Welcome to Online Learning!

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COVID-19 concerns have affected colleges and universities across the country. Your health and that of those around you is at the forefront of changes we have put in place for Fall term. Fall classes will open on September 14, 2020 and end on November 25, 2020.   Courses will be delivered via one of four methods: 

  • Face to Face - On campus class at scheduled day and time
  • Hybrid  - Online and on campus at scheduled day and time
  • Online, Virtual Instruction - Online and attend class virtually at scheduled day and time
  • Online - Class entirely online

If you have not taken an online course before we hope the following information will help answer questions you may have during this time.

Stay up-to-date with Southwestern's response to COVID-19 at including campus access and other changes during this time.

What do I do first?

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When you registered for classes you received a Student ID# and Password. This is what you use to log in to myLakerLink. MyLakerLink is where you will find your course list*, access student email, and other resources while attending Southwestern. If you forget your password, please contact First Stop at (541) 888-7352 or for help.

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Next, login to your Campus Email. See instructions here: How to access Campus Email.pdf

Some instructors might require you to be at your computer at certain timesothers might not. These instructions may come to your campus email, or may be announced on the course page in eLearning.

*Courses appear under Quick Links in the eLearning Courses link on the Friday before the term starts!  Note - if you are using a mobile device (not recommended) you will need to click the arrow in the bottom left of your screen to open the link panel, and choose the Quick Links tab!

Where do I find help for online learning?

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  • Read the eLearning - Online Learning Quick Guide for getting started with online learning, including how to locate your courses.
  • Review the information on our Online Learning pages at How Online Learning Works. Here you will find short video tutorials that will help you see what our online courses looks like.
  • Once you have your Student ID# and myLakerLink password, we can add you to a no cost/no credit Online Introduction Course. This short four-module Introduction Course will provide hands on experience in the basics. Just contact our online learning specialist and ask to be added to the Online Introduction course.
  • Our online learning specialist is available at We can assist with instructions, screenshots, or schedule a meeting via Zoom
  • Check your campus email daily for updates from your instructors. Contact information for your instructors can be found on the course syllabus for each of your classes. 
  • A one page Who to contact list! 
  • Online Tutoring available here!

Contact Numbers for Assistance

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To talk with an advisor Coos Campus: (541) 888-7405
To talk with an advisor at Curry Campus: (541) 813-1667  
To register for classes at Coos Campus: (541) 888-7352  
To register for classes at Curry Campus:   
Student housing: (541) 888-7635,  
Veterans Services: (541) 888-7236,  
Financial Aid: (541) 888-7324 and (541) 888-1617, 
eLearning support: (541) 888-1504,

For myLakerLink password assistance: 

  • Coos Campus First Stop at (541) 888-7352
  • Curry Campus First Stop at (541) 813-1667