Online Courses

The university offers a number of 16-week online courses intended for undergraduate students at all JWU campuses. Undergraduate day program and CE students are not permitted to enroll in eight-week online sections. Before students register for an online course, they should review what to expect in online classes. Students may not register for more than 9.0 semester credits in online courses in any given semester.

International Undergraduate Students: A minimum of nine credits of face-to-face instruction is required per semester; any credits above that may be taken online.

International Graduate Students: A minimum of six credits of face-to-face instruction is required per semester; any credits above that may be taken online.

Computer Requirements 

In order to fully participate in online courses, each student is expected to have access to a desktop or laptop computer. A mobile app is available for Apple and Android devices that allows you to complete some online course tasks, but a desktop or laptop computer is required for successful completion of all online course tasks.

As of October 2020, your computer must also meet the following requirements. Check the Computer and Browser Requirements for up-to-date information.

Browser (one or more of the following)
*Google Chrome 63+
Internet Explorer — not supported
Microsoft Edge 42+
Mozilla Firefox 57+
Safari 12+
*Google Chrome is required for completion of the identity verification questionnaire each semester.
Browser Settings
JavaScript enabled, popup blockers disabled and cookies enabled
Plug-Ins
Adobe Acrobat Reader 8 or higher
Macromedia Flash Player 9.0 or higher
Java Standard Edition 7 or higher
Supplementary Software
Ability to save documents in a format that can be opened by Microsoft Office
Ability to view documents created in Microsoft Office
Anti-virus software
Internet Connection
Broadband connection (DSL, cable, ISDN, etc.) with consistent high-speed connectivity
Other Hardware
Soundcard
Speakers or a headset
Microphone
Webcam

Technical support is provided via the University IT Service Desk, which can be reached at 866-JWU-HELP (866-598-4357) or through a link in ulearn, the online course platform.