CSU, Chico Special Sessions

Winter Session Student Resources

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Student Resources

Wildcat ID

All students use their Wildcat ID to access emails and log into their class in Blackboard Learn. If you aren’t a continuing Chico State student and don’t know your ID number or did not provide your date of birth when registering for a class, try using one of the online retrieval tools provided by IT Support Services or contact the Continuing Education office at 530-898-6105.

Blackboard Learn

Blackboard Learn is the Chico State Learning Management System. Online classes are delivered using Blackboard Learn and all students can access textbook information and course materials in Blackboard Learn. Early review of coursework is highly recommended.

Access Your Class Beginning December 1

It is strongly recommended that you make sure your computer can access your class as soon as possible, beginning Friday, December 1. Sign into the Chico State Portal and follow the links to Blackboard Learn.

Get Familiar with Blackboard Learn

Watch Blackboard Learn On-Demand Videos

Blackboard has developed helpful videos on topics such as submitting assignments online, taking a test online, managing your course and personal tasks, and setting personal preferences in the Blackboard environment.

Use Your Student Orientation Course

Use your Student Orientation Course to become familiar with Blackboard Learn.

Make Sure Your Computer is Compatible

For a list of compatible browsers, please visit Blackboard’s Browser page:

Blackboard Learn v9.1 Compatible Browsers

Need Additional Help?

IT Support Services has some helpful answers to FAQs that will solve common problems. For additional assistance please contact ITSS from the FAQs page.

Accessibility Accommodations

If you need special disability accommodations for either an on-campus or online class, please contact the CSU, Chico Accessibility Resource Center.

WildcatMail

California State University, Chico considers e-mail to be the essential method for communicating official University business with students. Each student is provided with a campus WildcatMail email account. Review the contents of your WildcatMail account on a frequent and regular basis. Communications from your instructors, as well as official notifications from the university regarding enrollment, fees, holds and financial aid will only be sent to your WildcatMail account.

If you do not want to check your WildcatMail account on a regular basis, you can have your emails forwarded to another e-mail address. Forwarding instructions are available in the ITSS Knowledge Base.

Student Evaluations of Teaching

At the end of your Winter Session class, you will be emailed about completing an online Student Evaluation of Teaching. We encourage you to take a few minutes to provide feedback about your instructor.

Grades & Transcripts

Faculty will submit grades between January 19-31 and they can be viewed in the Student Center in the Portal.

Official transcripts are obtained from the Students Records Office. For more information, or to request a transcript, visit their website.

Get Ready - Study Tips for a Successful Winter Session

Winter Session classes are intense! The workload for your 13-day class is the same as a 15-week class. Here are some tips to help you succeed:

  • Check your WildcatMail account regularly for important updates about your class.
  • Log in to Blackboard Learn as soon as possible to make sure you have access to the class syllabus, class materials, and any important communications from your instructor.
  • Complete any appropriate pre-class preparation. 
  • Contact the professor if you have any questions about the course, assignments, or preparation.
  • Be sure to order your textbooks as soon as possible beginning November 1.
  • Clear your schedule so that you can focus on the course.

Download our complete Winter Session Study Tips.

Accessibility Accommodations: If you need special disability accommodations for an event, workshop, or online or on-campus class, please contact the CSU, Chico Accessibility Resource Center.