BOLT Student Support

BOLT Student Support

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24/7/365 BOLT Support

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helpdesk@desire2learn.com

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BOLT Students Blog

The IMDC student workers maintain a blog for students to provide information on the features of and updates in BOLT. Visit the BOLT Students Blog!

BOLT Bulletin, Student

Issue Archive
May 2017, Volume 2-10
Apr. 2017, Volume 2-9
Mar. 2017, Volume 2-8
Feb. 2017, Volume 2-7
Jan. 2017, Volume 2-6
Dec. 2016, Volume 2-5
Nov. 2016, Volume 2-4
Oct. 2016, Volume 2-3
Sept. 2016, Volume 2-2
August 2016, Volume 2-1
Vol 1 PDF Archive

Welcome!

The purpose of this page is to assist students with the use of BOLT – Bloomsburg Online Learning and Teaching.

What is BOLT?

BOLT stands for Bloomsburg Online Learning & Teaching. It is an online learning management system. Your instructors may use BOLT to teach class or to supplement face-to-face classes. If you're unsure if your instructor is using BOLT, you should ask them.

Navigating These Pages

Use the links at the left (BOLT FAQ, BOLT Basics, BOLT Communication, etc.) to navigate the student support site for help documentation and tutorials. For example, if you want to know how to email your instructor, you would go to the BOLT Communication page.

Tips on Using BOLT

Use a recommended browser

Using one of the web browsers recommended by our vendor, Brightspace, reduces the possibility of encountering display issues in BOLT.

Clear your cache regularly

This can help resolve many issues in BOLT. Cache can affect what displays when you try to access different parts of BOLT. Regularly clearing your cache forces the web browser to load BOLT in a current state and not in a state that was recorded to your hard drive.

Set Notifications

Set up your notifications. BOLT allows you to set notifications so you receive alerts when course content and grades are available, and when new messages are posted to course discussions. You can set up notifications to go to your BU email or to your mobile phone via text message.

Make It Yours: It's Personal

You will be using BOLT throughout your college career at Bloomsburg University to post coursework and interact with students and instructors. Make your account personal: add a profile picture, make an ePortfolio, and sign up for myDesire2Learn to be able to take your ePortfolio with you outside of BOLT after you graduate.