Virtual Study Resources
With COVID-19 came the option of remote/online learning. Before, Kent State hosted a number of fully virtual programs, however, currently almost all KSU programs have online classes available. If you intend to study remotely temporarily or for the duration of your program, then we have some resources for you!
Whether you study in the U.S., from your home country, or on a beach, you will need access to all of your Kent State information while you take classes. Your email, online class platform, and more can be accessed through FlashLine. If you have not set up your FlashLine account yet, learn more about accessing it here:
Registering for Classes
In order to register for classes, it is recommended that you speak with your Academic Advisor (undergraduate students) or Program Coordinator (graduate students) before registering. English as a Second Language (ESL) students will need to take their placement and speak with the ESL team. These individuals can help make sure you take the appropriate classes for your major and level of study.
How to Find Your Academic Advisor (Undergraduate Students)
- Start by looking under your Student Information in FlashLine. Here are the instructions: https://www.kent.edu/flashline/news/how-can-i-find-out-who-my-advisor.
- If that information is not available, search here: Find an Advisor.
How to Find Your Program Coordinator (Graduate Students)
- You can find your department contact information in the university catalog.
- If you have not already done so, take your placement exam here: https://www.kent.edu/cas/esl-center/online-placement-tool.
- If you have taken your placement test, speak with the ESL Department by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kent State Mobile Apps
Want to have Kent State information at your fingertips? KSU offers multiple apps for your phone or tablets that you can download today! Learn more about what apps are available here: https://www.kent.edu/mobile.
International Student Orientation
You will be enrolled in virtual International Student Orientation (ISO) near the start of the semester. This will offer more information about resources available to you and help you connect with campus departments you made throughout your time as a Kent State student. Check your email for the enrollment information once classes begin!
Office of Continuing and Distance Education
The Office of Continuing and Distance Education is an additional resource available to you while you study remotely. Check out all they can offer here: https://www.kent.edu/cde.
Most importantly, while you are studying remotely/online, you need to have access to your courses and coursework. There are currently two platforms used at Kent State. Blackboard was used most in the past, but we are transitioning to Canvas. For that reason, you may have a mix between the two online platforms for this coming semester. Find more information about KSU Blackboard here: https://help.blackboard.com/Learn/Student/Getting_Started/Find_Your_Courses and Canvas here: (link to come).