- Order your textbooks.
Required textbooks for Morris Online Learning courses are available at the Morris campus Bookstore approximately two to three weeks prior to the beginning of the term. Allow three to five days for shipping and handling when ordering from the Morris campus Bookstore. When ordering books from an online vendor such as Amazon.com, allow two to three weeks for delivery of your books by media mail.
- Visit your myUMM portal to locate access to your online course.
Log in with your University Internet ID and password. Students will have access to the myU portal from each campus at which they are taking classes. Students may “change views” on the portal to see information relevant to their home and host campuses. Choose “change views” next to your name at the top of the portal page. You will find the link to your online course(s) in the “My Courses” tab (the link may not be active until your instructor turns on the course site).
- View the Moodle Orientation »
- Read your “Course Welcome” email.
The week before the start of your course, a short welcome email for each course will be sent to your University assigned email account.
- Review the Exam Policies
- Complete the Proctor Identification form (if required) for your online course.
- Review University-wide and Morris student policies, especially the Mandatory Attendance at First Class Session and Consequences for Absence policy.
The Morris Online Learning program reserves the right to enforce the Mandatory Attendance at First Class Session policy at any time during or after the first three days of an online course in fall or spring, or the first two days of a Morris online course. This means that if you do not log in to your online course site, participate in course activities, or contact your instructor at all during the first two to three days of your online course, you may lose your place in the class.
- Check your University-assigned email and Moodle account often for important notices.
Your instructor may answer your questions within the Moodle site or answer you via your University email account—check both often. You are responsible for all information sent to your University email account. This is the University’s official means of communication.
- Print and review your course syllabus on the first day of class.
Your course syllabus is located in the Moodle site for your course. Print and review a copy of the syllabus on the first day of class. It is a good idea to keep a copy of your course syllabus to help transfer credit to other institutions in the future if needed.
- Attend your course on the first day of class
“Attending” an online class means logging in to the course site in Moodle using your University Internet ID and password.