Why Online?

What Are the Benefits of Online Learning? 1. Access and Opportunity, 2. Flexibility, 3. Economical, 4. Self-directed Learning, 5. Quality Education

MSU Online

What is an Online or Hybrid Course at MSU?

Getting Started

Get started with your NetID, acquainted with Canvas, our learning management system and learn more about what you need to know regarding MSU's academic integrity.

Tips For Success

The first week of an online class is usually designed to help you get to know the course, the instructor, and students, as well as learn how to navigate the online learning environment.

Students Support

Take a look at some of the resources available to you as a student! Financial Aid, Registration, Library, IT Help Desk and Disability Center.
Are you considering taking an online or hybrid course for the first time? Have you enrolled in one, but need guidance on how to get started? You have come to the right place. This website is a guide for students interested in taking online or hybrid courses at Montclair State University and wishing to learn more about what they are like. It provides essential information for students to get prepared for taking online courses.

Online learning is different from face-to-face learning in many ways. Students can generally attend an online class at anytime, from anywhere. Although there are deadlines, and there may be online meetings, online courses offer much more flexibility than face-to-face courses. Instead of face-to-face communication, students are likely to use email, discussion boards, blogs, and or other communication tools.

This guide is designed to help you understand what online learning is like and provide you with some tips on how to succeed in online courses. This website includes information on the following: Why Online?, MSU Online, Getting Started, Tips for Success and Student Support.