- How do I enroll in the online class?
- You may enroll for a BYU Online course the same way as you would any other course offered on campus. Using AIM, find the desired course, and then click “Add” next to the BYU Online section.
- When can I sign up/register for my online class?
- BYU Online enrollment is under the same schedule as regular campus courses. You can enroll for the online course beginning on your priority registration date as indicated in MyMAP.
- I just got added to the class and didn’t receive an email from anyone. Who can I talk to get additional information about my course?
- Please contact your professor with any questions.
- What are the prerequisites for online courses?
- BYU Online courses are offered to all students with Day Continuing enrollment status.
- How much do online courses cost?
- Tuition for online courses is included in the regular semester tuition paid by Day Continuing students.
- If the course is online is there a waiting list for some online courses?
- Course enrollments are capped to ensure a favorable TA to student ratio.
- Can classes be taken out of state?
- Yes. You may even take courses out of the country—perfect while you’re on a study abroad.
- What are the major differences between BYU Online and Independent Study?
- BYU Online courses are different from Independent Study courses in three main ways: (1) online courses are included in your BYU tuition, while Independent Study courses come at an additional cost; (2) online courses follow a semester schedule, while Independent Study courses allow one year for completion; and (3) online courses have class size limits, while Independent Study has no enrollment caps.
- How are online courses formatted?
- BYU Online courses use BrainHoney and 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.
- Is the teacher’s voice lost in the online format?
- The assigned instructor writes each course. If “voice” is defined as the instructor’s personality, then the online format will favor your instructor’s beloved idiosyncrasies.
- How long do I have to complete this course?
- 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. You are free to work ahead, and can complete the course as early as the first day of the second block of the semester. Academic Calendar
- What is a Checkpoint?
- 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.
- What materials do I need to complete the course?
In addition to any required textbooks, you will need these items to complete the checkpoints:
1. Webcam – Any webcam will work. We recommend using the “Logitec HD Webcam C270” (it’s available from Amazon.com).
2. Microphone Headset – Any microphone headset will work. We recommend using the “Cyber Acoustics Universal Stereo Headset AC-204” (again, it’s available from Amazon.com).
- Are tests given online or in the testing center?
- Exams are proctored in a testing center in the Morris Center (MORC) and are taken in an online testing format, designed to complement the nature of BYU Online courses. Exams may be proctored remotely in the event that the Morris Center cannot be reached. Contact our testing staff to make arrangements.
- How do I attend my course’s orientation meeting?
- 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.
- Why is there a orientation meeting for an online course?
- 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.