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The REACH Center serves as the central agent for online learning at UT Permian Basin, providing leadership in distance learning policies, strategies, and practices.

Dynamic growth, changing student demographics, an increasing need for accessible lifelong learning and advances in information technologies have transformed the educational environment. The University of Texas Permian Basin responds to these trends by providing a wide range of distance learning strategies that provide flexibility and access to academic programs and students.

Online Courses and Content

  • See Online Programs and Courses and discover more about how distance education courses can help you.
  • REACH provides primary access to UTPB course content at Course Login is available at bottom of each UTPB web page for easy access.
  • Enrolled student accounts are created automatically. Accounts are active with registered courses the first day of class. Check Academic Calendar for exact start dates.
  • Visit Academic Course Schedules for most up-to-date of online course offerings each semester.

How to Log in

Directions to Login to UTPB Classes in Canvas

UTPB Username: last name+underscore+(1st letter of first name)+(last 5 digits of student ID)
UTPB Password: password chosen when claiming your 10-digit student ID

State Authorizations for Online Learning

UT Permian Basin Approved States for Online Learning

UT Permian Basin is an approved institution of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement and Texas Distance Education of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) electronic "marketplace" making UTPB's online quality instruction available to students throughout Texas and other states.

You can shop for programs and courses in this electronic marketplace and be confident each college and university has pledged to follow standards from the Principles of Good Practice. This set of quality standards, originally developed by the Western Cooperative of Educational Telecommunications, is available on the THECB website at:

Distance Learning Complaint Process for UTPB's Out-of-State Student

UT Permian Basin encourages you to resolve issues or complaints by using the University Complaint Form or the student grievance process. However, if an issue cannot be resolved internally, you may file a complaint about UT Permian Basin with your state of residence or the University's accrediting organization.

Complaint Resolution Contacts by State

The University of Texas System provides to its students and prospective students contact information for filing complaints with its accrediting agency and with the appropriate state agency for handling complaints in the student's state.

Accrediting Agency

The University of Texas Permian Basin is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate and master’s degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of The University of Texas Permian Basin.

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