Welcome to Webber e-Learning!
This page provides information about the online admissions process, degrees available, orientation, testing, registering for courses and learning resources.
Online Learning Overview
The goal is to provide e-Learning programs to students who are self-motivated and feel comfortable using computer technology to take online courses offered at Webber International University.
- To provide students with full-service distance learning opportunities, including AS, BS and MBA degree programs, online admissions, registration, orientation, testing, and learning resources.
- To ensure that all online courses offered at Webber will maintain the academic integrity of the University
A student may choose our online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degrees in Computer Information Systems, Criminal Justice Management, 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 a 15-week semester or 7-week A and B sessions during the semester. This creates flexibility for the student to be able to choose the duration of the course. This also makes it possible to be full-time in 4 classes during the semester but only be studying for 3 classes at one time. 6-week sessions are available in the summer.
All students new to the Webber e-Learning system (Moodle) will take the Moodle training course – MTC090 Online Program and Moodle Training Course.
For more information about online programs being offered, please contact the Moodle Coordinator, Georgie O’Leary, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply to an online degree program, complete the online application and indicate on the application for that you want to complete the online degree program.
The goal on the online program is to provide e-Learning programs to students who are self-motivated and feel comfortable using computer technology to take online courses offered at Webber International University. Students who lack the necessary self-motivation or computer skills tend to drop from an online program. Applicants to 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 fowarded to IT Services to set up your network and email account and also to the Moodle Coordinator to set up your Moodle account (online classroom management program). An Academic Advisor will be assigned to you and will contact you for personal counseling and registration for classes. If you are a transfer student, your transfer evaluation will have been completed and forwarded to your Academic Advisor.
Please review the e-Learning Student Procedures, Calendars, and other important links to become fully prepared to participate in Webber’s online program.
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.
- 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. You can view the cheating policy in the University Catalog on page 94.
- 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. You can view the plagiarism policy in the University Catalog on page 94.
- 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.