Libraries and Online Learning, Information Technology to host Tech Up sessions Jan. 3 and 10

Marshall University students, faculty and staff are invited to attend a Tech-up Open House Wednesday, Jan. 3, or Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Drinko Library 138 on the Huntington campus.

The session will help participants brush up on their technology skills in navigating the library’s electronic resources and services and using Blackboard through MUOnLine. Information Technology staff will be on hand to provide an overview of myMU and assist with other computer or wireless questions.

Participants will also learn tips and tricks to help them hit the ground running with research and writing support, accessing online librarians and guides, and maximizing e-books and e-journals. Basic Blackboard tools and utilizing the free 24/7 Blackboard tech support service will also be covered. Refreshments and door prizes will be provided.

“Tech Up” was created in response to a request by a Marshall student. Originally developed for nontraditional students, Tech Up has one purpose—to help all students succeed at Marshall by being technologically up to speed by the time they take their first course.

Students can also self-enroll in the online version of Tech Up through MU OnLine/ Blackboard by logging in, clicking on the Organization tab, searching for “Technology & Non-Traditional Students” and enrolling.

For additional information, contact Tiffany Bowes at or 304-696-4801.