Online learning includes the same high-quality instruction and course content provided in our on-campus courses, but in a format that addresses the academic needs of students who are seeking further education but are unable to participate in on-campus courses and programs.
You can come to class whenever it's convenient for you. You choose when and where you participate in class. Learn at home, at work, or wherever you have access to a computer and the Internet. While your course will follow a semester-like schedule with both a start and an end date, you will have no "live" classes to attend. Instead, you decide when to participate in weekly lectures, coursework, and discussions. Instructor scheduled due dates give you necessary structure, but allow you great flexibility. You will no longer have to commute to campus, take off work, or arrange for childcare in order to attend class.
NO. Each course has a specific begin & end date. Courses begin the first day of each semester (unless noted otherwise). However, students can enter the course site 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week.
Internet courses offered by Emporia State University are hosted by a web-course system called Blackboard. Each course has its own secure Blackboard web site that contains all the content and tools for the course, including course materials, a course calendar, course announcements, as well as assignments and assessments. In Blackboard you can take turns posting and reading messages between students and instructors on the discussion boards, open course specific documents, send completed assignments to your instructor via the digital drop box, and take your tests online.
Post Enrollment Information - Includes information on what you need to do before class begins, your responsibilities as an Internet student, and instructions for accessing your course site.
Blackboard (http://elearning.emporia.edu)is the online courseware system adopted by Emporia State University. Students can access all course materials including assignments, lectures and exams from Blackboard. The system also allows students and instructors to interact online via online discussion groups and virtual chats. To learn more about Blackboard, including login instructions and tutorials, please[click here].
Our online courses requires that you maintain a minimum level or hardware and software. For a current list of computer requirements, please [click here].
Yes, all Emporia State University students enrolled in Distance Education distance courses are required to maintain an email account through Emporia State University. Gmail mailboxes wil be 25GB, which provides 250 times more space for emails and attachements. For more details about accessing and maintaining your Stumail account, [click here].
All Internet courses are listed in our course schedule.
Taking an online course can be a challenging experience for students. Not only is the learning environment more isolated than the traditional classroom, but an online course may require more motivation and effort to successfully complete. At Emporia State University, we are committed to providing resources to help make the experience as trouble-free as possible. ESU's Information Technology offers a variety of services to students in regards to technology and computing, assistance with Stumail and Blackboard, as well as providing various online tutorials.
If you need further assistance, you can contact the IT Help Desk directly at 620-341-5555 (local), 1-877-341-5555 (toll free), or firstname.lastname@example.org.