Learn more about resources available to our online students
Just because you attend classes from a distance, you are not disconnected from Wichita State or our dedicated student support. Your success is very important to us!
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Navigating Online Learning Resources
The Office of Financial Aid helps guide students through the financial aid process, assisting them in securing tuition grants and loans.
View WSU Financial Aid's Video Tutorials
- myFinances Overview
- Finalize your financial aid by August 1
- Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress to remain eligible to receive financial aid each semester
- Keep applying for scholarships
- For any special circumstances that have impacted your household finances, find out details about our policy in our Financial Aid Terms and Conditions
The Wichita State University Writing Center is a free writing resource available to all WSU students. Trained undergraduate tutors from a variety of majors will help you at any stage of your writing--from brainstorming to later stage work and revisions. Also available are graduates of our BA program and graduate-level tutors, many of whom are working toward their MA in English or MFA in Creative Writing.
Exam proctoring requirements really depend on the individual instructor for your classes. Some instructors (especially in Business and Nursing) require proctored exams, which can be scheduled at a local approved proctored testing center, or taken online with ProctorU (a website that allows proctors to watch you complete your scheduled exam with your webcam). For more details, please visit the Testing Services website.
Contact Testing Services
Online Student Success Tools
Don't ever miss an important deadline! Set a reminder on your device or add it to your planner.
Intro to Blackboard
Prior to the start of the semester make sure to spend some time familiarizing yourself with our online learning platform, Blackboard. For additional guidance on how to navigate Blackboard, select the Intro to Blackboard link below.
OneStop Student Services provides support to students 24/7/365 in the areas of admissions, financial aid, student accounts, registration, general advising and Blackboard.
Go to OneStop: wichita.edu/onestop
Students enrolled in a fully online program at Wichita State are required to complete online student orientation. The orientation course is offered fully online and provides students with the understanding of how to use and navigate Blackboard. If you do not complete orientation during your first semester, an orientation hold will be placed in your account. The hold will prevent you from enrolling in future classes at WSU until you have completed the orientation.
The Orientation module can be found in Blackboard under your My Organization tab through the Online Learning Link. Click "Start Here!" in the menu bar and complete the modules.
If you are a returning student or those who have already completed an on-campus orientation program are strongly encouraged to utilize these resources, as they do highlight the different needs and expectations of an online education. However, the program is not required for students who have participated in a WSU Orientation program in the past.