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DISTANCE EDUCATION

Distance Education


About Buzz In

Buzz In is Emporia State University's web portal. Similar to other web portals, such as My Yahoo or My MSN, Buzz In will allow users to personalize and customize displayed content to suit their information needs. The Buzz In Portal will serve as the single point of entry for the university's information assets. Not only will the portal allow access to Banner self-service modules, but will also form a cohesive and flexible interface that will support the integration of other university systems such as Blackboard, MyData, and StudentAccess.

How to Access Buzz In

To access Buzz In, go to http://buzzin.emporia.edu

Your username will be the first letter of your first name and the first 7 letters of your last name.*  New default passwords are set to Esu

Example: George Washington with E-Number of E12345678
Username: gwashing
Initial Password: Esu345678
Email Address: gwashing@emporia.edu*

*If two or more individuals have the same first initial and last name, a number will be added to end of the account – for instance, George Washington’s account may be gwashing, gwashin1, or gwashin2, etc depending upon how many students' names start with G. Washin.

Don't know your Student ID or E-Number?
To look-up your Student ID (E-Number), [click here].  You will need your username and SSN.  If you did not provide a SSN at time of application, contact the Help Desk at 1-877-332-4249 to learn your ID.

NOTE: You will use the same username & password to access Stumail, Buzz In, the iDrive, and lab/library computer logins. You will be required to change this password periodically.

Changing Your Password

We suggest that you change your password regularly.  Just select Password Management underneath Quick Links on the main page of Buzz In.

Buzz In Home Page

Campus Announcements
Created for the entire campus community to view in the Campus Announcements area in Buzz In.  Announcements sent through this channel will have a university-wide impact as well as have a fairly high level of importance or urgency.  These announcements will tend to be administrative in nature (e.g. university is closed due to inclement weather, power outages).

Personal Announcements
Based on a variety of attributes such as role (student, faculty, etc.), major, and course.   Personal announcements sent through this channel are meant to target one or more of these attributes, including group membership.  Examples of announcements sent through this channel include targeted group announcements, tuition reminders, and individual class cancellations.  The announcement can be configured to appear on the main page and/or as an e-mail message for each recipient.  

ESU Headlines Channel

ESU Headlines will include news items that have been released through Public Affairs and Marketing.

Buzz In Quick Links

Links to Frequently Accessed ESU Systems including Blackboard, MyData, StudentAccess, MyFiles, and STING.

ESU Calendar of Events
Current ESU events as scheduled through Conference and Scheduling.

Student Account Center
View your student bills and make payments

Student Email (Google)
Vastly larger mailbox sizes, with no message expiration date.  Gmail mailboxes wil be 25GB, which provides 250 times more space for emails and attachments. Access to Google Docs, Calendar, Chat and Drive for easy collaboration with peers and faculty. More effective intergration with mobile devices. Students can keep their g.emporia.edu email account for as long as you like after graduation.

Blackboard
Connects you to the learning management system for online and web-enhanced courses.  You can also access it directly at http://elearning.emporia.edu. For access information and other details, please click here

IT Help Desk
Information Technology website, including IT services, Help Desk info, FAQ's, software downloads, Anti-Virus, and alerts and updates.

Buzz In Academic Life

Student Account Center
This channel provides you with information about charges to your account and online payment opportunities.

Student Grades
View your schedule & grades for the current semester, or select another term for previous schedules & grades.

Registration Tools
Allows you to register for courses online through Buzz In.  Please note that a special PIN is required from your advisor to enroll using this method.  If you have not been provided a PIN or do not have an advisor, please contact Distance Education directly at 1-877-332-4249 to enroll or use our email

Student Self Service Links
This channel allows you to view your current program, major, and advisor. By selecting Holds, you can view any holds to your account that may prevent you from enrolling, viewing grades, or paying your bill.

Personal Information

Once you have entered Self-Service through any of the links of Buzz In Academic Life, you can view the Personal Information tab.  Here, you can verify your contact information including addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses. Be sure to provide a daytime number so that we can contact you in case of class cancellations and important registration issues.

Financial Aid Awards & Requirements

Learn what financial aids you have been awarded and the current status or requirements of financial aid for the current or a previous academic year.

Getting Help

There are several tutorials available on the Information Technology Services tab of Buzz In.

If you need personal attention, contact the IT Help Desk. Located in Butcher Education Complex, they can be contacted via phone at 620-341-5555 (877-341-5555 toll free), or e-mail at helpdesk@emporia.edu. Fall and Spring hours are Monday through Friday 7:30am to 5pm. During breaks and Summer, the hours are 8:00am to 5pm Monday through Friday.

If you get rolled-over to the answering machine during normal working hours, please leave your FULL NAME, PHONE NUMBER, DEPARTMENT, and a BRIEF MESSAGE about your call. They will return the call as soon as possible.