the UTSA and Blackboard apps
  • Know-it-all - Locate the class syllabus and learn what's inside