Online FAQ

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The University does not differentiate admission, graduation, and program requirements between online programs and residential programs. The admission process for an online program is the same as for a residential program. Please visit our Admissions page for further information.

In an online environment, students work independently, completing Internet-based reading assignments and communicating with instructors and other students by email and discussion boards. The courses are delivered through asynchronous classroom hours and virtual faculty office hours. Synchronous review sessions and chats may also be scheduled to facilitate learning. Weekly homework assignments are submitted online and students are required to complete quizzes, examinations, and other assignments using the distance learning platform.

The online program is equivalent in all ways to the residential program. The same academic rigor, that is applied to the residential program, is applied to the online program. The diploma that you will receive after completion of the degree will not indicate that you took an online program. It will be the same diploma that is given to all graduates.

Yes. All new students are required to take the Distance Learning Orientation when they enroll for the first online course. The orientation is provided to the students at no cost.

See the Online Computer Requirements section for a list of computer requirements. Nearly all contemporary computers meet these requirements.

You are required to login to class when the new quarter begins on Monday, and begin working as soon as possible. This means that you should have already gotten your textbook so that you do not fall behind! You will NOT be able to login to Moodle before the start of the quarter.

Moodle is a Learning Management System (LMS) where students can download resource materials and interact with activities established by their course instructors. Stratford University uses Moodle to teach online classes and to support the teaching and learning in hybrid classes. All activities for online classes take place in Moodle. You don’t have to come to campus for the online class. On the other hand, you must come to campus to take the face-to-face component of hybrid classes.

You use the following link to access Moodle: http://online.stratford.edu

All students registered for classes at Stratford University require a Moodle account. Online students use it to access their courses and do many activities. Even if you are not taking online courses, you still need the username and password to access the supplemental materials and threaded discussions set up by your instructor.

Yes. Username and password are case-sensitive, meaning that each letter must be typed using the correct upper-case or lower case letters as applicable.

Stratford University IT Helpdesk will send you your account upon registration. The account will be sent to the personal email that you provided on your application or updated in your self-service portal. Please make sure that the email is correct and valid. Sometimes, the email sent by the IT helpdesk may go to your spam. That means, you have to check your junk mail folder if you don’t find the email in your inbox. Contact the helpdesk (servicedesk@stratford.edu) if you have any issues with your account.

After you receive your user account you must make sure to login to Moodle (http://online.stratford.edu). It is essential that you login to ensure your account is working properly and the courses you have registered for are listed on your Moodle site.

Stratford University IT Helpdesk will send you your account upon registration. The account will be sent to the personal email that you provided on your application or updated in your self-service portal. Please make sure that the email is correct and valid. Sometimes, the email sent by the IT helpdesk may go to your spam. That means, you have to check your junk mail folder if you don’t find the email in your inbox. Contact the helpdesk (servicedesk@stratford.edu) if you have any issues with your account.

Yes. One single account is created for each student to access all your courses. You can continue using the same username and password in each quarter.

If you are having issues with Moodle, you can contact our Helpdesk at:

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