FlashLine is the main portal to systems and tools you’ll need to access while teaching. You access the Flashline portal by going to www.kent.edu and clicking on the FLASHLINE LOGIN button found in the top left corner. Note that your FlashLine username/password are used for many software services across Kent State University. View support information for FlashLine
- If you have not received your Kent State FlashLine ID, contact Academic Personnel, or call 330-672-8040.
- Final grades submission is completed in FlashLine. Login and click on the Faculty and Advisor Tools tab. Deadlines for final grade submission by faculty are posted each semester on the Registrar’s “Grades and Transcript Processing Dates” page
- Questions about grading? Look for clarification and reminder emails from your department and contact your department chair with any concerns or questions. Support for using Faculty and Advisor Tools
Expectations for online instructors
Online instructors are expected to be engaged and active in their online courses. The instructor is expected to actively give feedback, interact with students, monitor student progress and clarify and/or add context to existing content and assessments and create and post content where needed. View a suggested timeline for course activities.
According to the United States Department of Education, a distance course should include “regular and substantive interaction between these students and the instructor.” section § 600.2 of the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations.
Faculty, as members of the university, are required by federal law to provide reasonable accommodations to students with disabilities. The office of Student Accessibility Services coordinates all aspects of accessibility for Kent State University. SAS provides a variety of services to faculty and also provides resources for creating accessible course content.
Using Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn (Bb Learn or Learn) is the course management system supported at Kent State and is the expected delivery platform for online courses. You can access Blackboard Learn from the FlashLine portal or directly at learn.kent.edu. When you log in to Blackboard Learn, you should see your current course listings. If you do not, you should contact your department scheduler and let them know you are unable to see your sections in Blackboard. Learn more about support for Blackboard Learn.
This getting started page provides a list of comprehensive support services, including tips and tricks for getting your computer ready, strategies to be a successful online student, policies, and direct links to student academic services.