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What is Online Education?
Online All (OA) | 100%
100% of instruction is provided through asynchronous online education in which the student is not bound by place or time.
Online Interactive (OI) | 76-99%
76% to 99% of instruction is provided through online education.
Hybrid, Traditional (HY) | 26-75%
26% to 75% of the instruction is provided through online education; the remained is provided through traditional face-to-face instruction.
Hybrid Distance (HD) | 26-75%
26% to 75% of the instruction is provided through online education. The remainder of the instruction is provided by distance education used to support synchronous interaction between the instructor and student.
Distance, Other (DO)
76% or more of the instruction is provided by distance education used to support synchronous interaction between the instructor and student.
What Kind of Support is available to the online student?
Franklin D. Schurz Library
Resources and staff are available to help you virtually! Simply click on the “Chat with a Librarian” to start your chat. If you prefer you can call (574) 520-4441 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and your question will be answered by a librarian within 24 hours. Specialized subject librarians are also available to help you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Like any on-campus course, you will have a fairly fixed schedule of activities and assignments to complete for each week/unit. The days/times that you plan to accomplish that work are, however, dependent on your own flexibility. Due dates are usually set to accommodate working professionals- i.e. giving several days to a week between deadlines.
In the event that an instructor has a scheduled online event for the class (i.e. a scheduled test review session), it's our practice to hold those sessions at least twice to accommodate student schedules, and also to record the session so that those who cannot attend can have access to the same information.
Our courses use a variety of assessment methods including projects, papers, forums, and quizzes. For exams, instructors may utilize our Tests tool (a Sakai learning management product) or may require that students take an exam in the physical presence of a proctor. If you are required to use a proctor, your instructor can guide you in finding an appropriate approved proctor.
You may download a wide array of commonly used software applications free at IUWare online.
Textbook information may be found on the Indiana University South Bend Bookstore website. International students are encouraged to order through Barnes & Noble International (201-559-3882). It is important to order your books early to ensure that they will arrive in time for the beginning of classes.
Some courses require supplementary materials (CDs, online access keys, etc.) in addition to the books.
If you’re currently enrolled at an IU campus, you can take one or more online classes through your campus of enrollment or through another IU campus.
Register for an online undergraduate or graduate class offered through my campus of enrollment.
Register through One.IU the same way you would register for any other course offered through your campus of enrollment.
Register for an online undergraduate course that is offered through an IU campus other than my campus of enrollment and that does not appear in my campus's schedule of classes.
Contact the campus that offers the course to fill out an intercampus transfer form. When you fill out the form, be sure to mark that the transfer is "visiting." You may take classes from multiple campuses.
If you take online classes from multiple campuses, you must fill out an intercampus transfer form for each campus other than your campus of enrollment. In addition, you may need to fill out an intercampus transfer form each semester you register for online classes at a campus other than your campus of enrollment.
If you want to enroll in an online degree or certificate program, you must apply for admission.
How can I get technical assistance?
Instructor (Course Specific)
If there is a problem with a specific course or a link, document, etc. with an online course, please contact your instructor for assistance and report the problem.