uiuLearn Student Tutorials & Resources
This page contains tutorials to help students develop uiuLearn skills to participate in a variety of online course activities that can enrich the learning experience. You will also find information on UIU Library resources, as well as associated educational technologies such as McGraw Hill, Pearson, Panopto, Zoom, and Turnitin. If you don’t find what you are looking for, additional support and Resources information and links reside at the bottom of this web page.
uiuLearn Demonstration Course
Use the login credentials provided below to view a demonstration course. The course
will allow you to get familiar with the look and feel of uiuLearn. It also has video
tutorials for how to navigate the system and use the various tools to view course
content, take quizzes and much more!
Password (case sensitive): uiuLearn
- General Tips: the uiuLearn Experience – (added 5/14/21) – This tutorial helps you optimize your uiuLearn experience and provides general tips for troubleshooting. Topics include:
- Quick System Check
- Browser Recommendations
uiuLearn Log in Procedures – (updated 09/08/20) – clickable PDF format.
Brightspace Pulse install instructions Stay up to date with your uiuLearn courses! Brightspace Pulse sends notifications
from your online courses including announcements, grades, assignments, and more.
Viewing and Managing Course Content in Brightspace Pulse (added 5/18/2020) – Learn about pinning/unpinning courses, view and manage content,
viewing offline, and supported content types in Pulse.
Clear Your Browser Cache (Updated 02/4/2021) – Clickable PDF format. This tutorial includes instructions for Chrome, Firefox, and Edge browsers.
Content and Navigation
Navigating the Learning Environment (added 5/15/2020) – Video by D2L – Develop comfort navigating the common elements
of the uiuLearn Brightspace Environment.
Navigating Content (added 5/15/20) – Video by D2L – View and review course materials in the Content
Classlist (added 5/15/2020) – Video by D2L – Use the Classlist tool to learn about and connect
with everyone who is participating in a course.
Class Progress Tool (added 5/22/2020) – Video by D2L – Check how you’re doing in different areas of a
course by Accessing Class Progress.
Course & Instructor Evaluation Survey Tool Video – Demonstration walkthrough of course survey tool.
Engage in Discussions (added 5/15/20) – Video by D2L – Share thoughts and comments on course topics in
the Discussions tool.
Create an ePortfolio Presentation (added 5/15/20) Video by D2L – Showcase your achievements by creating presentations.
Finding Courses in uiuLearn
Navigating to Courses in uiuLearn (added 10/28/20)
Grades (added 5/15/2020) Video by D2L – Review grades and feedback on assignments by accessing
the Grades tool.
Viewing the Gradebook (PDF)
Instant Messages (Pager)
Instant Messages (added 5/15/20) Video by D2L – Message classmates and other users by accessing the
Instant Messages tool.
Logging In to uiuLearn and Microsoft Office 365
Office 365 (O365)
- O365 Widget – (added 12/4/20) – The Office 365 widget on the uiuLearn global homepage and most course homepages enables quick access to UIU email, Outlook calendars, and OneDrive where there is generous 1 TB storage and access from any computer, as well as easy file sharing.
Panopto Mobile Apps – (added 6/15/2020) In June 2020, Panopto announced new apps for iOS and Android. The new apps support offline videos, personalized home screen, a comprehensive search experience, and ability to upload or record new videos using a phone camera. The new apps are available in the iOS and Android app stores.
Panopto Student QuickStart Guide Video – Learn how to record or upload videos with Panopto and put them in uiuLearn
Panopto Student Walkthrough Video – Details of how to record and share links to videos you create in Panopto.
How to Use Panopto (added 5/27/20) PDF – Step-by-step instructions on recording videos using Panopto.
Accessing MyLab PDF – Step-by-step instructions on how to access your MyLab course materials via
Profile (added 05/15/2020) Video by D2L – Create a personal profile to develop meaningful
connections with others in your course.
Quizzes and Exams
Quizzes (added 5/15/20) Video by D2L – Access course quizzes or tests from the Quizzes tool.
Take a Quiz (added 5/15/20) Video by D2L – Take a quiz or exam using the Quizzes tool.
Why can’t I take a quiz? (added 05/15/20) – Having trouble taking a quiz? This video provides insights to
common issues you can troubleshoot before contacting your instructor.
Quiz Submission View (added 5/15/20) Video by D2L – Review quiz questions, answers, and instructor feedback
from the submission view of a quiz.
Turnitin Basics for Students – Video tutorial.
Zoom mobile app download (added 5/19/20)
Video Note (added 5/15/20) Video by D2L – Personalize your course interactions using Video Note.
Online Learning Support and Resources
- phone (800) 354-9706
- Cengage Online Support web site
D2L (uiuLearn) Brightspace
- phone: (800) 331-5094
- McGraw Hill Support web site
- MyLab & Mastering Support & Resources
- Instructor Support & Resources
- 24/7 Technical Support
- Online Course Toolkit for LMS Users
- 9 Strategies for Effective Online Learning
- Pearson FAQs
Upper Iowa University Information Technology Resources
Zoom support Hours are 24/7, including public holidays. Agents or technical engineers
are available for web, chat, and phone support.
- Support Web Page (added 4/6/2020)
- Submit a Zoom support request form
- Call Zoom support 1.888.799.9666 ext 2 – you will need your Personal Meeting ID and Host Key found on your Zoom account profile page.