Your O'Neill Online courses will be taught by a combination of O'Neill’s world-class faculty members and professionals who are a valuable source of real-world knowledge. You’ll interact with your professors online, of course, but you can also reach them by phone to ask questions and get to know them better.
You’ll access your courses through Canvas, Indiana University’s online learning environment. Most courses will require you to log in one or more times per week, whenever it’s convenient for you, to participate in discussions, exercises, and reviews. Some classes may have specified meeting times—for chat sessions, for example.
Course requirements vary, but you’ll be expected to:
You may already have some or all of these programs on your computer, and Indiana University (IU) students can download PDF readers, media players, and other free or low-cost software from IUware Online.
For more information about Canvas, software, or other technology-related matters, check out the Knowledge Base, which has answers to thousands of questions about information technology at IU.
Students are expected to participate in class each week. We recommend budgeting about six hours per week per class to complete your reading and participation, but this time will vary according to the course, the instructor, and your learning habits.
Online courses can be demanding—they require effective time management, initiative, and clear, considered communication, even beyond what’s required for residential courses. Check out Distance Education Student Primer: Skills for Being a Successful Online Learner (PDF) and this list of resources for information on making the most of your online learning experience.
After you are admitted to the program and register for courses, you will receive a password that will give you access to the course materials on Canvas. We encourage you to get started and explore Canvas before your courses begin.Explore Canvas
When you enroll in O'Neill Online, you’ll join O'Neill's powerful network of students, top faculty, and alumni who are solving important problems throughout the world. They will help you develop your interests and advance your career, both in class and through opportunities such as internships and mentoring. It’s the kind of network you can only get at a top public affairs school like O'Neill.
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