UW College Courses Online is committed to providing you with the resources you need to make the most of your college experience. We are proud to offer the resources below to help increase your understanding and your confidence. Let’s get started.


As a UW College Courses Online student, you have access to free, online, one-on-one tutoring via Smarthinking. Covering a variety of subjects, you can connect with a live tutor during a drop-in session, submit a question or paper for review, or schedule a 30-minute appointment using a virtual whiteboard technology. And it’s all available to you 24/7.

To take advantage of this free service, locate the Smarthinking link within your Canvas course homepage to access the system.

Learn more about Smarthinking.

Online Writing Lab (OWL)

When you need help with writing projects, visit the Online Writing Lab (OWL). You will find resources to help you refine your topic, write a thesis statement, and write a research paper.

Submit your drafts for review and advice

To learn how to improve your writing, send a draft to the OWL. Submit your application essay, research paper, or other project, and a qualified writing coach will respond with advice on developing and organizing your document so that it better meets its purpose. You will also receive suggestions for improving your writing style.

Visit the Online Writing Lab

Time Management Calculator

Looking for some assistance in managing your time? The College Courses Online Time Management Calculator will help you get started! The Time Management Calculator is an interactive tool that will illustrate how you currently allocate responsibilities in a typical week. As part of the student success team, we are happy to have a conversation with you about strategies to find a better life balance as you move through your CCO courses.