Online Learning

Welcome to the WIU e-Learning support website!

The purpose of this website is to serve as a source of support for students interested in distance learning opportunities for the AA, BS and MBA degrees. The website provides information about the online admissions process, the degrees available, orientation, testing, registering for courses, financial aid and learning resources.

On-line Learning Overview

The goal is to provide e-Learning programs to students who are self-motivated and feel comfortable using computer technology for taking online courses offered at Webber International University.

Our Objectives

  • To provide students with full-service distance learning opportunities, including AA, BS and MBA degree programs, online admissions, registration, orientation, testing, financial aid and learning resources.
  • To ensure that all online courses offered at Webber will maintain the academic integrity of the university.

Online Degrees
Now student may choose our online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degrees in Computer Information Systems, Finance, and Sport Business Management as well as Bachelor of Science degree in General Business Studies by taking courses entirely online. The online degrees mentioned above can be taken in 15 week segments. Students are advised to take two classes for the full 15 weeks and a class each A & B term. This flexibility allows students to only take three classes at a time.

Online Orientation
What to do if you are new to the WIU E-Learning System

  • MTC090 Online Program and Moodle Training Course (Required for all new online students)

For more information about online programs being offered please contact Georgie O’Leary, Moodle Cooridnator: Click Here

Apply to an Online Degree Program

To apply to an online degree program, complete the standard application and indicate on the application form that you want to complete the online degree program.

The rules for acceptance are the same as with a student applying to the traditional degree program.

The goal of the online program is to “provide e-Learning programs to students who are self-motivated and feel comfortable using computer technology for taking online courses.” Students who lack the necessary self-motivation or computer skills tend to drop from an online program. Applicants into the online program will be interviewed via telephone to ascertain the applicant’s level of self-motivation and computer skills.

When you are accepted into an online degree program, your name and information are forwarded to Computer Services to set up your network and email account, and to the online program manager to set up your Moodle account (online classroom management program).

Please review the e-Learning Student Procedures, Calendars, and other important links to become fully prepared for participating in Webber’s online program.

Make sure you have what it takes.

Before you enroll in an online course, make sure you have access to a computer and an Internet connection that meet the following requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows 2000 or XP; Mac 10.2 or higher
  • Browser: Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher; Firefox 3.0
  • Hardware: 256 MB RAM or higher
  • High Speed Internet Connection: Internet Service Provider

Some of the online courses may require you to watch online videos or to create a PowerPoint slide presentation with embedded audio of your speech. The syllabus will state whether any specialty hardware is required for the course. Specialty hardware might include:

  • Sound card & speakers
  • USB Microphone headset to record your speech and listen to the playback.
  • USB Video camera

Some applications may require that the following programs are installed on your computer system: Adobe Flash player, Adobe Reader, Adobe Shockwave player, Java, Quicktime, etc.

Programs within Microsoft Office 2007 or 2010 are used in most online courses to complete assignments. If you do not have access to Microsoft Office or the individual programs, either purchase the software, or use remote access into the Webber network system to use the software on the student system.

  • All written documents must be submitted in Word 2007 or 2010 format.
  • All spreadsheet files must be submitted in Excel 2007 or 2010 format.
  • All slide presentations must be submitted in PowerPoint 2007 or 2010 format.
  • All database projects must be created in Access 2007 or 2010 format.

Some of the online courses may require the use of other specialty programs. The syllabus will state whether specialty software is required for the course and how to obtain it. Any of these programs will be available through remote access into the Webber network system.

Become a better online student

  • Develop good time management skills. Expect to spend at least 50 to 60 total hours per course. During a regular semester, that is approximately 4-5 hours each week per course. Develop a weekly schedule in which you have scheduled that amount of time for each course.
  • Use your time wisely. When working on your courses, keep yourself focused on the work that must be done.
  • Keep up with your work; do not fall behind. The best way to accomplish this is to be about a week ahead of schedule. If something happens and you are not able to work for several days, you will still be able to submit your work on time.
  • Life happens. Situations are going to occur that will prevent you from working on your course work for several days. If it is a scheduled event (business trip), then work to get ahead so that you will be able to submit your assignments before the event. If an unusual event occurs, such as a death in the family, contact the professor as soon as possible.
  • Do not wait until the deadline to submit an assignment or take a quiz. If Moodle goes down, the professor may or may not make arrangements for submitting an assignment late or to extend the closing date/time for a quiz. If you have a technical problem, such as the Internet is not working, you are still expected to submit your assignments on time and take the quiz within the allotted time period. Therefore, do not wait until the last minute. Submit assignments and take quizzes early.
  • At the beginning of the semester, read and study the syllabus. Know what is expected of you in the course.
  • Check your syllabus and Moodle several times each week for assignments and due dates. By doing this, you will not accidentally miss an assignment.
  • Keep regular communications with the instructor.
  • When you have questions, concerns, or want a little clarification about an assignment, contact your professor via email.
  • If you are having difficulties in a class, let the instructor know immediately. Don’t wait until it is too late to ask for help.
  • What you get from a course is based on how much effort you put into it. In an online course, you may be given more flexibility into what you study. In these situations, you must put forward your full effort to get full benefits from the course.
  • When completing assignments, do not cheat. You are expected to do your own work. (WIU Policy on Cheating)
  • When writing a research report, do not plagiarize. You are expected to analyze similar or opposing concepts and ideas of several authors that are found in the literature and express those combined concepts and ideas in your own words. Use direct quotes sparingly. Do not use a direct quote to make a point; use a direct quote to emphasize a point you have already made. Include proper source documentation on each paragraph. (WIU Policy on Plagiarism)
  • Good attendance in any course is important. For an online course, attendance is measured by logging into Moodle regularly, participating in online discussions and submitting assignments on time.

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