Online Education Resources

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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 or (417) 873-7373.

Technical Requirements

Taking an online course requires your computer be capable of using Canvas. 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.

  1. Log into Drury Onelogin with your Drury username and password
  2. Select ‘MyDrury’ and then click the black ‘Login’ button.
  3. Select “My Registration” from the left sidebar.
  4. Click on Course Search.
  5. Using the drop down menu options, under “Search Criteria”, please select the Department, leave Course Number at “(No Limit)” and click Find Classes.
  6. Click “Add to enroll” in the course (a confirmation page will appear).
  7. Repeat the Course Search steps for each of your courses.
  8. Click on “My Schedule” to confirm enrollment in courses.
  9. (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/Drury GO Students

Accessibility and Disability Services

Drury University is committed to providing an inclusive environment for students with disabilities with equal access to academics and university life. Accommodations may be provided for students with all forms of disabilities to reduce barriers in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Services will be determined on an individual basis, in consultation with the Director of Accessibility and Disability Services, to best support a student’s journey and academic success at Drury. To begin the process of establishing supports, students are encouraged to present appropriate documentation before their first semester of classes. To begin this process, first submit a Request for Accommodations.

If you receive accommodations for exams, you will need to complete the following Out-of-Class Testing Form at least 2 days prior to the exam. Full instructions are printed on the back of this from. For questions, please contact your Site Director or the Director of Accessibility and Disability Services.

For information regarding reasonable accommodations, please contact:

Dr. Lori Slater
Director of Accessibility and Disability Services
(417) 873-7267
Bay Hall, 148


Students should seek advice regarding their enrollment and program of study with their advisor.

Financial Aid Services

  1. First fill out the FAFSA online.
  2. 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.
  3. 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. 
  4. If you have additional questions, please contact the Financial Aid Office at (417) 873-7319.

Tutoring Resources

Please visit the Compass Center website for more information about tutoring.

Olin Library

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.

Ordering Textbooks

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

Book vouchers from any Drury University campus location may be used.

Technical Support

For all technical support needs regarding your Drury accounts, please contact the Help Desk.

Phone: (417) 873-7300

Please Note: Most 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

What do I need installed on my home computer in order to take online or blended classes?

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 Canvas to host the online classrooms.  Canvas is user-friendly and does not require any special skills or equipment. 


Are online courses "easier" than courses taken in a regular classroom (seated classes)?

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.

How many online or blended courses can I register for per semester?

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).

How are tests administered for online courses?

Online tests are conducted within your online classroom in Canvas.  Your instructor will provide a link to the exam, along with instructions.  You may complete the tests from your home computer. 

How does dropping a class affect my student status?

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.

What do I do if I have technical difficulties?

If you experience issues with accessing your course in Canvas, or if you have difficulty accessing your Drury email or MyDrury, please contact the Help Desk at (417) 873-7300 or

Are there scholarships and financial aid available for online students?

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.

How do I contact my online instructor? The primary means of contact with your in

The primary means of contact with your instructor is within Canvas. 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 Canvas for any reason throughout the semester.

How will I be asked to verify my identity in an online class?

For purposes of verifying the identity of the students while participating in this course, students may be asked to attach a real-time picture of themselves, enter their student ID number, attach a picture of the student’s Drury ID Card, or do a video presentation.  Any action would be given a short time period to act upon; therefore, students need to be prepared to verify their identity throughout the course.

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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 Complaint 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:

Dr. Laura Vedenhaupt
Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development
301 W. High Street, Suite 840
PO Box 1469
Jefferson City, MO 65102

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