Online courses require the completion of assignments, examinations and final projects and also require participation in online discussions. The number of assignments varies from course to course. However, courses may have as few as three long assignments or many shorter assignments. Online courses usually include graded online discussion forums. Online courses include examinations, assignments and online discussions. Zero is assigned for each assignment and discussion not completed.

Online courses include all courses with the OL, NU or NG suffix in the course code. Online courses put the student in contact with fellow students and mentors using the internet, allowing participation in public course discussions as well as private collegial discussions.

Students register for Online courses courses via Online Student Services. Use the GS suffix to indicate that you are registering for a Guided Study course. Your course will be offered in the University’s Moodle Learning Management System accessed via the myEdison® student portal. Please refer to our myEdison/Course Access page for login information and instructions. Please note that your course(s) will appear in the myEdison® portal on the Friday before the term starts. Until then, your courses will not be visible but you can confirm your upcoming schedule in Online Student Services under “Academic Profile”.

Registration for Online Courses

When you register for courses, remember to provide the University with an accurate, preferred email address so that you may receive this important information in time to begin your course work. It is recommended that you verify your student records online at Online Student Services before your course begins. At your first log in, you will obtain your log on ID and password by selecting “I’m new to Online Student Services” and following the prompts. A temporary password will be generated and emailed to you. After initial log in, you will be required to change your password. For most students, your log on ID will be your first name, followed by a period, then your last name (example: frank.smith). Students who have the same first and last names will be assigned a number to provide them with unique log on IDs (example: frank.smith2).