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For quick access and convenience, we’ve provided answers to our most frequently asked questions about online learning.

Classes will appear in Blackboard no later than the 1st day of the semester. If you register for a class during add/drop period, you will have access to the Blackboard course shell within 3 hours after registering.
No. The instructor will provide and post a syllabus in Blackboard. The syllabus will define log-in day and time, class participation guidelines/policy, and assignment deadlines. Students are expected to log-in Blackboard course shell the first day of the semester. Failure to log-in or participate in the course within the first week may result in the student being dropped for non-attendance by the instructor.
No. DE only students are not required to have health insurance nor are they required to waive out of health insurance plans. For additional information regarding Student Health, please contact Kimberly Dobson at or 919-530-6317.
No, distance education students enrolled in a distance education degree program are not required to attend new student orientation. If you are unsure whether you are required to attend, please call 919-530-6336 or email For additional information, please refer to the attached document here.
No. Students are urged to keep constant check on their MyEOL accounts. Holds should be resolved prior to registration.

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