Get Connected!

Anytime. Anywhere. Anyplace.

To access your online courses at Marshall University, you must have internet access on a computer. Many students work on their courses at home, the workplace, libraries…wherever and whenever it’s convenient for them. Marshall operates on the Blackboard Learn 9.1 Learning Management System. There are Blackboard apps available for mobile devices where you can access your Marshall course, but we recommend that you take all assessments on a computer, preferably with a wired vs. wireless connection.

Hardware and Software Configurations

Make sure that the computer you will use to access your online course meets the minimum hardware requirements provided in the Computer Requirements section of Marshall University Online.  It is imperative that you stay up to date on java and flash updates on your personal computer to ensure Blackboard will run smoothly.

Internet Browser

Check your Internet browser, settings, and plug-ins!

Internet Explorer is no longer the preferred browser of choice for those of us who frequently use Blackboard. We recommend that you access Blackboard using Firefox or Chrome. Occasionally, technical issues will arise and you will be required to switch to a different browser in order to fulfill the course requirements. If you have problems viewing course materials, or accessing assessments or tools, please contact the IT Service Desk at with your name, course name, and browser type you are using.

Quickstart E-Course Login

Log Into MUOnLine

  1. Go to the login page at: or to the sidebar on the right.
  2. Enter your MU ID and PIN and click the login button. 

Your login ID is your MUNet username. Your MUNet username is also the same as your email alias.

Your PIN (personal identification number) is a six (6) digit number that was assigned to you with your MUNet ID. It is the same information you would use to login to a campus computer.

Need help with your MU ID and PIN?
If you need help with your MU ID click here. If you need help with your PIN click here.

Log out of your E-course

Don’t Forget!

When you are finished working on your ecourse, make sure you log out by clicking the power button on the top right of your screen.

Privacy Issues

Your grades, whether they are recorded for assignments, quizzes, graded discussions, etc. are only visible to the course instructor, teaching assistant (if applicable), and technical support staff. They are not visible to other students. Our support staff respects your privacy.

While online courses are secure in that only those enrolled or associated with the course are given access, we recommend that you exercise good judgment when posting or emailing confidential information, just as you would if sharing confidential information in a face-to-face classroom setting or via a personal email account.

*You MUST email your instructor with your Marshall email account to discuss assignments or grades. Your instructors are not able to correspond with you about your course materials unless it is through your Marshall email account.*

Course Materials:


Textbooks are available at the Marshall University Bookstore located in the Memorial Student Center on the Marshall campus. You can order books online at the bookstore’s website or via telephone: (304) 696-3622.

For your convenience, the bookstore website lists required textbooks by semester and course. You will be prompted to select the appropriate course number and section number to view the list of required textbooks for your course.

Please Note:
Textbooks are available far in advance of the course start date. Check the bookstore links for textbook availability.

Contact the Marshall University Bookstore (Huntington campus) by phone at (304)696-3622 or (800)547-1262 or via email.

Contact the Marshall University Graduate College Bookstore (South Charleston campus) by phone at (800) 642-9842 ext. 2501.

Course Syllabi

Syllabi are available for many online courses far in advance of the course start date. To see if your course syllabi are available, search for your course in the MUOnLine course catalog, available on the MUOnLine homepage.


Marshall University no longer uses We are now using SafeAssign, a tool built-in to Blackboard.

LockDown Browser by Respondus

LockDown Browser is a secured browser for online testing.  Instructors may choose to use LockDown Browser for certain or all assessments in their courses.

LockDown Browser requires a one-time download of the software package to your computer.  For more information on LockDown Browser and the links to download it to your Windows or Mac computer please review