BYU Online courses are different from BYU Independent Study in four main ways:
BYU Online courses use Canvas to provide instructional content, assignments, and quizzes. Each course is designed and verified by our in-house team of instructional designers to yield the most efficient and effective learning experience possible.
BYU Online courses must be completed by the end of the semester. Each course includes assignment deadlines designed to help you complete the course on time. In some courses, you may be able to work ahead.
Checkpoints are scheduled meetings between you and your TA to review your progress in the class and answer any questions you may have. Instructions for checkpoints are found in the course.
In addition to any required textbooks, you will need these items to complete the checkpoints:
BYU Independent Study
You may enroll in a BYU Online course the same way as you would any other course offered on campus. Using MyMap, find the course you'd like to take, then click "Add" next to the BYU Online section.
BYU Online enrollment is under the same schedule as regular campus courses. You can enroll in the online course beginning on your priority registration date as indicated in MyMap.
Please contact your professor with any questions.
BYU Online courses are offered to all matriculated BYU Day Continuing students.
Tuition for online courses is included in the regular semester tuition paid by Day Continuing students.
Course enrollments are capped to ensure a favorable student to TA ratio. Because of this, you may need to join a waitlist to enroll in your chosen course.
Yes. You may even take courses out of the country—perfect for those studying abroad.
Your professor or TA will email you the time and the link to attend your orientation meeting. These meetings take place online in a virtual classroom.
Your instructor and TA will define course expectations, provide a general course overview, and answer any questions you may have. This meeting also provides an opportunity to meet your professor before you get involved with the course content.
BYU Online exams are either taken through Proctorio (a remote proctoring system) or at the Harman Testing Center. Please check your course syllabus to see how your exams will be administered.