How it Works

Once you’ve notified us that you would like to participate in courses as an UMPI OpenU learner, we will gather some basic information about you and provide you with access to Blackboard, the system UMPI uses to deliver online courses. You will receive a user name and password and will then be able to view your course and any materials, videos or podcasts your instructor posts, and engage in Blackboard discussion boards. Once the course gets underway, you will be able to take part in the course just like any UMPI student taking the course for credit. Keep in mind that the rules of civil discourse apply and that the instructor has the right to remove you from the course at any time.