What Is Telesis and How Do I Use It?
Effective June 30, 2013, Telesis will no longer be available.
What is Blackboard, and how do I use it?
Blackboard is a web-based course management system which may be used by any instructor currently teaching a course at Washington University. It is an alternative to Telesis, another online course management system used by some faculty. Your instructor will tell you which system she prefers.
Blackboard offers online access to a syllabus, course calendar, assignments and files, as well as online teaching and communication tools such as threaded discussion, email, chat, and file sharing. The site has a handy “Help” feature available on the home page after you have logged in.
To access Blackboard, click the following link: https://bb.wustl.edu
Then you must use your ID and Password to log in. If you have created a WUSTL Key ID, use that name and password. If you have not created a WUSTL Key ID, log in to the university system using your six-digit student ID number (also known as WebSTAC ID), and a password which should have been emailed to you when you registered for a course. You will then be prompted to create your own WUSTL Key.
If you do not have a password, or if you have forgotten it, go to the WebSTAC home page at https://acadinfo.wustl.edu/ and click the “Forgot your password?” link. The system will reset your password and email it to you within 24 hours.
Problems with Blackboard or Telesis? Contact Student Technology Services, at 314-935-7100 or at http://sts.wustl.edu/
What is WebSTAC? and How Do I Get In?
Through Washington University's WebSTAC site you can access your past and current student records. Click here to access WebSTAC. The full URL for the WebSTAC site is https://acadinfo.wustl.edu.
All student information is confidential and therefore password-protected. To access your own records on WebSTAC for the first time, use the 6-digit student ID and password originally assigned to you by University College (it arrives by postal mail). As you enter the Washington University computing system you will be prompted to create a personalized WUSTL Key name and password allowing entry into that site and many other specialized Washington University sites and services.
Some of the WebSTAC menu functions are publicly accessible, such as course listings and information, and do not require the use of a password.
Can't log in? Forgot a password? For further assistance, contact the Office of Student Records in the Women’s Building (314) 935-5959, during business hours, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
How to Drop a Course and How to Change a Grade Option
If you find that you must drop a UC course, here is how. Click the "Courses & Registration" button above. Once you log in using your ID and your password, you will see a tab at the top called "My Schedule." Click there, select the semester, and you should see a "Drop" button appear. Click the "Drop" button and you are finished.
If you wish to drop a course that is designated "Shortcourse," please click here to print the form, complete it and fax it to University College at (314) 935-6744. Your drop will be processed on the date it is received. This form may be used to make other changes in your registration, i.e. drop a course, add a course or change your grade option.
How to Register for Courses
Click the link for a step-by-step guide on how to register. Thank you for choosing University College. For information, call (314) 935-6700, or toll-free 1-866-340-0723.
How Do I Use This Website?
One way to quickly find information you want is through our site map, a single webpage that links to all of University College's website pages, including our Academic Calendar, Financial Aid pages, and a list of printable application and scholarship forms. Choose what you want from the list that appears, and click on it.
Accessing the WU Wireless Network
Owners of wireless digital devices can have wireless (Wi-Fi) access to the Internet at the many "wireless hot spots" on the Washington University campus. For free guest access, click on the available network named GUESTWiFi-WUSTL. No authentication is required. The guest network is not secure. If you are an admitted, degree-seeking student you will have been issued a WUSTL Key. Your WUSTL Key username and password will serve as authentication for secure wireless ("wi-fi") access.
The following instructions are for a laptop computer. For other platforms, click here. Make sure
- that you are in a campus "hot spot" that receives wireless service and
- your laptop has installed in it a 802.11b wireless network card. Newer laptops have this card already built in. If your laptop is older and doesn't have this card, the wireless network is not available.
Wireless access is available at these Hilltop campus locations ("hot spots"):
- Holmes Lounge
- Bowles Plaza
- Mallinckrodt Dining Area
- Olin Library, All levels
- Most classrooms
- January Hall's East Asian Library
- Arts & Sciences Computing Center
- Lab Sciences Building
- School of Engineering
- McMillan Hall - 2nd floor AFAS area
- McMillan Hall 149
- Biology Library
- South Brookings
- Eads Hall
- Social Work Library
- Gaylord Music Library
- Ursa's Cafe & Patio
- Friedman Lounge
- South 40 Swamp
- Simon Hall
- Bixby Hall
- McMillan Hall - West hallways
- Compton/Crow - Physics Library
- McMillen Laboratory
- Danforth University Center
If you connect to a wireless network without logging in with your WUSTL Key, the connection is NOT SECURE, and information such as IDs, passwords, and credit card information CAN BE INTERCEPTED.
WANT A SECURE CONNECTION? It's called WUFI-S. Click here and follow the instructions. There's a download, and the installation (for XP) has 27 steps, but installation is not complicated and screenshots show you how. You can get a secure connection with an I-Phone, Mac, or Windows.
Have no laptop? Get on the Net at the many standard PC computers that can be found at Olin Library, or at the Arts & Sciences Computing Lab in Seigle Hall, room 012. The Arts & Sciences Computing Lab has 14 computers and is open until 12 midnight Mondays through Thursdays during the semester.
How Do I Access My WUSTL Email?
Only degree-seeking students in University College have a university-provided e-mail account. Click here to access your Washington University / University college email. This account uses your WUSTL Key information.
How Do I Use the Library?
To search the Washington University Libraries for books, electronic resources, and journals, click here. To check out books, request books through Interlibrary Loan, or access databases, you must be an enrolled student, and enter your WUSTL Key name and password. On the Library Home Page are links to many different kinds of library services for students and faculty.
You can access the Washington University Libraries database from off-campus locations using your WUSTL Key and password. This is called "access by proxy". Click here.
There is one main library, called Olin Library, at the center of the Danforth Campus; there are also 8 smaller "subject libraries" on campus, such as the East Asian Library (in January Hall), or the Social Work Library (in Brown Hall). The main library catalog lists all the resources in every campus library. Most books are in Olin Library. The library catalog will tell you if you must visit a subject library to get your book or journal.
The Library Help Desk telephone number is (314) 935-5410. Don't hesitate to call! Olin Library librarians are available to help you begin your research.