Information for Students

About Distance Education

TWU offers various degrees, programs, and courses online through Distance Education (DE). Distance Education allows students to take courses through the Internet without coming to campus. Online courses are delivered through Blackboard and Canvas, both Internet-based softwares. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet to participate in online courses.

TWU provides support for online students, whether you need help with technical issues, tutoring or other needs. Distance Education courses cost exactly the same as face-to-face courses. Bills may vary from semester to semester and from other students depending on residency status and academic level.

To access your course(s) go to the TWU Homepage and select My Courses which can be found either in the top left corner under Info for (select Current Students) or at the bottom of the page in the footer area. 

Blackboard and Canvas Help

Blackboard and Canvas student overviews, online help resources and step-by-step instructions are available on the Guide for Online Courses website under the My Courses navigation tab.

Course Availability

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.

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Guide for Online Courses

To get an idea of how online courses work at TWU, we encourage you to go through the Guide for Online Courses. You will find helpful information on how to get started, what to expect, how to be successful in your online classes, online help resources and more! The Guide is its own website, so if you need to get back to this site, simply select the Teaching and Learning with Technology link at the bottom of the navigation within the Guide.