IIT Online

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IIT Online is the bridge between academics and technology to deliver 21st century learning to Illinois Institute of Technology students. IIT Online supports departments in the design and delivery of online courses and programs. For specific online course or program details, the best source of information will always be the department offering the particular course or program.

The mission of IIT Online is to support faculty using educational technology in online, blended, or face-to-face instruction. This includes support for the university’s learning management system (LMS), Blackboard, production services for lecture capture and video production, and student services for exam coordination.

Prospective students who wish to take courses or programs online must first be admitted to a degree, certificate, or professional development program. Students in online courses or programs are Illinois Institute of Technology students and are subject to the same policies and procedures as on-campus students in face-to-face courses.

Most online programs and courses are at the graduate level. Courses follow the same 16-week semester as the university academic calendar. Courses typically have the same faculty and follow the same syllabus. As such, course structure and delivery vary depending on the instructor. In most cases, online course content is created using recorded lectures of the corresponding face-to-face course, which are posted in Blackboard typically within a few hours of the face-to-face-session. Online and face-to-face course sections may share a Blackboard course shell, yet the sections are distinct: students enrolled in online sections are not counted when considering room assignments for courses or exams. If a course holds exams, exams follow the same university exam schedule. Exams are coordinated through IIT Online. Proctored exams are typically administered at local testing centers or online. Students are responsible for any additional third party fees associated with taking exams which may vary widely depending on the provider selected.