Skip to main content
Skip to main content

Online Orientation

WKU GlobeWKU Online…Helping You SucceedWKU Pylon

Open Orientation for Non-Degree Seeking Students

Curious about Blackboard?  Be our guest! Experience the look and feel of Blackboard first hand, post to the discussion board and evaluation your readiness for online learning by logging into with the information below: 

Prospective Students: Login with username: guest.wstudent; password: wku-since1906. Once you have successfully logged in, click on "An Orientation for Distance Learners" in the right hand column. 

Thank you for visiting the Open Orientation for Non-Degree Seeking Students! This orientation was created for online learners who are NOT seeking a degree, but need to be connected with resources, learn how to register for classes, and set up student accounts. Undergraduate degree seeking students should visit TOP for Online Learners. Graduate degree seeking students should contact the Graduate School for information on the next graduate orientation.

This orientation is designed to address your initial questions and direct you where you need to go. It will allow you to do the following:

  • Gain a better understanding of WKU and various class options, including distance learning 
  • Understand the process of enrolling in classes
  • Access your university accounts, including Toppermail, TopNet, myWKU and Blackboard (software used to deliver online courses at WKU)
  • Learn new strategies for success in an online environment
  • Get acquainted with support available for distance learners at WKU

Orientation Sections

This orientation contains 5 main sections. You can expect to learn everything from how to register for your courses and set-up your accounts to how to use Blackboard. All sections and topics are shown on the left menu. You can proceed to the next page by clicking "next" at the end of each page or navigate through the different sections from the left menu.

Good luck on your journey! 

                                                                                                                                                 clickable button to go to the next page

Note: documents in Portable Document Format (PDF) require Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher to view,
download Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Note: documents in Excel format (XLS) require Microsoft Viewer,
download excel.

Note: documents in Word format (DOC) require Microsoft Viewer,
download word.

Note: documents in Powerpoint format (PPT) require Microsoft Viewer,
download powerpoint.

Note: documents in Quicktime Movie format [MOV] require Apple Quicktime,
download quicktime.

 Last Modified 11/16/17