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FAQ to help course key students and independent learners self-identify.

May 2018

“My question isn’t listed here, but I still need help.”

2018-05-01T13:05:49-04:00May 1st, 2018||

ANSWER: Most of the time your question is addressed in your syllabus or class information, so it's recommended you consult your teacher and/or the class information where you sign in to your school's learning management system (for example, Blackboard, Canvas, Moodle, Desire2Learn, etc.). If you don't have a teacher, check the OLI Knowledge Base.

“I already accessed my teacher’s OLI course, but I can’t reach it anymore. OLI won’t let me reset my password.”

2018-05-01T12:32:15-04:00May 1st, 2018||

ANSWER: Your OLI course is probably not accessed on the OLI website by signing in with an account ID and a password. Please check your school's learning management system (LMS) — such as Blackboard, Canvas, Desire2Learn, etc. — and look for a single sign-on link that takes you directly to your OLI materials without

“I am an independent student, but I want to take an OLI course for college credit. Can I do that?”

2018-05-01T12:27:05-04:00May 1st, 2018||

ANSWER: You can’t earn credit directly from OLI. OLI isn’t a school and doesn’t have teachers. We provide scientifically researched tools and learning materials to help students learn more effectively. OLI offers a few paid courses that include tests, but students are not granted college credit or certification upon completion.

“My teacher is using OLI instead of a textbook, but I don’t have a Course Key. Am I in the right place?”

2018-05-01T12:35:55-04:00May 1st, 2018||

ANSWER: We're not sure, but you're probably not a Course Key student. Here are the steps we suggest you take to clarify your situation: Consult your teacher and/or your class materials. Do you have a Course Key and instructions for using it? If not, ask your teacher for help. Instead of Course Keys, some

OLI Website:
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OLI’s website has undergone a refresh, and so has the student registration process. Watch the video to see how easily students can register with a Course Key.