Online Education Resources
Drury University's online programs provide a quality education from any location. Information below will help you get started. If you have more questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (417) 873-7373.
Minimal Technical Requirements
Taking an online course requires your computer be capable of using Moodle. This is easy to meet, provided you have the following:
- Reliable Internet connection
- Ability to upload and download a file
- Have a word processing program such as Microsoft Word or Google Docs. A free option is available from Drury's Technical Support
How to Register for Classes
You may register for classes in person or through MyDrury.
- Go to MyDrury and enter your username and password. Click login.
- Click on the Student tab in the top navigation.
- Select "My Registration" from the left sidebar.
- Click on Course Search.
- Using the drop down menu options, under "Search Criteria", please select the Department, leave Course Number at "(No Limit)" and click Find Classes.
- Click "Add to enroll" in the course (a confirmation page will appear).
- Repeat the Course Search steps for each of your courses.
- Click on "My Schedule" to confirm enrollment in courses.
- (optional) To remove a course you selected, from the My Schedule screen, click on Drop next to the course. You are asked to confirm the drop. Simply select Confirm and the course is removed from your schedule.
Resources for Current Online Students
For information regarding reasonable accommodations any student may need for accessing a class, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact:
Ed Derr, Director of Disability Services
Findlay Student Center 114
- Students should seek advice regarding their enrollment and program of study with their advisor.
- It is necessary to complete a Core Requirement Sheet for a chosen major within completion of 30 credit hours.
- First fill out the FAFSA online.
- Your Student Aid Report (SAR) will be sent to you following completion of the FAFSA. Financial Aid information is also accessible through your myDrury account.
- Any changes (add/drop) to your registration could affect your financial aid status. Please consult with an academic advisor or financial aid representative before taking action.
- If you have additional questions, please contact the Financial Aid Office at (417) 873-7319.
Smarthinking provides free online tutoring to all Drury students. You may access Smarthinking in Moodle under the "Online Tutoring" area located in each course.
- You have access to use the Olin Library on campus.
- You may also access electronic resources through your Drury computer account for many reference materials used in your class(es). Your instructor(s) can recommend which resources are helpful in his or her subject area.
Texts and e-books for online courses may be purchased online two weeks prior to the beginning of each semester. It is strongly recommended that all online students order their textbooks from Drury University to ensure timely acquisition of correct textbooks.
To purchase textbooks online from Drury University, please go to bookstore.drury.edu.
Book vouchers from any Drury University campus location may be used.
For all technical support needs regarding Moodle or your Drury account, please contact the Help Desk.
Please Note: All official Drury communications will be through Drury e-mail. Students are expected to check their Drury e-mail accounts on a regular basis.
Frequently Asked Questions
For most courses, all you need is a word processing program that can save in MSWord, RTF or PDF format. Online and blended courses use Moodle to host the online classrooms. Moodle is user-friendly and does not require any special skills or equipment.
Online classes cover the same material taught in traditional classroom settings. People have different learning styles, and the desired method by which classes are delivered may vary from person to person. Online learning requires a bit more self-discipline than taking a seated course. Instructors provide a weekly lesson plan with written lectures. Courses are delivered in a flexible, asynchronous format, whereby you attend class weekly when it is convenient to your personal schedule. Classes do have minimum participation requirements. Deadlines and due dates are outlined in the course syllabus by the instructor.
Registration restrictions are the same for online, blended, and seated courses. Five courses (up to 17 credit hours) is the limit without gaining special permission from the Registrar's Office. You can take five courses in a standard 16-week semester or you can take advantage of our 8-week compressed courses. The limit for 8-week courses is seven credit hours at a time (you can take two courses in each 8-week block per semester).
Online tests are conducted within your online classroom in Moodle. Your instructor will provide a link to the exam, along with instructions. You may complete the tests from your home computer.
Before classes begin, you can drop your class(es) by contacting your advisor. Please check the academic calendar each semester for specific deadlines. After the drop period you are financially responsible for your classes, online or otherwise.
Visit the Financial Aid web page for information on how to submit a Free Application for Financial Student Aid (FAFSA) and how to apply for Drury scholarships.
The primary means of contact with your instructor is within Moodle. Your instructor's email address and telephone number are included on your course syllabus. It is recommended that you print your syllabus in case you are unable to access Moodle for any reason throughout the semester.
As a member of the SARA Reciprocity Agreement, Drury University is approved to offer online programs within these states. The states include: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
|Drury University is approved to offer online programs within California.|
Education-related online programs offered by Drury University are intended to satisfy licensure, endorsement, or certification requirements by the State of Missouri. If students are wishing to teach in a state other than Missouri, they should contact that state’s department of education to obtain the applicable requirements, rules, and regulations for that particular state. Students are responsible for determining whether Drury’s online education program will meet another state’s requirements for certification, licensure, or otherwise advancing a student’s teaching credentials prior to enrollment.
Higher-education institutions delivering courses by distance education are required to provide the contact information for official entities or agencies within each state designated to handle complaint resolution. States are required by the US Department of Education (34 CFR 668.43(b)) to have a complaint process available to any enrolled or prospective student.
Drury University students enrolled in online and distance courses, as well as on-campus courses, should attempt to resolve complaints by following Drury University’s Student Complain Guidelines as outlined in the College of Continuing Professional Studies Catalog. If you wish to file a complaint about the University with its accreditor regarding issues of institutional quality, you may do so by following the instructions on the Higher Learning Commission website.
After a student has exhausted the appeal process at Drury University, they can contact
Amy Werner, SARA State Portal Entity Contact
Missouri Department of Higher Education
205 Jefferson Street
P.O. Box 1469
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1469