Smarthinking delivers both synchronous and asynchronous tutoring. It is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. All tutors hold a minimum of a master’s degree in their field of expertise. Aside from tutors, Smarthinking also hosts a bevy of study guides, study skills manuals, test prep, and self-assessment tools to help your students succeed. Smarthinking is currently available for your online Blackboard, off-campus face-to-face, and local dual credit students and is free to use.

Smarthinking connects students to E-instructor® Certified tutors anytime, from any internet connection

You will be able to access Smarthinking during the first week of class by clicking Tools in the course menu, then scrolling to the Smarthinking Tutoring link. 

Alternatively, you can log into Smarthinking using these steps:

  • Your Smarthinking login is your Lamar email address (
  • Your Smarthinking password is:
    • YY- 2-digit year of birth
    • MM- 2-digit month of birth
    • DD- 2-digit day of birth “&” (Use the & with no quotations)
    • Last initial – capital letter
    • First initial – capital letter
    • Last 4 digits of your social security number
    • Example: John Doe Born January 25, 1981 Social Security Number 1234567890 John Doe’s Password: 810125&DJ7890
  • Click Login

If you need help, contact the support team at Lamar University:

Toll Free: 1-866-585-1738
Mon - Thurs / 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. Friday / 7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Saturday / 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sunday / 3:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.