Student using an iMacWelcome to the University of Saint Francis! We are excited to have you as part of our community. In order to assist you with navigating your online courses, the University of Saint Francis has compiled some overviews and tutorials for the various services and software utilized here.

To learn more about your student email; online storage via SkyDrive; Blackboard, our learning management system where you will access your courses; and My Cougar Connection, your academic portal to success, click on Learn about Software.

The Learn about Services tab provides information on changing your password and accessing the reference librarians.

For information on when you can receive person-to-person assistance, please click on Hours of Operation. This tab also contains direct links to many of the sites presented in the software section.

We hope that the information in these overviews and tutorials will give you the tools you need for a successful and enjoyable online experience.


Student using an iMacOnline instruction is similar to learning in a classroom environment. Your instructor will provide you with readings, activities, assignments, and assessments to complete. You should expect to spend the same amount of time and energy in your online courses as you would in an on-ground class. Success in an online course requires flexibility. Learning online can be an adventure for both you and your instructor. You will be exposed to new experiences that aren’t always comfortable or easy. The ability to be flexible will help you have positive experiences as you maneuver through your online courses.


This site was created by the awesome members of Team DIET:

Site Design: Michael Moore, Jared Haagen, Amberly Nowak
Video Production: Patrick Riggle
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