Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I sign up for a class?

Online classes are offered in the graduate school as well as undergraduate.  Visit the website of the interested area to find out information about admissions if you are not a current student.  The course offerings page provides links to Graduate Business, Graduate Counseling and Undergraduate.  Click the Course Offerings link for more information.

How do I find the listing for textbooks I need for my online class?

Having your textbooks in time for the the start of class is very important.  If you don't have them you will get behind on assignments and possibly lose points.  Click the textbooks link to find the books you need.  Textbooks

What are the computer requirements for online courses?

Please review the Technical Requirements information.  Computer hardware, software and internet access are the primary means of participating in your online course, thus adhering to the standards in this list is essential.

What if I have technical problems?

You can contact the JBU Help Desk for assistance.  479-524-7256 or email

How much time will I spend on coursework each week?

Expect to spend 10-15 hours per week per course.

How will I receive and turn in assignments?

All of your coursework will be found in our Learning Management System, Blackboard.  Instructors will have a schedule of readings, viewings and assignments with due dates.  You will submit all assignment through the Blackboard submission points your instructor sets up.  You will also receive feedback and grades for your assignment through Blackboard.

Are online courses self paced?

No they are not.  Instructors will set up specific due dates for assignments, quizzes, discussion board posts, etc.  A schedule of due dates will be posted in each course.  You should review that schedule at the beginning of the course, noting when items are due.

Where do I learn how to use Blackboard?

All new students have access to a Blackboard tutorial module. 

Can I access Blackboard on my mobile device?

The Blackboard mobile app is available for various devices.  See this page for specifics:  Mobile Devices

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