Office of New Student Orientation Programs

100% Online Degree Students


Before registering for classes, all online students must complete their online orientation through Blackboard, UToledo’s Learning Management System. Blackboard orientation will introduce you to resources available to you as an online student and prepare you for success as a new student! 


To access Blackboard orientation, follow these steps: 

  1. Log in to your myUT portal at 

  1. Under the Student tab, under the UT Online heading, click Blackboard (or click here to log directly into Blackboard, also using your myUT username and password) 

  1. Under My Organizations, you should see Online Orientation, followed by the term you’re planning to start classes (such as Spring 2021) 

  1. Click on the organization, and complete all the steps in the modules!  


Once you’ve completed Blackboard orientation, contact your academic advisor in your specific college using the contact information below. Be sure to let them know you plan on completing your degree all online! Click here to access the contact information for each academic college.  


What should I do if I want to complete an on-campus degree program instead? 

Contact Admissions if you need to be updated to an on-campus degree program. You would then complete orientation for on campus students for your appropriate start term and student type. Click here for on campus student orientation details.  

How do I know if I’ve completed Blackboard orientation? 

If you’ve completed the quiz, you are completed with Blackboard orientation.  

How long does it take to complete Blackboard orientation?  

Blackboard orientation typically takes 15 minutes to complete, and you can save as you go.  

Who should I contact if I don’t see orientation in Blackboard? 

Contact the UT Online Help Desk. You should have access to Blackboard orientation within 24 hours of being admittedas long as it is less than two weeks before course registration opens.  Let them know you are looking to complete your degree program all online.  

When should I be able to access Blackboard orientation? 

Blackboard orientation opens two weeks before course registration opens for a given semester. For Spring 2021, Blackboard orientation will be open by October 8. Click here to see registration dates by term.  


Last Updated: 8/2/21