Distance Education and NonTraditional Programs

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Getting Started

Now that you have enrolled in a distance learning course, you will want to properly prepare yourself for a great semester. Below are some things that you need to do to get started in your course, as well as resources to help you succeed and some important dates and deadlines.

  1. Purchase your Books and Course Materials
    Books for RODP courses should be purchased through the RODP Virtual Bookstore.
    Books for MTSU online, correspondence, hybrid, and synchronous courses can be purchased from MTSU Bookstore on campus or through the MTSU Bookstore website.
    (Do not purchase your RODP books through the MTSU Bookstore website)

  2. Familiarize Yourself with Your Online Course
    Visit our Orientation & Tutorial page to learn how to start your class and take a test drive in our online demo course.

  3. Check for Mandatory Class Meetings
    Check your detailed schedule in RaiderNet to find out if your MTSU online, hybrid, or correspondence class has any mandatory meetings. Proctored exams that can be rescheduled are announced in your course materials. Off-campus, synchronous, and videoconferencing classes meet on a weekly basis.

  4. On the First Day of Class
    D2L Login (MTSU online, correspondence, hybrid, and synchronous online courses only)
    D2L Login (RODP online courses only)

  5. Plan for Your Exams
    If you need to schedule a proctored exam for your distance learning class, visit our Test Center website for instructions on how to reschedule your exam.
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