Before You Begin

Technical requirements

To help you to be successful in your online classes, it's important that your computer meets the technical requirements listed below, and that you know how to use WebCampus.

Please take a few moments now to prepare yourself and your computer for your UNLV online course:

  1. Internet browser: WebCampus supports various browsers including Safari, Firefox, Mozilla and others. Click on the Check Browser button in WebCampus to test your browser.
  2. Browser plug ins: Listed below are plug ins you may need for your browser. Not all versions are supported by UNLV. A list of the software that is supported is available on the OIT Software & Applications page.
    Your course syllabus should include specific software requirements. Contact your instructor if you have questions.
  3. Explore your course: Read the course syllabus, announcements, due dates, materials required, and find your instructor contact information. Familiarize yourself with the course objectives, and explore the layout of the class. Practice navigating around WebCampus and using tools.
Note: When navigating WebCampus use Course Tools, bread crumbs, hyperlinks, or the table of contents within the learning modules. DO NOT use the web browser forward and back buttons for navigation.


There are services and assistance available to you:


Other help resources include:

  • Walk-in help is available on campus in the Student Union, room 231
  • By phone at (702) 895-0761
  • Online

For questions regarding registration use our contact form, or call the Online Education Office at (702) 895-0334 or email to

Successful online learning requires self-motivation. How well you do is up to you!


Useful links

Below are some useful links and tips about WebCampus, UNLV online resources and other useful web sites.

Learn about WebCampus

Learn what courses are available online: Online Education

Student support: Student Academic Success

Copyright: UNLV Copyright Information

Writing and referencing: UNLV Writing Center, APA Citation Style and MLA Citation Style for electronic references

Internet research tools: Internet Detective, a tutorial on Internet research, Academic Index, a virtual reference desk, SearchEdu, converters and calculators


The UNLV Lied Library

Library Services for Online Education Students

Using the library remotely (off campus): Library Registration

Library inquiries: Ask a Librarian

Purchasing textbooks: UNLV Bookstore

Suggested rules of online conduct: Netiquette by Virginia Shea

Support for students for whom English is a Second Language