Academic Support Resources

While the university responds to the global Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, Academic Services remains committed to supporting students and offering a variety of resources online, via email and by phone. Academic Services can be reached at (815) 836-5593 or via e-mail at academicservices@lewisu.edu.

To make an appointment with a staff member in Academic Services:

Appointment Request


ONLINE LEARNING & BLACKBOARD SUPPORT

Blackboard can be accessed through the myLewis Portal using the Bb icon in the upper right hand corner or from the Resources Tab.  It can also be accessed directly at www.lewisu.edu/bb.  If Blackboard is accessed directly, username and password are consistent with logging into the myLewis Portal.

Blackboard Live Q&A Support Sessions
If you need assistance transitioning to online learning via Blackboard you can attend any of the virtual Q&A sessions below. All you have to do is click here during one of the sessions below.  If you cannot connect via a computer, you can dial in to listen using the following information:

PHONE NUMBER: 1-571-392-7650
PIN: 805 718 7949

Session Dates & Times:

  • Monday, March 30th 1-2:00 pm
  • Tuesday, March 31st 9-10:00 am
  • Wednesday, April 1st 12-1:00 pm
  • Thursday, April 2nd 11:00 am-12:00 pm
  • Friday, April 3rd 2-3:00 pm
  • Saturday, April 4th 9-10:00 am
  • Monday, April 6th 9-10:00 am
  • Tuesday, April 7th 11:00 am-12:00 pm
  • Wednesday, April 8th 10-11:00 am

Additional dates/times will be added as needed.

Additional Blackboard Support
The links below offer tutorials and information on how to use Blackboard as well as information if you need additional assistance.

ONLINE TUTORING

Brainfuse provides students with access to one-on-one tutoring 24 hours a day. Brainfuse provides real tutors in a wide range of subjects including Business, Computers and Technology, English, Math, Nursing and Science.

How do you access Brainfuse HelpNOW?
To access this tutorial resource, you must be logged into myLewis.  Once you are logged in, you can click on the Resources Tab on the right side of your screen. Once your screen refreshes, click on the Brainfuse button/link in top row, second column.  If you access Brainfuse directly, you will be prompted to pay for the service.  As a member of the Lewis Community, it is a free resource, but you must access it through the myLewis portal.  

For detailed instructions on using Brainfuse HelpNOW please refer to the attached User Guide.

ONLINE ACADEMIC COACHING

If you would like to have an online academic coaching session with a Student Success Coordinator, please email academicservices@lewisu.edu. You can meet by phone, email or via video conference.

To make an appointment with a staff member in Academic Services:

Appointment Request


PEER-TO-PEER TUTORING

Academic Services will offer limited peer-to-peer tutoring either by phone, email or video conference. To schedule an appointment and see available tutors, please click here

ADDITIONAL ACADEMIC SUPPORT RESOURCES AT LEWIS UNIVERSITY

The Writing Center
The Writing Center offers online peer writing tutoring and, when possible, face-to-face support. The Writing Center also has an Online Writing Lab (OWL) where writers can access a variety of writing resources on topics such as formatting in MLA, APA, and Chicago Style, writing Process and design, ESL/ELL, resumes and cover letters, and much more!

The Writing Center offers assistance with the following:

  • Generating ideas and developing content
  • Organizing, editing, and revising
  • Transitioning between ideas and sections
  • Developing proofreading and editing skills
  • Developing professional documents such as resumes, cover letters, scholarship and fellowship essays, and personal statements
  • Integrating sources
  • Properly formatting in MLA, APA, and Chicago Style

You can find out more information about the Writing Center here. To access the OWL, visit lewisuwritingcenter.wordpress.com or login to MyLewis and click on the Writing Center logo under the resources tab.

LEWIS UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
For an updated listing of the Library’s support services, please click here.

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