Resources for Online: Learning

Citation Resources

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
This is a reputable website that provides resources for appropriately conducting research and citing sources.  It includes extensive guides for using APA, MLA, Chicago, and AMA formatting styles.

UCA Center for Writing and Communication
The mission of the UCA Center for Writing & Communication is to guide students through the composing process for any writing project or oral presentation, for any class, at any stage of the process.

APA Basics
This webpage is based on the 7th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, published in October of 2019.

Office of Student Success

The Office of Student Success at UCA is here for our students.  We can help you reach your academic goals through

  • The teaching of better study strategies,
  • Instruction in goal-setting and time management skills,
  • Access to tutoring and academic support,
  • Support from peer coaches and mentors, and
  • Use of online resources and communication tools.

Common services this office provides include academic workshops, tutoring services, and student success coaching.

In addition to the in-person academic workshops, the Office of Student Success also publishes an online student support guide, which outlines support services and tools from various entities throughout the university. They also offer the following online workshops through StudentLingo.  Each workshop includes a Certificate of Completion. Available StudentLingo video workshop topics include:

  • Success Strategies
  • Academic & Career Exploration
  • Learning to Learn
  • Reading & Writing Strategies
  • Personal Management

Torreyson Library: Accessing Resources Off Campus

The Torreyson Library website gives access to a plethora of library materials. Access to most of our resources (library databases, eBooks, online full-text journals, etc.) is available when you are doing your research off-campus.

  • Most library resources are reserved for UCA students, faculty, and staff and you will be asked to log in when using resources away from campus.
  • When you select a database from the library’s A-Z Databases a login screen will appear. Log in using your myUCAusername and password.
  • Once logged in, you will be redirected to the selected database and will remain logged in until you close your browser, even if you switch databases.

Note: When you are on campus, our system will recognize you and grant immediate access.

If you have difficulty with this process, please call the Circulation Desk at (501) 450-3174 or Reference Desk at (501) 450-5224.

Hint: You will still need a Library PIN to access your Library account to see what books you have checked out and recheck as needed.

Financial Aid

The UCA Financial Aid office is committed to providing you with the information that you need to make an informed decision about financing your education. We hope to remain a resource for you during every stage of your education – from your first campus visit to graduation day and beyond.

UCA Bookstore

You can buy your books or UCA items!

Student Accounts

All tuition, fees, room, and board are due before the first scheduled class day for each semester.  Students must be prepared to pay from other resources if their financial aid is not ready for disbursement before classes start.

You can pay your balance through your Self-Service in your MYUCA account!

Veteran Services

Mission Statement: In the UCA Veteran Services Office our mission is to help veterans, current service members, and dependents utilize their VA Benefits.

We offer services that include:

  • Certification of GI Bill Benefits
  • Guidance for Program Completion Plans
  • Information about Veteran Affair benefits
  • Information about scholarships available to military affiliates
  • NGTW Assistance
  • Help to complete scholarship applications
  • Connections to campus services

Please call 501-852-2999 or email with questions for the UCA Certifying Official. We operate on a “first-come, first-served” policy. If you have a question about the status of your paperwork, updates concerning our office, or just a general question.

Hours of operation are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm every day the school is open for business.

Career Services

The mission of the Career Services Center is to assist students in maximizing their educational experience by providing access to career planning, programs, presentations, and employment opportunities.

Core Services

  • Career coaching
  • Part-time, work study, internship, & full-time employment opportunities
  • Career education
  • Career development programs

Online Course Log-in


A student must log in to myUCA to access their Blackboard courses. (

To log in to myUCA you will need your network account information. Your username is the first part of your email address and your password is a six digit pin number.( username is jdoe)

If you don’t know this information you will need to bring a photo ID to Burdick Hall 106.

Once in Blackboard you will go to the My Courses tab. Click on the course you are trying to access, a new window should pop up, you are now in your Blackboard course.

If you get any digital signature or Active X warnings, click on the warning and accept/run.

Having Trouble? Visit the UCA IT Distance Education Blackboard Support Page.