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Online Education Support


The Online Education Department can answer your questions about Desire2Learn and MyWashburn Course Tools. Desire2Learn reference materials are available online and can be accessed from your Desire2Learn Homepage after logging in.

Is Online Education Right for Me?

Online courses offer you enhanced flexibility with regard to fulfillment of educational requirements when compared to most traditional, on-campus courses. While online classes can provide you with greater convenience, student performance is held to the same academic standards and requirements as traditional courses and may, in some cases, require more time or effort than face-to-face classes. Before enrolling in an online course, take a moment to consider the following:

  • Do you have regular access to a reliable computer and an Internet connection that meets or exceeds the Online Education System Requirements?
  • Do you have a good operational knowledge of your computer hardware, software applications, and in using the Internet?
  • Do you have a high level of motivation, organization and self-discipline?
  • Do you have the time required to dedicate to an online course?

If you answered 'yes' to all of these questions, then you have the potential to succeed in online education.

Course Schedule and Registration Information

To view the list of available online courses, go to the Course Schedule and Registration Information Guide and click the Course Schedule link for the appropriate term. Enrolling in an online course is done in the same manner as other Washburn courses. Please refer to the registration section of the class schedule for specific enrollment information or contact the University Registrar for more information.

Hybrid Courses

Some instructors supplement their on-campus courses by making course information and materials available online using the Desire2Learn (D2L) learning management system, Adobe Connect, Zoom or MyWashburn Course Tools. For these courses, you may be required to access materials via the Internet or by using one of the computer labs on campus.

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