Smarthinking is an online tutoring service that Benedictine University at Springfield is making available to its students. Smarthinking provides tutoring in mathematics (basic math through Calculus including Bilingual Math), Biology, Intro Human A & P, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physics, Economics, Accounting, Intro to Finance, Statistics, Spanish, and Writing. Tutoring is available up to 24/7. Click here for a complete description of subjects offered and times when service is available.

With Smarthinking you can:

  • Connect With an e-structor and interact with a live tutor.
  • Submit your Writing for any class to their Online Writing Lab.
  • Submit a Question and receive a reply from a tutor.

Getting Started

Students enrolled at Benedictine University at Springfield are automatically signed up for a SMARTHINKING account. To access the service, login to with your Benedictine username ("b" number) and the initial password abc1234. Passwords can be changed to match BU network passwords by configuring settings under the "My Home" tab within Smarthinking.

If you need to install Flash, visit this page and follow the instructions for the free download.

The SMARTHINKING Technical Support team is available to assist you. The Customer Support section of the Smarthinking site can answer any questions you may have about using the service. First check the information in the FAQ, but if you still need help, you can call or email SMARTHINKING support: 

  • Email us at, and someone will respond to you within 24-48 hours.
  • Call SMARTHINKING customer support toll-free: (888) 430-7429, ext. 1 Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM EST
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If you already have a Smarthinking account, you can sign-in at:
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