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Helpful Tips and Hints to Get You Started

IU South Bend Website: general and specific information about IU South Bend as well as useful links; current schedule of classes are found here. It is packed with information about anything related to attending IU South Bend. Useful links:

Admissions: http://www.iusb.edu/~admissio/apply

Registrar (info about class schedules and enrollment): http://www.iusb.edu/~regr/

School of Nursing: http://www.iusb.edu/~sbnurse

Information Technology: http://www.iusb.edu/~sbit

Onestart: This is the web based access to all things you manage at IU South Bend as a student -- your registration, finances, etc. You have to sign in with your user id and pass-phrase which you create once you are admitted http://onestart.iu.edu/my2-prd/portal.

Oncourse: Oncourse is the web based course management program IU uses. Faculty use this program to communicate and post assignments and grades specific to the course or courses you are enrolled in. After enrollment and about a month before the course starts access to this site for the course is available. Online courses use this site exclusively to conduct the course:

http://oncourse.iu.edu/portal

Build Your Own Oncourse CL How-To Guide: This PDF document was written by C. Hollingsworth and contains sections on getting started with Oncouse CL, personalizing Oncourse CL, discussion forums, sending messages, and using resources. It may be found at:

http://nursing.iupui.edu/students/documents/MyOncourseSupportDoc.pdf

Email: You need to set up and be familiar with using your IU South Bend email. Email will be the main form of communication from IU South Bend. Everything is electronic and electronic communication is considered official communication. You can set up your email to be forwarded to another address but we recommend that you use and check often the IU South Bend email to assure communications.

Other Good Things To Know: Early registration helps you get into the classes you want. Registration for Fall and Summer Semesters is in early April and for Spring in early November. The online program has eaarlier deadlines--over a month before classes start. You can register nad adjust registraiton through the first week of classes.

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