Distance education och Flexible learning

Distance teaching can take different forms.

The most common form is a combination of the Internet and video conferences, but also e-mail and telephone are used. In some courses, there may even be one or more meetings at the university.

Web-based courses

Certain courses are completely web-based and have no obligatory meetings at the university or any other place.
You can take these courses from your home, your work place or a study centre. You and your teacher communicate via e-mail, computer conferences, or so-called virtual classrooms. In order to take the course, you need access to a personal computer with an Internet connection.


Blackboard is a web-based system for distribution of courses at the University of Gävle. Distance courses as well as campus courses can be accessible via the Internet.

Communication, such as e-mail, discussion forum and chat, is managed via Blackboard. Moreover, it gives the possibility of distributing course material, handing in assignments, creating web exams etc.

Help with Blackboard

Learning Center is responsible for support and course development on Blackboard.
Demand for Blackboard support can be placed via e-mail: blackboard@hig.se or telephone 026 -64 87 00.

Learning Center support

Telephone: 026-64 87 00

Our support telephone hours
Monday-Friday   09.00-12.00

Support system
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Find us here
We are located in the staff area at level 4 in the library. Ring the bell outside or knock on the door! Visiting hours 09.00-12.00.