How Online Courses Work
Take self-paced college courses when, where and how you want.
Although you never enter a classroom, your instructor is as close as your phone or email if you have questions or need advice. And the best part you don’t have to wait until the next semester to get started!
With enroll anytime courses, you can:
- Enroll at any time
- Take as little as 3 months to complete your course
- Take up to 9 months to finish
- Learn at your own pace
- Complete lessons and exams on your own schedule
- Pick your preferred time and place for studying
Getting Started with your Enroll Anytime Course
To get started in your online course, you will need to make sure your computer meets the minimum technical requirements and that your web browser is configured correctly.
You will access your online course through Blackboard. Username and password information is included in the welcome email received shortly after registering for the class. Once logged into Blackboard, you will see your course displayed under My Courses. Click on the Syllabus or Course Information button located on the menu to your left for information about getting started in your course.
Every self-paced enroll anytime student is given a UND email address. Your UND e-mail is used when completing coursework.
Please contact UND Technical Support if you need assistance logging in to Blackboard our your UND email account.
Textbooks are available on campus or online through the University of North Dakota Bookstore. If the UND Bookstore doesn't have your textbooks, you can order online from any retailer that sells textbooks. Please review the welcome email received shortly after registration or your course in Blackboard for more information regarding textbooks.
Many self-paced enroll anytime courses require proctored exams. Visit the enroll anytime proctored exam page to learn about the steps needed to take a proctored exam, review the proctor policy, and view a list of frequently asked questions.
Refer to the Course at a Glance page or your course syllabus for a list of required textbooks. If textbooks are required, you should order them at the same time you enroll so you may begin your course promptly.
The cost of textbooks is not included in your course tuition. You may order your textbooks through the University Bookstore or through the textbook provider of your choice. To order through the University Bookstore on the Grand Forks campus, call toll free at 866.791.4888 or order online.
To order online:
- Go to the University Bookstore website.
- Click on "Books."
- Select Your "Program" as CORRESPONDENCE/PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT.
- The "Term" of your course will be CORR/PROF DEVELOPMENT.
- Select the "Department" of your course.
- Select your "Course" by TITLE or COURSE #.
- Select your "Section" as ALL.
- Follow the checkout process.
The system will prompt you to register, which allows you to revisit your order if you need to make a change. Your textbooks can be shipped to you, or you may pick them up at the University Bookstore in Grand Forks, ND. NOTE: You cannot place your order or pay for your textbooks through UND Online & Distance Education.
Final Grade & Transcript Request
After you finish your course, your final grade will be posted in Blackboard. Please allow 3-5 business days for your final grade to appear on your transcript in Campus Connection. You will receive a confirmation email from the Enroll Anytime staff once the final grade has been officially posted on your transcript. You may then order an official transcript, if desired.