What is Digital Access?
A Digital Access course has multiple sections. When registered for the "live section," a seat is reserved for you to attend the lecture while it is being recorded for later digital access. When registered for a "Digital Access section" you are expected to attend the class by viewing the Windows Media file as it was captured during the “live section,” although you are always welcome to attend “live section” if there is an open seat in the classroom.
All students should log into UBlearns at the beginning of semester to retrieve important course documents. Digital Access students return to UBlearns every week to view their lectures. Courses which are currently being offered via Digital Access during fall and spring semesters include:
- MGQ 201
- MGQ 301
- MGF 301
- MGS 351
- MGO 302
- MGE 302
Any sections of these courses labeled "ARR" (Arranged) are Digital Access sections. Any other sections (those that display a distinct time and date on the university course schedule) require live attendance. Be aware that some courses such as MGQ 201 may offer lectures via Digital Access, but require attendance of a weekly "live" lab section that you will be required to register into as well.
How is Digital Access Different From a Regular Lecture Class?
Digital Access allows participation in these classes according to your own schedule - you can watch lectures at your convenience. It’s no problem to stop lectures and take a break, listen to a difficult topic more than once, or review entire lectures when studying for an exam. Even students who regularly attend the “live section” of a class often use Digital Access for studying.
What do I Need to Watch My Lectures?
You need high-speed Internet access. A dial-up modem will not be sufficient to support the video files. Students who do not have a fast enough modem connection at home typically watch lectures in campus computer labs. You will need a set of headphones to watch in the labs. It is also possible to download and save your lectures to view at home. You can use a CD-R or USB drive to transport the files. You will need Windows Media Player (version 9 or above)
What does Digital Access Look Like?
Each lecture will be captured digitally, as it happens. If you have registered for the Digital Access section, you will access the digital lectures through UBlearns.
See an example from MGQ301.
What if I am Still Not Sure I want to see Lectures This Way?
Register for the live section. If the live section is closed, you may still attend the live section on a space-available basis. Please see the sections specific to the course you are taking for further details.
What if I am not a Major in the School of Management?
MGQ 201 is open to all university students. Nonmajors interested in MGQ 301, MGF 301, MGS 351 or MGO 302 should stop into the Undergraduate Academic Programs Office in 204 Alfiero Center during the open registration period.