Degree seeking or non-degree seeking students officially admitted to the University may take online courses.
Students enrolled in online courses do not have to attend face-to-face meetings; assignments and class participation are often set up so students can work on the class according to their individual schedules. Students have access to an instructor through the online course, and he or she may be contacted during the course for assistance.
Online courses are taught at the same academic level as on-campus courses. Western Illinois University strives to ensure that students taking online courses receive the same quality education they would receive in the traditional classroom. In fact, the online classroom environment can contribute to the development of good and regular study habits.
We have assembled some information to help you get started learning online. If you still have questions after examining these links, ask your advisor to obtain more information.
Thinking About Online Learning
Getting Started with Online Courses
- University ID: Ecom Username and Password
- Payment Options
- Register for Courses – STARS
- Activating Your WIU Email Account (ECOM/Zimbra)
- Accessing Your WIU Information (STARS)
- Obtaining Your Textbooks
- Accessing Your Online Course
- Taking Tests/Exams for Online Courses
- Technical Requirements
- What is an Instructional Enhancement Charge?