Technical Support

Activating your student EKU Direct account

You will use your EKU Direct account throughout your time at EKU. This account will be used to activate your email, register for courses, accept financial aid, order textbooks, pay your bills, and more. To activate your account, use the link below.  Please note there are separate instructions for “First Time Users”.

http://it.eku.edu/support/ekudirect-user-login

Activating your student email account

Your student email account is one of your most important tools during your time at EKU. This will be your primary means of communication with instructors, and EKU officials. You will also use this account to obtain the log-in information for your courses in Blackboard. Please follow the steps in the link below to activate your EKU email account:

http://it.eku.edu/support/mymail-students

You will need to check this account daily. You can have your EKU email account forwarded to a personal account you use frequently by contacting IT at (859) 622-3000.

Note: Always include your EKU Student ID number with any email you send to the faculty or staff at EKU.

Accessing your DegreeWorks audit

It is imperative that you know how to access and understand your degree audit. Your audit shows every university requirement and whether or not that requirement has been met. Please access DegreeWorks through EKU Direct and familiarize yourself with this audit.

To access your DegreeWorks audit follow these steps:

  1. Log onto EKU Direct at the websitehttp://www.eku.edu/online/help.php
  2. Click on “Student Services & Financial Aid”
  3. Click on “Student Records”
  4. Click “EKU DegreeWorks”

It is the responsibility of the student to make sure that their audits are correct.

For information and tutorials on using DegreeWorks, you can visit:

http://www.registrar.eku.edu/degreeworks/

Changing your password

Blackboard instructions for PC users

Blackboard is one of your most important tools during your time at EKU. This will be your primary classroom and connection to your assignments. For best results PC users should use the most recent version of Mozilla Firefox. Other browsers have mixed successes displaying everything on the site correctly.

Please never use Internet Explorer it is the most problematic.

http://it.eku.edu/support/blackboard-student-basics-quick-start-guide#view

Blackboard instructions for Mac users

Blackboard is one of your most important tools during your time at EKU. This will be your primary classroom and connection to your assignments. For best results Mac users should use the most recent version of Mozilla Firefox or Chrome. Other browsers have mixed successes displaying everything on the site correctly.

Please never use Safari it is the most problematic particularly when it comes to file attachments.

http://it.eku.edu/support/blackboard-student-basics-quick-start-guide#view