Guide for Online Courses

What to Expect from an Online Course

Students who take online courses must be motivated, self-disciplined, able to work independently, and have good time management and communication skills. Successful online students login frequently to read new announcements and course materials, and interact with classmates and the instructor. Online courses follow the same university calendar as face-to-face courses and are held to the same academic standards.

Online instructors must make the course “available” in order for you to access the content. Most do this on the first day of classes or a few days before. If you cannot access your online course on the first day of classes, contact your instructor.

To learn more about online courses and support services, see the menu to the left. After you have gone through the guide, please let us know what you think about it.

Not sure if you are in an Online Course?

Check your class schedule to verify your enrollment in an online or hybrid course. You can access your schedule by logging into WebAdvisor, select Student Self-Service & Registration (New Version) under the Registration section, then select the Student Planning option. Learn more about the Student Self-Service & Planning registration system.

Still have questions?

If this guide doesn't answer your questions, please email the Office of Teaching and Learning with Technology or chat online with us, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

This chat service is for any online learning related questions. If you have questions about another topic or area, please contact that department directly. We can provide you with contact information if needed.

Page last updated 4:39 PM, September 12, 2018