Student FAQ

What does an online course look like?

Online courses can be content rich and engaging. View this course tour to get a good insight into what your online course may look like.

Is online education effective?

Yes. There is a large body of evidence indicating that online education is as effective as face-to-face instruction. When appropriately implemented, online education courses produce the same or superior outcomes to those of on-campus courses. Check out this article on Ten Myths about Online Learning.

How are online courses different from classroom courses?

First, nearly every aspect of the online course occurs asynchronously, that is, your interactions with your fellow students, your instructor and course discussions will not occur simultaneously. Usually, there are no set meeting times. Online learning demands more self-motivation and discipline from you to meet course requirements.

What suggestions do you have to help me succeed online?

To be succesful, a student must plan time to study and be disciplined in keeping with the course. Check out this article containing Tips for Success Online.

How do I enroll in a online education course?

Enrollment for online courses is the same process as for all class enrollments.

I reside outside of the State of Nevada, can I take online courses at UNLV?

UNLV offers online courses to students residing in many other states. Please see the State Compliance page for details.

In addition, students that reside outside of Nevada and take only online courses are eligible for a special tuition rate during Spring and Fall semesters. If you are an out-of-state student call the Online Education office toll free at (877) 895-0334 before you register.

What computer equipment do I need to take a online course?

In general any computer with a modern operating system that supports Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari can be used to take courses online. Because some courses may include videos, a fast Internet connection is highly recommended. See WebCampus Support for more information.

I am not interested in earning a degree and just want to take courses, how do I do this?

Review the checklist for non-degree seeking students and apply as a non-degree seeking student.
Take advantage of UNLV's non-degree seeking advising services.

Are there student support services available online?

Yes! The Academic Success Center provides many services to support for students, from advising (for undeclared students) to tutoring. You can also contact them by phone ( 702 895-0667).  The online academic advising tutorial is helpful.

If you have declared a major, contact the academic department to meet with your advisor. If you haven't declared a major, contact the Academic Success Center.

How do I fulfill the requirements for a proctored exam?

For off campus assessments, ProctorU provides secure proctoring online.

What is blended (hybrid) instruction?

Blended (hybrid) instruction is a multi-modal instructional delivery term where instruction and engagement includes in-person class meetings and online instruction. For more information on blended (hybrid) instruction see here.

How do I embed my video in a WebCampus assignment?

Videos by students — demonstrating practice and mastery of skills, lab work, performances, interviews, presentations, movies, etc. — can be embedded in WebCampus discussions, email, journals, wikis and blogs. For more information on embedding videos see here.

I have more questions, who do I call?

  • For technical support with Webcampus, contact the Office of Information Techonlogy at (702) 895 0777
  • For general information contact the Online Education office at (702) 895-0334 or toll-free (877) 895-0334.
  • Admissions questions (702) 895-3443
  • Registration (702) 895-3371
  • Student Financial Services (702) 895-3424
  • Information about summer terms (702) 895-3711
  • Tuition information, contact the Bursar's Office (702) 895-3577
  • For more information on who to contact, see here.