Information for Students

About Distance Education

TWU offers various degrees, programs, and courses online through Distance Education (DE). Distance Education allows students to take courses through the Internet without coming to campus. Online courses are delivered through Canvas. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet to participate in online courses.

TWU provides support for online students, whether you need help with technical issues, tutoring or other needs. Distance Education courses cost exactly the same as face-to-face courses. Bills may vary from semester to semester and from other students depending on residency status and academic level.

To get an idea of how online or hybrid courses work at TWU, we encourage you to go through the Guide to Online Learning.

Visit the Student Guide to Online Learning

Access Your Course in Canvas

To access your course(s) in Canvas from the TWU Homepage, click on Students (located in the top left corner), then click on My Courses. Once you are on the My Courses page, select the Log into Canvas button. You will need to enter your TWU username and password.

Canvas Help

Canvas student overviews, online help resources documents and videos and step-by-step instructions are available on the Guide to Online Learning website under the Canvas navigation tab.

Course Availability

Instructors must publish the course in Canvas before you can access the content. Most do this on the first day of classes or a few days before. If you cannot access your online course on the first day of classes, contact your instructor.

Chat with Us Online

This chat service is for any online learning related questions. If you have questions about another topic or area, please contact that department directly. We can provide you with contact information if needed. Chat is available to students Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Page last updated 3:04 PM, April 15, 2021