Orientation for Your Online Class

Checklist - Getting Started for Your Online Class

New to online learning? Getting off to the right start will make all the difference. To get started:

1. Activate your username and university email account.

All UW-Stout students are automatically assigned a username and email account upon registration.

Activate your university email account at https://password.uwstout.edu 

If you need assistance, call the ASK5000 Technology Helpdesk at (715) 232-5000 or email ask5000@uwstout.edu

Send a test email from your university email account using any computer:

2. Check to ensure your computer system is properly configured for Learn@UW-Stout courses.

System Check
This will verify your browser version, browser settings and display settings on your computer. It also ensures that you have any plug-ins that your course(s) require.

3. Check your web browser settings. VERY IMPORTANT!

Recommended web browsers

Make sure your computer and web browser are compatible with Learn@UWStout. If you have any questions about these preferences, call one of the numbers listed below and indicate you are a UW-Stout student needing help with Learn@UW-Stout. Help is available 7 days a week.

1-888-435-7589 select option 3
1-608-264-4357 select option 3

4. Practice logging in before the first day of class.

  • Go to Learn@UWStout. (BOOKMARK this page as this is the page you will enter each time you login to the course); click on the "UW-Stout Login" button.

  • On th next page, login with your username and password; click "Login."

  • After you login, you will see the semester you are currently enrolled (Spring 2015 or Fall 2015). Click on the link to the title of your course (under My Courses), and browse your course information.

  • Review the classlist (Click on Other Tools located near the upper right-hand corner). Click on ‘Students' (middle tab between ‘all' and ‘staff'). Check to see that your name is listed.

  • Complete your student profile. Click on the drop down arrow - on the right side of your name on the class list, then "Edit My User Profile".

  • Login to your university email account.

  • Email your instructor using your university email account.

If you have problems with your login (e.g., forgot your username or password):


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School of Education
Email: Online Professional Development
University of Wisconsin - Stout
Menomonie, WI 54751
Phone: 715-232-2693