Online Learning

Western is currently using Blackboard Learn (a system-wide initiative) as its E-Learning course management system. This system allows faculty to supplement on-ground courses with online components, or to use for fully online courses.

For support information about the E-Elearning platform at Western you can access the IT Help Desk site or the Information Technology site.

Virtual Course Environment

Blackboard Learn is an academic enterprise system that supports online learning. The tools and components built into Learn combine to support students, course designers, administrators and instructors with their online instructional activities. With a standard Web browser, students and instructors can login from anywhere in the world to access their class materials and interact with one another.

Blackboard Learn includes a virtual course environment built to support different teaching styles and learning needs. Blackboard Learn is designed to provide the tools for faculty to prepare, deliver, and manage their courses. Institutions of all sizes — even the largest educational systems or consortia — can reliably scale their e-learning programs, create powerful efficiencies enterprise-wide, and support the growing demands of all academic constituents.

Online WCSU Courses

The university’s Open/Close system can be used to locate online WCSU courses.

  • Visit
  • Select the TERM you wish to attend
  • Select the SUBJECT(S) in which you are interested
  • In the SCHEDULE TYPE drop down list, select either
    • On-Line (for Online classes) or
    • Hybrid Course (for classes which are a blend of online and in-class instruction)