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’re not a current IU student, you can enroll in an online class as a nondegree student.
- Non-degree or visiting student
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 by calling (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.
- 24/7 Technology Live Chat | IU offers 24/7 technology live chat help for students.
- Technology Resources | Indiana University is recognized as a leader in information technology. As an IU online student, you have access to the university’s state-of-the-art technology. You can also use a variety of resources to help you with technology issues, including University Information Technology Services (UITS).
- Minimum Computer Requirements for fully-online courses at IU South Bend.
- Getting Started Guide for Students | A quick start to IU's technology resources for teaching and research faculty.
- Accessibility | Disability Support Services for students who have a documented disability.
- UITS South Bend | IU South Bend provides IT Services for all faculty, staff, and students.
- Canvas Student Quick Start Guide | Learn to use Canvas for your course work.
- Canvas Video Guides | Select video demonstrations to learn how to use Canvas features
- Academic Centers for Excellence | provides tutoring services free of charge for writing, math, computer science and informatics, chemistry, biology, physics, anatomy and physiology, business, economics, modern languages, music and public speaking. They offer all kinds of other resources as well.
- Fully Online Tutoring | Academic Centers for Excellence also offers fully online tutoring.
Textbooks may be ordered online from the Indiana University South Bend Bookstore and they will be shipped to your home. It is important to order your books early to ensure that they will arrive in time for the beginning of classes. It is also important to obtain your books from the campus bookstore to ensure that you receive all correct course materials. Some courses require supplementary materials (CDs and online Access Keys) in addition to the books.
When ordering, you will need the following course information for each of your classes:
- Department (Ex: BUS-W)
- Number (Ex: 301)
- Section (Ex: 14333) | Pay special attention to the section number you are enrolled in to ensure you receive the proper books. Some classes may have multiple sections.