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Are You Ready? Why Online?

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

Courses at MSU

What is an Online or Hybrid Course? Also, take a look at a course sample!

Getting Started

If you are considering taking an online or hybrid course, go to WESS (Web Enrollment Service for Students) and select the link for Online & Hybrid Courses. You will be able to see a listing of all the hybrid/online courses offered at Montclair State University by semester

CANVAS: The University's new LMS!

Instructure’s Canvas has been selected as the University’s new learning management system (LMS) and will replace the current Blackboard LMS effective Fall 2014.
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 Are You Ready/Why Online?, Online & Hybrid Courses at MSU, Canvas, Getting Started/Enrollement, Tips for Success/the first week, and Resources & Support