Online Course Resources FAQs

What are Online Course Resources?

Online Course Resources are web-based resources that are accessed directly from your online classroom and are delivered digitally through Blackboard.

What is the difference between an E-book and an Online Course Resource?

An E-book is an electronic textbook that allows students the freedom of using their computer, laptop, or other devices to review a textbook in a digital format. An Online Course Resource has all the features of an E-book, but is an electronic platform that is used in conjunction with the Blackboard Learning Management System that allows for more engagement and interactivity with peers and instructors.

Can the Online Course Resource be an option instead of required?

Since Winter 2012, Online Course Resources have been part of the required classroom content and delivery platform. As soon as you log into an online class, the resource will be electronically available.

Why am I being charged a $75 Online Course Resource fee?

Online courses will use Online Course Resources as part of required classroom content and delivery platform. Faculty teaching online will use Online Course Resources in conjunction with the interactive platform within Blackboard. Textbooks are no longer required for online classes; instead, an Online Course Resource fee will be applied to your tuition bill, much like the technology fee that you see.

Some of my textbooks have been much less than $75. I do not understand why this resource fee costs so much.

Online Course Resources are more than just a textbook. Online Course Resources is the platform tool used to collaborate within the class. In addition, the platform allows interaction and engagement between the user, peers, and professor.

How will I be charged the $75 Online Course Resource fee?

When you register for online classes for the quarter, the Online Course Resource fee will be calculated as part of your quarterly charges, which include tuition, the administrative fee, and the technology fee.

How will the $75 Online Course Resource fee appear on my tuition bill?

It will show as a $75 Online Course Resource fee on the bill. Please note that if you are taking more than one course, the fee will be cumulative, so if you are taking two courses, the charge will appear as $150.

What if I do not want to use the Online Course Resource? Can I buy textbooks instead?

Online Course Resources provide important functionality that cannot be duplicated with a textbook. This interactive learning platform is required for online courses in which it is featured. There will be no need to purchase a textbook.

Is this fee applied to the Internship course, which is only offered online?

No, this fee is not applicable to the Internship class. The Internship class is one of several courses that do not use an Online Course Resource.

I am not enrolled in any online classes; will I still be charged the $75 Online Course Resource fee?

You will only be charged an Online Course Resource fee for online courses that have an Online Course Resource.

If I decide to drop a course within the add/drop period will I be charged the $75 Online Course Resource fee?

No, you will not be charged the Online Course Resource fee provided you drop the course within the add/drop period.

If I decide to register for a course that I had been enrolled in a previous quarter, will I be charged the $75 Online Course Resource fee?

Yes, you will be charged the Online Course Resource fee. This platform is required to be able to participate with class assignments.

One of my online courses is using more than one resource, will I be charged for each resource?

No, you will only be charged one $75 Online Course Resource fee for that course.

Will I be charged an Online Course Resource fee if my online class does not have an Online Course Resource?

No, you will not be charged the Online Course Resource fee for those online classes that are not using Online Course Resources. However, you MAY be required to purchase software for specific courses offered in your program.

How long will I have access to the Online Course Resource?

You will have access to online course resources for up to 2 years.

So what if I have access to online course resource from a course I enrolled in last quarter, but did not earn a passing grade; am I still going to be charged the $75 online course resource fee if I retake the course?

Yes. You are being charged for access to interactive online course resources in a current quarter facilitated by online faculty and enrolled students. Even though some platform content may be static, you will have access to content and information that is new and current. If you retake a course, you will have access to their original materials and notes and will also have access to new, interactive online course resources offered in the new enrolled course.

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