Student Resources


Documents and Forms

Declaration of Intent to Complete Form

This form is required if you apply for an internship that has an application deadline prior to completion of all didactic coursework.

Request for Letter of Recommendation Form

When you apply for internships, this form is required to assist faculty in knowing you better and writing a precise evaluation.

Student Handbook 2016-2017

You are encouraged to utilize this handbook to learn about and understand important program information and policies.


Blackboard / Canvas

Blackboard and Canvas are on-line learning systems that were developed to enhance teaching and learning through the Internet.

You will have access to your courses on Blackboard or Canvas on the first day of classes, not before!

Access Your Courses on Blackboard

  • USERNAME - first eight (8) characters of the UNC-generated email/Bearmail address
  • PASSWORD - same password used to access URSA and your email/Bearmail account
  • The email address added to the Blackboard system will be your UNC-generated email/Bearmail address.  You may forward your UNC email address to a personal email address in User Preferences.
  • Tutorials for Blackboard are available online to help you learn and understand more about online instruction.  Please consider utilizing this resource.

Access Your Courses on Canvas

  • USERNAME - first eight (8) characters of the UNC-generated email/Bearmail address
  • PASSWORD - same password used to access URSA and your email/Bearmail account
  • The email address added to the Canvas system will be your UNC-generated email/Bearmail address.  You may forward your UNC email address to a personal email address in User Preferences.
  • Tutorials for Canvas are available online to help you learn and understand more about online instruction.  Please consider utilizing this resource.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What types of technology must I have access to? 

    You must have access to a computer with e-mail and Internet capabilities. Your online courses are offered using a learning management system such as Blackboard or Canvas. Discussion and interaction most often takes place via e-mail, discussion groups or chat rooms on-line. A conservative list of recommendations for using Blackboard or Canvas includes the following:

    • Platform: Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT, ME; MacOS 9 or Mac OS X.
    • Hardware: 64 MB of RAM, 1 G of free disk space
    • Software: Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat Reader
    • Browser: Internet Explorer 5.5 or Netscape 4.78 – JavaScript & Cookies must be enabled.
    • Modem: 56K
  • How do I find the schedule of classes?

    You can access the Distance Dietetic Program class schedule via the UNC Extended Campus website.

  • How do I find out what textbooks books are being used and where do I get them?

    The textbook list, including ISBN numbers, for classes can be found in Ursa once you have registered. In addition to other online bookstores, books may be ordered from the UNC Bookstore and Fan Shop.

  • Where do I get books and supplies? 

    Once you have identified the books and materials needed, you can obtain your books through online websites such as AllBookstores or Ebay Half.

    You may also obtain your books and supplies through the UNC Bookstore and Fan Shop website or by phone 970-351-2135 or email.  State that you are an off-campus degree student, and be ready to provide the textbook information along with the course and section numbers.

    You are responsible for having your books when the class starts. Be sure to allow plenty of time for shipping so you will have your books prior to the beginning of the course.

  • How to I access Degree Works?

    Use a web browser to access Degree Works.  If you are a new student, follow directions at the right under Access Management.

    In the Secure Access Login area, enter your User Name (the first eight (8) characters of your Bearmail address) and Password (the same password that is used to access Bearmail).  Then click the Login button.

  • Do I have to use my Bearmail email account or can I just use my personal account from home or work?

    You are required to use your Bearmail email account.

     

  • Who do I contact if I have a problem with ...
    • Questions about a class - contact your instructor
    • Questions about Blackboard - click "Need Help" on the Blackboard login page to contact UNC Technical Support
    • Questions about your program or University policies - contact your advisor