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 Dr. Tonya White, Associate Dean of Online Learning: 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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NEWS AND EVENTS

Academic Competition-What Do You Know?

Webber hosted the 2nd Annual What Do You Know contest on the evening of Thursday, April 9th in the Conference Center. The academic competition was designed by Associate Professor of Management, Dr. Fred Fening for the MGT312-Human Resource Management course. The purpose of the competition is to challenge students in an academic setting on key […]

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Criminal Justice Management Events

During the week of March 23 – 27, 2015 the members of the Alpha Omega Rho chapter of the American Criminal Justice Association from Webber International University’s Criminal Justice Program traveled to Nashville Tennessee to compete in the American Criminal Justice Association’s National Conference and competition. This conference had well over 500 students and professionals […]

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Webber Phi Beta Lambda – Represents Well

On March 26th fifteen students set out to compete at the Phi Beta Lambda FBLA/ФβΛ State Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida. The competitions included objective exams to performance and interactive events. We competed in nineteen different events ranging from Accounting Principles through Word Processing. Although all Webber students put forth their best effort, five stood […]

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Webber’s FCA Makes an International Impact

Webber’s FCA Group has completed their project that began during the Fall 2014 semester. Students and administration first started raising a benevolence fund in September 2014 to purchase Spanish bibles that would be shipped and hand-delivered to remote areas in Central and South America. The group was able to purchase all the necessary bibles in […]

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Webber Honors Former Security Guard, Jud Smith

Webber hosted a dedication ceremony for former Security Guard, Jud Smith at 2:00pm on Tuesday, February 10th. A memorial bench was dedicated at the flag-brick plaza on-campus. The bench was made possible by Webber FCA, faculty and staff members, and students who elected to purchase a bench in his honor.  Jud’s wife, Jennifer, their daughter Katie, […]

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Webber Receives 29 Donated Trees to Beautify Campus

Webber Receives 29 Donated Trees to Beautify Campus Babson Park, Florida – “We’ll take almost anything of value,” Webber International University President & CEO Dr. H. Keith Wade is fond of saying. Over the years, that’s netted the school gently used items such as baby grand pianos, flat screen TV’s, and even a sailboat. But, […]

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Webber Hosts American Cancer Society

American Cancer Society Representatives, Jeana Schmidt and LeeAnn Hinskey were guest speakers on Thursday, January 22nd in the Rex R. Yentes Conference Center. Webber students who attended learned about volunteer opportunities, internship programs, and work opportunities. Both representatives spoke about American Cancer Society’s role in the community and how Webber students have an opportunity to […]

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Webber Hosting Hazardous Weather Preparedness for Campuses

Webber International University will be hosting a training course entitled “Hazardous Weather Preparedness for Campuses” on Wednesday, February 4, 2015. The course is provided by the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center affiliated with FEMA and is only being offered only at FSU and Webber this year. The course is free, but we only have 20 […]

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Outstanding Performance by Webber PBL Students at District Competition

  All qualify for State, again!  Webber International University PBL students come out on top again at districts.  Webber took 14 students to the Florida District III PBL competition Friday November 14, 2013.  The students competed in 26 of the 40 events at the competition.  The PBL district competition had four types of events.  There […]

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Webber Embraces Its History With New Center

        Webber International University President Keith Wade, left, greets Marcia Pennington and Lake Wales artist Tom Freeman before Freeman spoke about Roger W. Babson on Tuesday during the Holiday Open House to celebrate the opening of the Webber International University History Center. MICHAEL WILSON | THE LEDGER By Daniel Figueroa IV LEDGER MEDIA […]

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