Online courses are regular university courses in which a majority of the classroom instruction is replaced with instruction in a Web-based learning environment. In an online course, you login to a virtual classroom to complete lessons and other activities your instructor has developed. Communications with your instructor and classmates take place using a combination of email, text-based discussion forums, and live text or voice-based chats. Assessments and assignments are also generally completed and submitted in the virtual classroom. Not all online courses take place 100% in the online environment. Some courses blend online instruction and activities with on-campus class meetings.
Who Can Take Online Courses?
Any UNT student can take an online course. The university offers approximately 1,000 online courses sections per long semester. Several degree programs are offered completely online including three undergraduate completion programs.
How do I Register and Prepare for an Online Course?
- Search for courses by keyword or browse by semester: access UNT eCampus and search for course information, prerequisites, instructor, number of class meetings (if any), course objectives, textbooks, and any technical requirements beyond those you would normally need for any online course.
- Register for online courses: login to MyUNT and click on "Student Center" link. The "Student Center" page will have links to "Add a Class", "Drop a Class", "Search for Classes", "Pay Tuition", and more.
The Academic/Registration Calendar, Class Schedule Information by Semester, Schedule of Classes by Department, and Final Exam Schedules can all be found at http://essc.unt.edu/registrar/schedule.htm .
You will find online courses on the course schedule with the designation INET. Be sure to watch for any required class meeting dates and locations and note them on your calendar!
- Blackboard Learn:
UNT has transitioned from Blackboard Vista to Blackboard Learn 9.1.
Blackboard Learn offers new and exciting features that will help you stay connected and up-to-date on your classes including:
- Access to Mobile Learn
- Dashboard notifications
- New collaboration tools
This phased transition from Blackboard Vista to Blackboard Learn was completed at the start of the Spring 2013 semester.
Find out more about Blackboard Learn.
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Address your questions about this page to:
Dr. Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner
Director - Academic Computing Technical Services
UNT UIT - Academic Computing and User Services
Sage Hall 338C