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 your web browser settings. VERY IMPORTANT!

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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

3. Check the resolution of your computer screen to see if it is set at 1024x768 or higher.

If you are using an older computer and monitor, it may display things in a 'larger' format. This causes you to run out of room as you scroll left to right in Learn@UWStout. Try this: On your computer's desktop screen, right click Properties --> then click on Settings. Increase the screen resolution to 1024x768.

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 (Summer 2013 or 2013 Fall). Click on the link to the title of your course (under My Courses), and browse your course information.

  • Review the classlist (Click on Communication 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: 715-232-2253