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Support for Students

Welcome to Continuing and Distance Education

Every year, we help thousands of non-traditional students continue their education at the University of Vermont. Through collaborations with UVM's various colleges and schools, we offer courses and programs to help you explore your options, whether you're planning a career change, looking for personal enrichment or professional development, or preparing for an undergraduate or advanced degree.

Learn about our programs and offerings, then call us and meet with an advisor who can help you map an educational plan based on your background and goals. You can also take part in one of our many community events on campus and around the state.

Advising and Student Support

We are dedicated to helping you access the University of Vermont. Our role is to aid in the course selection process by understanding your experience and goals, guiding you through registration, and serving as your resource during your time at UVM. Curious if your past college credits apply at UVM? Want to understand where a program will take you after completion? Looking for resources for financial aid, tutors, or UVM policies? Contact a CDE advisor to learn more. You have the goal; we can help you achieve it.

Checklist for Student Success in Online Courses

Before your Class Begins
First Day of Class
Every Week of the Class
End of Class
Questions? Contact Us
Before your Class Begins
Read the course expanded course description in your MyUVM portal.
Know what textbooks you need and obtain them prior to the start of the course - UVM bookstore.
Watch the recorded online learning webinars.
Know how to log into your course.
Know the add, drop & withdrawal dates.
Explore the Blackboard Demo Course.
Know where the Blackboard tutorials are.
Know how to get tech support if you need it.
Know how to access the library from off-campus.

First Day of Class
What if I do not see my class in Blackboard? We recommend emailing your instructor to find out when it will be available.
Plan to spend time orienting yourself to the course, course layout, structure and course expectations.
Print a copy of the course Syllabus.
Introduce yourself on the discussion board (if your instructor asks you to do so.)
Know where to find your course lectures and assignments.
Add all due dates and important course related dates into your personal calendar.
Every Week of the Class
Know the day of the week when a new week or module begins. Be sure to log in that day to identify your assignments for the week.
Set aside time in your daily schedule to log in, do course work, assignments and/or participate in online discussions.
If you have questions or need help with course content, do not delay in reaching out to your instructor.
Do not fall behind in your coursework. It is hard to catch up.
Develop a time management strategy.
Check your grades in My Grades.
If you need tutoring we recommend Wyzant (extra fees apply)
End of Class
Complete the end of course evaluation.
Questions? Contact Us
Do you have a question? We are here to help!

Phone: 800-639-3210 or 802-656-2085
Fax: 802-656-3891

Office and Mailing Address:
UVM Continuing and Distance Education
322 South Prospect St.
Burlington, VT 05401

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Other times by appointment.