Frequently Asked Questions
By Sharon Marek,
Web Developer UNT Central Web Support
What is WebCT?
WebCT is a Web-based course delivery system, used at
UNT for full or partially online courses. Visit the
Introduction to WebCT at UNT, online at http://courses.unt.edu/webct/studentguide/introduction.html
for necessary information.
What software do I need to have to use WebCT?
All you need is a Web browser - Netscape 4.05 or
better, for preference. If you're not sure what browser
you have, visit the Browser and Plug-In Detection page at
Where is my WebCT class listed?
WebCT courses are listed at http://webct.courses.unt.edu/
They are divided by College or School - so a
Computer Science class will be in the Arts and Sciences
category, and a Public Administration class will be in
the Community Service category.
Why do some classes at http://webct.courses.unt.edu/
have a blue image next to them, and others don't?
The blue image means that a class has a Welcome Page.
A Welcome Page is created by the instructor, and is
publicly available, so that anyone can see what's on it.
Many instructors use the Welcome Page to provide
information about the class for prospective students, and
to give current students critical information -- like the
instructor's email address.
When I click on my course, it prompts me for
an ID and password! What is my ID and password?
The default WebCT ID/Password scheme is explained at http://courses.unt.edu/webct/studentguide/idpw.html
While most instructors are using the default
scheme, some instructors choose to use their own
ID/Password scheme. If the default scheme does not work
for you, contact your instructor. They can manually
adjust your account if necessary.
Where can I get information about how WebCT
works - the bulletin board, the email, the quizzes?
General information is available in the Student Guide
to WebCT, online at http://courses.unt.edu/webct/studentguide/
If you have specific questions not answered
in the Student Guide, contact your instructor.