Getting Started / Learn More (Current and Prospective Students)

Currently enrolled and prospective students should visit the eCampus Take a Course page for information on enrolling in online courses, programs and certificate programs.

Our FAQ Page also provides answers to commonly asked questions.

Enrolled Students

To ensure that you are prepared for your online course, the Husky CT learning environment, and your responsibilities as a University of Connecticut student, read all the information below.

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UConn Online Students

Syllabus

Read the syllabus and identify required course materials, software and plug-ins.

IMPORTANT: Please note that not all faculty provide their course syllabi through eCampus. If you do not see the  syllabus for your course, you can contact your instructor for more information. A list of courses and instructors can be found by navigating to the Registrar's Schedule of Classes or Student Administration System.

Textbooks and Materials

Obtain required course materials identified on the syllabus prior to the first day of the semester.

To ensure that you get the specific materials that your instructor has required, you can make purchases in-person or online from the UConn Bookstore. We recommend you call the UConn Bookstore (860-486-3537) prior to making in store purchases to be sure the text and/or materials are in stock.

Note: Some online courses have no materials to purchase.

Software and Plug-ins

Your course syllabus will provide information on required plug-ins and software.

Course Access: HuskyCT and Internet Requirements

NetID
Know your NetID and password; it provides access to your online course in HuskyCT, UConn’s online learning platform. Don’t know your NetID; see Student NetID Information

Note: Your Student Administration System (SAS) ID is not your NetID.

Internet Requirements and Connection Speeds
You will need dedicated access to the internet to participate in UConn online courses. We recommend the following range.
MINIMUM: Broadband (high-speed) Internet connection with a consistent minimum speed of 1.5 Mbps
RECOMMENDED: Broadband (high-speed) Internet connection with a consistent speed of 4 Mbps or higher

Accessing Your Course From a Foreign Country
Some foreign countries may limit or prohibit access to certain US web-sites, including YouTube, ProctorU.com, HuksyCT.uconn.edu and other sites required for completing your online course. It is your responsibility to review the course syllabus ahead of time and understand any limitations there may be in accessing required content. While using UConn’s VPN might or might not allow you to gain access to HuskyCT and other related content, it is your responsibility to be aware of and abide by any laws and regulations where you are located.

HuskyCT
Login to HuskyCT to access your course. Most courses are available the first day of classes; however some courses allow early access.

Technical Support

Student Authentication and Online Proctoring

Student Authentication and Verification

The University of Connecticut is required to verify the identity of students who participate in online courses and to establish that students who register in an online course are the same students who participate in and complete the course activities and assessments and receive academic credit. Verification and authentication of student identity will be based upon the following:

1. Secure access to the learning management system using your unique UConn NetID and password.

2. Additional methods may include online proctoring, online identity verification through third party companies, video conferences with ID check,  and other methods chosen by faculty.


Online Proctoring

Requirements and expectations for online proctoring will be listed in course syllabi. Two commonly used proctoring solutions are listed here:

1. ProctorU Information for Students

2. Respondus Lockdown Setup for Students

Mobile Access

Many courses are not yet optimized for mobile devices. Please check with your instructor to see if this feature is available.

 

Tips for Success

Read the syllabus and obtained required materials.

  • Establish a comfortable study space to complete course work.
  • Schedule consistent “course work time” into your routine. For a three credit in person course, University policy stipulates that for every 1 hour in class there is a minimum of 2 hours of student work out of class. For online courses, the minimum number of hours is a combination of the total hours required for an in person course. See the chart below:

Minimum Number of Hours Per Week Per UConn Policy

Weeks in Semester

Minimum Hours Per Week
3 Credit Online Course

Minimum Hours Per Week
4 Credit Online Course

14

9

12

12

10.5

14

10

12.6

16.8

8

15.75

21

7

18

24

6

21

28

5

25.2

33.6

3

42

56

 

Range in Number of Hours Per Week Students Might Expect

Weeks in Semester

Range in Hours Per Week
3 Credit Online Course

Range in Hours Per Week
4 Credit Online Course

14

9 - 12

12 - 16

12

10.5 - 14

14 - 18.7

10

12.6 - 16.8

16.8 - 22.4

8

15.75 - 21

21 - 28

7

18 - 24

24 - 32

6

21 - 28

28 - 37.3

5

25.2 - 33.6

33.6 - 44.8

3

42 - 56

56 - 74.6

  • Log-in to your course regularly:
    • Read announcements and messages: these are the primary tools the instructor will use to communicate information about the course.
    • Participate actively in discussion forums and read all posts. Most discussion forums encourage multiple posts from each student. Review the General Discussion Guidelines.
    • Pay attention to due dates.
    • Read instructor feedback on graded and returned work.
    • Check MyGrades to see your progress.
  • Submit course work on time.
    • Keep up with readings and assignments.
    • Participate in discussion and group activities in a timely manner (particularly when peers are depending on your input).
  • Ask your instructor and peers questions.

Students with Disabilities

Students needing special accommodations should work with the University's Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD). You may contact CSD by calling (860) 486-2020 or by emailing csd@uconn.edu. If your request for accommodation is approved, CSD will send an accommodation letter directly to your instructor(s) so that special arrangements can be made. (Note: Student requests for accommodation must be filed each semester.)

Student Complaint Process

In order to comply with the Higher Education Opportunities Act of 2008, the University of Connecticut provides prospective and enrolled students with the following information for filing complaints with the University, its accrediting agency, and with the appropriate state agencies:
University of Connecticut Student Consumer Information.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

For more information, please see the eCampus FAQ section.

Prospective Students

To find out more about UConn's online courses and Programs,read all the information below.

Available Online Courses

Prospective students can search for available online courses by using the Student Admin system. Be sure to check the box for Online Courses Only.

For more information on tuition or to register for an online course, please contact the Office of the Registrar.

To view courses offered in the Winter and Summer sessions, view the Office of Summer and Winter Programs online site.

To view syllabi for current and previous online courses, view the eCampus Online Courses page.

Graduate Programs online

To view a list of the graduate programs offered at UConn, please visit the eCampus Programs page.

Student Complaint Process

In order to comply with the Higher Education Opportunities Act of 2008, the University of Connecticut provides prospective and enrolled students with the following information for filing complaints with the University, its accrediting agency, and with the appropriate state agencies:
University of Connecticut Student Consumer Information.

Student Responsibilities (Standards, Policies, and Resources)

As a member of the University of Connecticut student community, you are held to certain standards and academic policies. In addition, there are numerous resources available to help you succeed in your academic work. This section provides a brief overview to important standards, policies and resources.

References for Syllabi Links

References for Syllabi Links include policies from the University Senate, the Office of Institutional Equity, the Office of the Provost, and Community Standards that are most often posted on undergraduate and graduate syllabi. Students should read these and recognize their responsibilities with regard to these policies.

Student Code

You are responsible for acting in accordance with the University of Connecticut's Student Code. Review and become familiar with the expectations. In particular, make sure you have read the section that applies to you on Academic Integrity:

 

 

Avoiding Plagiarism

As a student, it is your responsibility to avoid plagiarism and meet University expectations related to academic integrity. The University of Connecticut Library recommends the following resources for students to understand and avoid plagiarism:

 

Copyright

Copyrighted materials within the course are only for the use of students enrolled in the course for purposes associated with this course and may not be retained or further disseminated.

 

Netiquette and Communication

At all times, course communication with fellow students and the instructor are to be professional and courteous. It is expected that you proofread all your written communication, including discussion posts, assignment submissions, and mail messages. If you are new to online learning or need a netiquette refresher, please look at this guide titled, Rules of Netiquette in Online & Distance Learning Courses.

 

Credit Hours and Workload

For a three credit in person course, University policy stipulates that for every 1 hour in class there is a minimum of 2 hours of student work out of class. For online courses, the minimum number of hours is a combination of the total hours required for an in person course. For more details refer to the Minimum Number of Hours Per Credit found above under "Tips for Success".

 

Course Add/Drop

If you should decide to add or drop a course, there are official procedures to follow:

You must officially drop a course to avoid receiving an "F" on your permanent transcript. Simply discontinuing a course or informing the instructor you want to drop does not constitute an official drop. For more information, refer to the:

 

Academic Calendar

The University's Academic Calendar contains important semester dates.

 

Policy against Discrimination, Harassment and Inappropriate Romantic Relationships

The University is committed to maintaining an environment free of discrimination or discriminatory harassment
directed toward any person or group within its community – students, employees, or visitors. Academic and professional excellence can flourish only when each member of our community is assured an atmosphere of mutual respect. All members of the University community are responsible for the maintenance of an academic and work environment in which people are free to learn and work without fear of discrimination or discriminatory harassment. In addition, inappropriate Romantic relationships can undermine the University’s mission when those in positions of authority abuse or appear to abuse their authority. To that end, and in accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits discrimination and discriminatory harassment, as well as inappropriate Romantic relationships, and such behavior will be met with appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal from the University. Refer to the Policy against Discrimination, Harassment and Inappropriate Romantic Relationships for more information.

 

Sexual Assault Reporting Policy

To protect the campus community, all non-confidential University employees (including faculty) are required to report assaults they witness or are told about to the Office of Diversity & Equity under the Sexual Assault Response Policy. The University takes all reports with the utmost seriousness. Please be aware that while the information you provide will remain private, it will not be confidential and will be shared with University officials who can help. Refer to the Sexual Assault Reporting Policy for more information.