Now that you have been admitted to an online degree program, familiarize yourself with these processes and resources. This orientation is a mandatory requirement before you can begin course registration.
Allow 30-60 minutes to complete your orientation. Once you’ve reviewed each item, complete and submit the Orientation Review Form to confirm that you have completed orientation.
You should also review these materials again before starting classes. If you have questions, email Online Student Services.
1. Prepare for Online Learning: Ensure that you understand what skills and characteristics lead to success in online programs.
2. Computer and Browser Requirements: Make sure you have access to a computer that meets the requirements for online learning. If you do not have access to a computer that meets these requirements, you may not be able to fully participate in online courses.
3. Getting to Graduation: Understand your degree requirements.
4. Academic and Financial Advising: Review advising services and payment requirements.
5. Library Services: Learn what the JWU library can do for you.
6. Order Textbooks: Learn how to find out what textbooks are needed for your courses and order them.
7. Proctoring Policies: Most exams in online courses are completed in ulearn; however, some exams or assessments may require a proctor.
8. ulearn: ulearn is the delivery platform for online courses. In your first term, you'll automatically be enrolled in a ulearn orientation course where you’ll be able to practice reviewing content, submitting an assignment, participating in a discussion forum and taking an online exam. Note: You can submit the Orientation Review Form without completing this step.
9. Submit Orientation Review Form: This is a mandatory requirement before you can begin the course registration process.
Residents of Arkansas, North Carolina and Wisconsin Residents
of Arkansas, North Carolina (MBA only) and Wisconsin are not eligible
to enroll in JWU’s online bachelor’s degree or MBA program, but may
instead apply for acceptance to one of the university’s on-campus
programs. Current students of the online program who become residents of
Arkansas, North Carolina (MBA only) or Wisconsin will no longer be
eligible to continue in the program.