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Which Online Course Is Right for You: "Term-Based" or "Enroll Anytime"?

Term-Based Online Courses
Enroll Anytime Online Courses

Learning with an online course requires discipline and commitment. Before deciding on taking an online course, ask yourself:

If you prefer to work in a group setting with guided structure and deadlines, the term-based online courses will be a better fit for your learning style.

Are You Comfortable with Technology?

If you take an online course, you should feel comfortable with technology and have access to the appropriate equipment. Before enrolling in an online course, ask yourself if you can:

Explore our Online Course Demo to experience what it is like to take an "enroll anytime" online course from UND.

General Technical Requirements

Although specific technical requirements may vary by online course or program, the following general technical requirements are required for all online courses.

For more specific information about technical requirements, refer to the UND Center for Instructional & Learning Technologies (CILT), your course syllabus (available approximately 1 week prior to your course start date), or contact your instructor.

Technology Requirements

If you experience technical issues regarding Blackboard or other technology related to your course, contact UND Tech Support. They are available 7 days a week via phone, live chat or email. This link contains the contact information as well as other help resources: UND.edu/tech-support

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