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Courses & Schedules

Blackboard Learn

For online courses and some on-site courses, Kent State University uses Blackboard Learn as its course management system, providing enhanced student learning through the delivery of high quality, online education. Students can access Blackboard through their FlashLine account under the Student Tools & Courses tab. 

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For more information about how to succeed in online courses, visit the Learn Online section of this site.


How to Locate Course and Workshop Information / How to Register

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  • When you get to this schedule search page, you will first select the semester, then choose Detailed Class Search.
  • To look at all of the courses and workshops offered, select Subject: Library and Information Science and/or Information Architecture and Knowledge Management and Level: Graduate and then the Class Search option at the bottom of the page. This will list all LIS and IAKM courses and workshops. Workshops will be at the top of the list.
  • To register for classes and workshops, you will then log into FlashLine > Student Tools & Courses tab > Add or Drop Classes.

(You can also use the Look Up Classes function in FlashLine under the Student Tools & Courses tab to find the date / time of each course and workshop.) 

NOTE:  All SLIS courses and workshops will be listed under the Kent Campus regardless of the class location.

Schedule of Classes: Tips for Locating Course and Workshop Information

Building and room locations have been added for the non-Kent sites as follows:
  • WEB COURSE = course is entirely online; no classroom meetings
  • XAK SITE = Akron, OH
  • XCE SITE = Cleveland, OH
  • XCL SITE = State Library of Ohio in Columbus, OH
  • OFF SITE = another site other than Kent campus, State Library of Ohio, and DL sites listed above.

Pay attention to the detailed information text at the bottom of some courses. It will provide additional information about class locations, courses with registration criteria or required special approval, and recommended prerequisites.

By clicking on the course number/section, you will find a list of any prerequisite courses.

The Registration Deadlines column at the far right will show you:

  • Section Start Date
  • Section End Date
  • Last Day to Add
  • Last Day to Drop
  • Last Day to Withdraw
  • Percentage of Tuition Credit if the course is dropped

Course Rotations

The Course Rotations linked below list all LIS courses and the semester(s) in which these courses are typically offered:

Selected Topics (LIS 60195) Course Descriptions

SLIS offers courses on selected topics in library and information science to allow students to pursue special interests in greater depth. Selected Topics course descriptions are provided in the Schedule of Classes when the course is offered.

Special Class Approval Requests

Some SLIS courses require special approval from a faculty member prior to registration. Generally, the courses that may require special approval are LIS 60607, LIS 60624 and LIS 60630. Other courses may also be designated for special approval on the Detailed Course Schedule. 

If you would like to register for one of these courses, please complete the Special Class Approval form. As with the waitlisting process, you will need to know your FlashLine user name and the CRN of the class(es) for which you wish to register. Special Approval requests will be accessible on the first day of registration.


The waitlist for Library and Information Science courses only (not workshops or IAKM courses) will be done using the Waitlist form on this website. You will NOT waitlist through FlashLine. 

To add yourself to the waitlist for a course, you will need to know your FlashLine user name and the CRN of the class(es) for which you want to register. Waitlisting will be available on the first day of registration.


Students may not earn degree credit for SLIS workshops that overlap in content with regular SLIS course offerings they have completed. The Workshop Course Overlap List indicates overlaps. Please note that currently there is no waitlisting for workshops.