The information on these pages refers to Blackboard Vista. Specific information about the Blackboard Learn pilot can be found on the Blackboard Learn Information Site.
Online Learning at Metro State
Login to Online Courses
Registered students may login to online classes on the start date of the class. To access your online classes, login to ConnectU and select the My Courses tab.
About Online Courses
If you are considering taking an online course for the first time, you may be wondering what to expect and if an online course is a good choice for you. We would like to help you make an informed decision by providing you with information about online learning at Metro State.
Before registering for your first online course, we suggest that you learn more about what an online course is and then assess whether online learning is right for you. You may even want to take a self-assessment to determine if you have the personal characteristics and technical knowledge you will need to do well in an online course.
Online Learning Policy Booklet ( 918 KB)
If you would like to register for one or more online courses, please review the information about registration. For course descriptions and information about prerequisites, see the MSU Denver University Catalog. If you aren't sure which courses to register for, the Academic Advising office can help you determine which online courses will fulfill the requirements of your chosen degree program.
After you have registered for your online course, it is suggested that you learn about Blackboard Vista (Metro State's course management system) before logging in to your course for the first time. Metro provides free Blackboard Vista Training to teach you how to navigate and interact in the Blackboard Vista learning environment. It is also very important to verify that your computer meets all of the necessary technical requirements before your online class begins.
Current Online Students
To access your online course, login to ConnectU and select the My Courses tab.
If you need learning support, Metro State has numerous resources available for you. There are also many student services that can help you connect with other students, find college activities to participate in, and access University resources online.
If you are registered for a Blackboard Vista online course and you are experiencing a login or technical problem, please contact Embanet directly by calling 1-888-915-9535 or by visiting https://supportcenter.embanet.com/msudenver should you need assistance with your Blackboard courses. Day-to-day technology problems and non-Blackboard issues will continue to be handled by the internal Help Desk at 303-352-7548. Or you may submit a ticket directly to the ETC using the ETC Service Request Form.