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Higher Education Opportunity Act compliance

 Union Institute and University (UI&U) operates in compliance with the provisions of the United States Federal Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), Public Law 110-315 concerning the verification of student identity in distance learning. All students are required to use a unique and secure username and password to access our cloud-based environments, including our learning management and email systems.

In January 2020 the university transitioned to a new learning management system (LMS), Brightspace by D2L (  This is where you will complete your online courses.

To log in to Brightspace use your Single- Sign-On credentials:

1.       Your username and (initial) password

    1. Username: The letter U + your 6 digit UI&U ID
      1. Example: U123456
    2. Initial password: UIU (all caps) + the last six digits of your Social Security number + !

For information on using Brightspace, check out the CTL tab - Brightspace Student Help.

You will find videos and more on how to:

Submit Assignments

How to take a Quiz

Use the following course checklist to help you get started:

Brightspace Course Checklist for Students


Quickstart Guide for New Students

Recommended computer specifications

To ensure your academic success at Union Institute and University we recommend the following minimum requirements for your personal computers. Please contact the UI&U Help Desk (513 487 4357, with any questions or concerns.


Internet bandwidth: 5 MBPS or higher


Computer hardware:

  • Processor: Intel Core i5 and higher or AMD equivalent
  • Memory: 8 GB
  • Hard Drive: 160 GB and higher


Computers using Microsoft Windows

  • Supported operating systemsWindows 7, 8 and 10
  • Supported versions of Microsoft Office: Office 365 and Office 2013 and higher
  • Supported internet browsers:
    • Internet Explorer: MS Edge or Internet Explorer 11 or higher
    • Google Chrome
    • Mozilla Firefox


Apple Computers

  • Supported operating systems: Mac OS 10.12 (Sierra) or higher
  • Supported versions of Microsoft Office: Office 365 and Office 2016 and higher
  • Supported internet Browsers:
    • Apple Safari 10 and higher
    • Google Chrome
    • Mozilla Firefox

New students: please reference the Handouts feature on this page. It will introduce you to common tasks completed within the CampusWeb system used at Union. 


Videos to help you get started.

Click the link below to view the video listed:

Note:  Effective December 4, 2015, Student and Alumni email passwords have been reset to the default of UIU and the last six digits of your social security number (e.g.:  UIU456789).  

  • Email address for faculty members are available from your student email address book.


  • Additional documentation on Forums is available below under Most Popular Items.


Most Popular Items

CampusWeb times are Eastern. (including all due date times).
Group Forums
Click here to change the default forum view and reply options to the recommended settings.
Click here for directions on how to post in a forum.
Please visit the HELP Desk Tab - The Help Files for further assistance.  

For more information

For more information on using various systems, check out the Student Help page from the HELP Desk tab.


Need Help

For assistance with the course material, please contact your instructor.


For assistance with Brightspace, please contact the D2L Helpdesk:

D2L Help Line: 1-877-325-7778


For assistance with other UI&U systems, please contact the Help desk:

Phone Numbers:
Extension 1137 from any university center

Welcome to UI&U!


We are glad that you are here! 

The New Student Orientation tutorials are self-paced training modules for new students. Please begin with the IT Orientation and work your way through the other modules. 

Here's to a successful academic year!


IT Student Orientation 2021

Technology at UI&U: Student Guide

This guide provides a quick overview of available resources in CampusWeb to students attending UI&U.


These policies and resources will help you be a successful student at UI&U. 



Academic Integrity

ADA Policy




Veterans Resource Center

University Catalog

Academic Services

Career Services



New Student Orientation

Please review and complete this self-assessment as outlined in the Academic Success slide of the Online Orientation for Undergraduate Students. 

(.pdf, 219K)

Use this checklist to help you get started in your Brightspace courses.

(.docx, 79K)
Task Documents for CampusWeb