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About Self-Directed Courses


Self-Directed (SD) online courses provide an opportunity for students to learn independently. Like our e-Pack® courses, students have the freedom to move through these course independently at a pace they control. Students are given all of the tools needed to complete the course without supervision. Therefore, Self-Directed courses foster a self-reliant learning experience where students work through the content provided in the course completely autonomously. Self-Directed courses are structured on a 12-week format  and delivered entirely online. Students earn credit in Self-Directed courses by completing each of the modules in the course.

Registration for Self-Directed Courses

Students register for a Self-Directed course via Online Student Services. Use the SD suffix to indicate that you are registering for a Self-Directed Course. Currently, the University offers one Self-Directed course, TES-100 Cornerstone: Lifelong Learning Strategies. Your course will be offered in the University's Moodle Learning Management System accessed via the myEdison® student portal. Please refer to our myEdison/Course Access page for login information and  instructions. Please note that your course(s) will appear in the myEdison® portal on the Friday before the term starts. Until then, your courses will not be visible but you can confirm your upcoming schedule in Online Student Services under “Academic Profile”.

When you register for courses, remember to provide the University with an accurate, preferred email address so that you may receive this important information in time to begin your course work. It is recommended that you verify your student records online at Online Student Services before your course begins. At your first log in, you will obtain your log on ID and password by selecting “I’m new to Online Student Services” and following the prompts. A temporary password will be generated and emailed to you. After initial log in, you will be required to change your password. For most students, your log on ID will be your first name, followed by a period, then your last name (example: frank.smith). Students who have the same first and last names will be assigned a number to provide them with unique log on IDs (example: frank.smith2).

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