The Academic Technology Center is responsible for UWF’s Online Campus (OLC). The OLC supports all fully online, blended, and web-conferencing degree and certificate programs. The OLC website (onlinecampus.uwf.edu) provides one-stop shopping for distance learning students to assist in planning online degrees, certificates, and educational experiences. Students may access the website for advisement, admissions procedures, registration, information about taking online classes, and graduation. The Online Campus provides many helpful tips and links to the same quality services and student support available on our University of West Florida campuses. Students participating in the Online Campus will have access to advisors, military education coordinators, and others to assist the online learner’s overall educational experience.
Almost 30 degree and certificate programs are offered through the UWF Online Campus. Admittance to any of our online degree or online certificate programs provides the opportunity to apply for an out-of-state tuition waiver that reduces out-of-state tuition substantially (See out-of-state tuition waiver information below). Students enrolling in these programs will experience interactive, personalized strategies for course delivery as well as access to the Online Campus staff that stand ready to provide information to online students. Programs currently offered through the Online Campus can be found at:onlinecampus.uwf.edu and in the Catalog.
Waivers to cover all or part of the out-of-state portion of assessed tuition may be available for qualified students admitted to specific online degree and online certificate programs. Students admitted to programs and certificates listed under Eligible Programs on the Online Campus website (onlinecampus.uwf.edu/affordable/waivers.cfm) and are 1) a non-Florida resident and 2) enrolled in Online Campus (OLC coded) courses may be eligible for the waiver.
Non-Resident members of the U.S. Armed Services on active duty stationed in Florida and their spouses and dependent children do not require waivers because they are granted Temporary Florida Residency.
Students enrolled through the SREB Academic Common Market are not eligible for the out-of-state tuition waiver. In some instances, the University may apply third party payments prior to applying waivers.
An online campus fee will be assessed each semester to students participating in fully online courses and mobile device delivered courses. This fee covers the cost of supporting and improving Online Campus offerings and services.
The Online Campus provides general support services and linkages to all campus-wide support services that may be required by a distance learning student. The Online Campus can serve as the primary point of contact for fully online student needs. OLC staff can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, toll free at 1-888-529-1823, or locally at (850) 473-7468. Students requiring more specialized support services will be transferred internally to the appropriate point of contact.
Military students seeking distance learning certificate and degree programs may obtain assistance with overall program planning aligning to SOC criteria along with the military students’ transcripts, including school house training aligned to ACE criteria, other institutional credits, etc. Military students seeking distance learning programs and certificates can contact the Online Campus for assistance. Contact the Military Education Advisor via email at email@example.com.
The following services may also be needed by the distance student:
The ITS Help Desk is available to provide technical support to the online learning student. Contact the Help Desk directly for technical questions through telephone (850) 474-2075 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of West Florida Libraries offer an array of services, including access to the catalog and numerous online databases. Many of these databases include full-text journal articles or information. To access library services and databases, you must be a currently enrolled UWF student and have a UWF ID. To learn more about how the library can assist you, visit the library website (library.uwf.edu) and select the ONLINE LEARNERS LIBRARY GUIDE Quick Link. You may also contact the Library Information Help Desk at (850) 474-2424.
The success of online learning relies heavily on the commitment of the student to participate fully in class assignments, discussions, and in supporting class members while building an online learning community. Each semester students should expect to receive an e-mail confirmation of their Online Learning course registration as well as providing details on how to learn online. The Online Campus website provides links to the UWF Bookstore as well as to all of the support services required for the student experience. Students should enter their online course(s) through the MyUWF portal at my.uwf.edu. Students are expected to have a UWF e-mail account that must be checked at least three times a week to be an active participant in online courses. Students having difficulty should contact the Online Campus for guidance (email@example.com or 1-888-529-1823).