Students in the College of Engineering thinkTANK

Online Sessions

There are two different types of course sessions offered by Engineering Outreach:
  • Live Courses
    Live courses are taught during the current semester and are uploaded to the EO Portal approximately two hours after the lecture has been completed on campus. These courses are not synchronous, i.e., you won’t need to log in at a certain time to view the lectures. You can determine if your course is a live course by finding the “semester produced” date in the course listing.

  • Pre-Encoded Courses
    Pre-encoded courses were taught and recorded in a previous semester. You can determine if your course is a pre-encoded course by finding the “semester produced” date in the course listing. These courses will have half of the sessions posted on the first day of the semester. The other half of the sessions will be available after the 10th day of class during the fall and spring semesters, and after the third day of class during the summer semester, which is the last day to drop a course and receive a refund.

The EO Portal

After you have paid your course fees and the semester has begun, you will be able to log in to the EO Portal using your NetID username and password to view your course sessions and course materials. For more information about viewing your session, see Viewing Options. Inside the Portal, select your course. You will then see multiple icons that will link you to your sessions and course materials. Visit the EO Portal often, as your instructor may add course materials throughout the semester.

▼ Portal Menu Descriptions
Below are the icons you will see within your course menu inside the Portal:
EO Portal Icons with Descriptions

Supplemental Course Websites

Some instructors use additional websites, such as BbLearn or a personal website, to provide supplementary course materials. These websites are listed under the course description and inside the Portal under the Course Links icon.

The login for BbLearn is your NetID username and password. If you don't see your course listed after you log in, your course most likely does not have a BbLearn component (most EO courses don't). If you think that your course has a BbLearn component and nothing is posted, contact the instructor directly.