Checklist

 

  1. 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.
  2. Initiate your Internet ID account.
    • All students new to the University of Minnesota need to initiate their University Internet ID account. The information needed to initiate your account is sent with your registration confirmation letter. Your University Internet ID account only needs to be initiated once, so if you have taken classes at any of the University of Minnesota campuses—Duluth, Crookston, Rochester, Twin Cities, or Morris—you will use the same University Internet ID and password. If you don’t have your letter containing your student identification information, contact the Online Learning office.
  3. Send an email message to the Online Learning officefrom your University-assigned email account.
    • Email a short statement such as, “I have initiated my University-assigned email account.” from your University-assigned email account so we know your email account has been activated. This helps our team identify potential technical difficulties prior to the first class session.
  4. Visit the Morris Student One Stop.
    • The Student One Stop provides information about student services.
  5. Set up Parent/Guest View Access (optional).
    • The Morris Online Learning program will not release any student information to anyone other than your high school counselor or home school educator without your express written consent. Do not share your University Internet ID and password with anyone. Sharing this information violates University policy and may lead to a loss of your Internet privileges and disciplinary action. If your parents need access to your student account or grades, you may set that up throughParent/Guest View Access.
  6. Visit your MyU portal to locate access to your online course. Sign in with your University Internet ID and password. You will find the Moodle Site Link to your online course(s) in the "Academics" tab.
  7. 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.
  8. Review the Exam Policies.
  9. Review the student policies in your Online Learning Nondegree Student Guide.
  10. 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-assigned 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Track your grades
    • You are responsible for keeping track of your grades. Not all University faculty use the Moodle grade book, so you may need to keep track of how you are doing through your graded assignments. You may check your University of Minnesota final grades online via yourMyU portal.
  14. Review the procedure for canceling out of a course
    • You must contact the Online Learning office in writing to cancel out of an online course.It is not enough to stop submitting assignments. This usually results in a grade of “F” or “N” being assigned by the instructor.
    • Any cancellation must be submitted in writing and cannot be made over the telephone. If you wish to cancel a Morris online course, you must formally drop or withdraw by emailing the Morris Online Learning Officeusing your University assigned email account. The email must be received before midnight on the day of the deadline. The essential deadlines for the Morris Online Learning program can be found at Online Learning Deadlines.
    • Please note that a change in your registration status should be made by the deadlines to drop a course without a designation of “W” (withdrawal) on your transcript. A drop occurs within the first 10 days of instruction and will not appear on your transcript. A withdraw occurs after 10 days of instruction and will appear on your transcript.
    • To cancel, please email the following information using your University-assigned email account.
      • your name
      • your student ID number
      • your cancel statement: “I wish to cancel out of the Morris Online Learning course Department and Number (for example, Psy 1051): Course Name (for example, Introduction to Psychology).”
  15. GPA requirements
    • All nondegree students are required to meet University of Minnesota academic progress requirements to enroll in courses from Morris Online Learning for another semester.
  16. Pay your bill
    • Nondegree students are not eligible for the payment plan. Payments must be received, not postmarked, by thedue dateto avoid additional charges and a hold on your record.
    • The online billing and payment system is the official means of generating tuition bills to all currently enrolled University of Minnesota, Morris students. You will receive a notice in your University-assigned email account when your bill is ready to be viewed online. Your online statement will detail the amount due and the payment due date. Students are advised to pay when a billing statement is received from the University of Minnesota.
    • Tuition refunds are available only through specified dates for each semester.