The Online Environment

Being an online student... As easy as surfing the internet!

Meeting the demands of Head Start programs online!!!

You can complete 100% of our University studies from virtually anywhere in the US.

Our computer-based educational delivery system has extended the boundaries of the classroom. The Online program uses the power of the Internet to deliver online learning that is independent of time and location. Rather than gathering in a workshop, students and instructors interact online or offline in a forum using the online environment.

Students can access research material from the University's Electronic Library. The Online program is designed to benefit working Head Start professionals in a number of ways. Classes are offered one at a time, in sequence. There are no semesters, so students can begin a course of study any month of the year. A student can concentrate on one level at a time, and when a credential level is obtained they can move on to the next level or move forward to receive a professional certificate.

Each online class lasts six weeks. A student can sign on any hour of the day or night, taking part at times that
best fit his or her schedule. While this flexibility is unprecedented, it requires greater than average discipline and does not allow a student to "coast." Students devote an average of fifteen to twenty hours a week to their studies.

HS University uses Blackboard Learn for its online instructions. Blackboard is a Web-based learning management system (LMS) designed to support fully online courses or provide a space for face-to-face course supplementation.  Blackboard provides many types of tools and features for enriching the learning experience.


How Does It Work?

Blackboard integrates with Student Ecampus to provide a space for each course taught each semester.  Student enrollments and faculty assignments are handled automatically by the system.  A fully functional course space, called a “shell,” provides tools for displaying content, interacting with students, and assessing students’ work. Blackboard supports various media types for creating engaging content, such as the following:

Audio and video, for example Youtube videos and Echo360 Lecture Capture for more engrossing lectures

Discussion and journaling tools for interacting with students and encouraging them to engage with the content

 A powerful, interactive grade center and assessment tools enable instructors to record and asess your work in a variety of ways

How Do I Use It?

Simply log in and get started!


Whether you’re just beginning your first course with HS University or have used it before and need a refresher, check out the Resource section. Within these folders, you will find valuable Quick Tips for working in your Blackboard course, configuring your computer, frequently asked questions, and tutorials.