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University of Connecticut eCampus

Getting Started

Both current and prospective students should visit the eCampus Getting Started page for information on accessing online courses, proprams and certificate programs.

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.

You can expand or collapse the information by clicking on the topic titles below.

iconSyllabus

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.

iconTextbooks and Materials

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

Required materials can normally be purchased from a vendor of your choice.  The UConn Bookstore carries many materials that can be shipped via its online service. 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.

iconSoftware and Plug-ins

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

iconCourse 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 accessgg.

 
iconTechnical Support
iconMobile Access

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

iconTips 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

13

17

8

16

21

6

21

28

5

25

33.5

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

10

13 - 16

17-22.5

8

16 - 21

21-28

6

21 - 28

28-37

5

25 - 34

33.5-45.5

3

42 - 56

56-76


 

  • 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.
iconStudents 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.)

iconStudent 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 Complaint Process (.pdf).
 
iconFrequently 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.

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iconAvailable 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 Courses page.

iconGraduate Programs Online

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

iconStudent 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 Complaint Process (.pdf).