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Welcome to SHSU Online! If you are like most new online students, you are ready to begin your online education but may also have a few questions prior to your first semester. No problem, we are here to help!

Once you have been accepted for admission:

To make the enrollment process as easy as possible, click on the printable checklist link below that best describes the kind of student you'll be at SHSU. It will take you step by step through enrollment, with helpful links for answers to any questions you might have along the way.

SHSU Orientation


Undergraduate Students

If you are new to SHSU, online orientations are available for online undergraduate students who cannot attend an orientation at the SHSU campus. If you are an undergraduate student who wishes to view the online orientation, please submit an email to Jesse Bernal at jessebernal@shsu.edu and request the online orientation.

If you are able to attend the SHSU Freshman Orientation Event at the Main SHSU Campus... we will see you there! The SHSU Online team will be hosting several orientation sessions throughout the orientation event.

Graduate Students

If you are new to SHSU, online orientations are available for online students who cannot attend an orientation at the SHSU campus. Visit the online orientation for new graduate students.

Getting Started in Your Online Class


Technical Requirements

Prior to beginning your first day of online classes, it is important to make sure that you understand the technical requirements. Please review the technical requirements for online learning. If you are new to Blackboard, take a minute to work through the "Getting Started" section of Blackboard. To do this, login to http://shsu.blackboard.com and click the "Getting Started" tab in the top right-hand corner of your screen.

Where to Find Your Classes: Blackboard

While you may login to Blackboard prior to the start of the semester, your online classes will not be listed until the first day of class. To login to Blackboard use your SHSU user name and password: http://shsu.blackboard.com

Blackboard 101 (PDF Document)

Resources for Online Students


Online students have many resources available to ensure success! Visit our student resources page for a list of services and tools that may help you in your online courses.

  • Our Technical Team is located on the main SHSU campus and is staffed year round (excluding holidays) Monday-Saturday from 7am-Midnight.
  • You can reach the Technical Team by email at delta@shsu.edu or by phone at 936.294.2780. (Technical Support Information Sheet)