Student Guide

The University of Northern Iowa is committed to providing comprehensive support services for distance education students, faculty and staff. The Office of Continuing and Distance Education is your primary point of contact in accessing distance education support services.

General questions about distance education, courses and programs, registration, textbooks, payment options, etc.

Local: 319-273-2121 Toll-free: 800-648-3864
For deaf or hard of hearing, use Relay 711
Email: ContinuingEd@uni.edu
Office hours: Monday-Friday, 8 am–5 pm (Fall and Spring terms); 7:30 am-4:30 pm (Summer term)


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Technical support for distance education students

While most students encounter very few technical difficulties with our distance courses, our team of support specialists is available to assist you as needed.

Local: 319-273-7740
Toll-free: 800-648-3864
For deaf or hard of hearing, use Relay 711
Email: cesp-consult@uni.edu
Support hours: Mon-Thurs - 8 am–9 pm; Fridays - 8 am–5 pm


On-campus summer workshops/courses

Are you joining us on the UNI campus for a summer workshop or course? Please see our Campus Computing Guide for Workshop Participants to learn how you can access UNI's wireless network, the student computer centers and more.


Tutorials and guides for eLearning and distance education

Visit the links on the left menu for videos, text and pdfs to guide you as a UNI Panther at a distance, including checking your grades, viewing/paying your u-bill, forwarding your UNI email and more!

Enrolled UNI students also have access to the Lynda.com Online Training Library with more than 66,000 video tutorials on a wide variety of topics. Learn what you want, when you want it.