How It Works

ODU Distance Learning can be a wonderful alternative for students without time or options to get to main campus.

Registering for Courses in Fall 2014 or later

We offer coursework on a semester basis. As a result, we do not have an open registration year-round. Admitted ODU students register for courses twice a year: beginning in April for summer and fall courses, and in late November for Spring courses.

Please check the ODU Academic Calendar for important dates and deadlines relating to course registration, add/drop/withdraw, tuition, exams, and holidays.

In the Fall of 2014, ODU's satellite broadcast system will be replaced with a new web-based technology. ODU students will be able to access certain live courses from anywhere they have a high-speed internet connection and a personal computer/device equipped with a camera and microphone. If you don’t have what you need, you can still take classes on campus, at a higher education center, or at your local ODU site location. High definition archives of classes will be available within Blackboard and on the DL website.

Changes to Course Delivery Method

Due to the changes in delivery technologies beginning Fall 2014, the Course Delivery Methods listed in ODU's class search are also changing:

Course Delivery Method

Definition

Web Delivered Applies to the majority of courses offered via distance technologies. They may be offered asynchronously (with no or limited same-time activity required) or synchronously (course meetings occur at a regularly designated day and time).
Two-way Applies to live (synchronous) course sections at on-site extended campus locations delivered by 2-way technology.
Instructor On Site Applies to course sections at the origination locations (the location where the instructor is physically located for live classes delivered online).
Hybrid No longer in use as of Fall 2014
Televised Satellite No longer in use as of Fall 2014 - replaced by Web Delivered
Videostream No longer in use as of Fall 2014 - replaced by Web Delivered


Look Up Courses to Add

The steps below were written for someone logged into LEO Online. Logging in gives you access to a streamlined view of courses. (You can still access course information without logging in, but the view is slightly different.)

  1. Log in to LEO Online using your MIDAS ID and password. 
  2. Once you are in LEO Online, go to the tab that says "Admissions, Registration, Student Records, and Graduation Information.”
  3. Click "Registration."
  4. Click “Look-Up classes to Add” (near the bottom of the list).
  5. Choose Fall 2014 as the Term and click Submit.
  6. Select the Subject of the courses you want to find and click the Course Search button.
  7. The next page will display all Fall 2014 courses offered in that subject area (including main campus and at a distance). Click the "View Sections" button by the course you want to view all available sections.
  8. The Location column to the right of the sections will help you determine how the class will be offered. Here's what the Location codes mean:

When the Location displays...

...then this course is:

For this course, you will:

To register, you must be:

An on-campus building name with a room number A live face-to-face campus class Attend a live class by going to main campus In Hampton Roads
Gornto with a room number Taught live in Gornto and delivered via the web to other locations Attend a live class by going to the Gornto Center on main campus In Hampton Roads
VBCTR or PNCTR or TCCTR Delivered live to one of the Higher Education Centers (HECs) in Hampton Roads Attend a live class by going to one of the Higher Education Center in Hampton Roads In Hampton Roads
WC2 (will have a meeting day and time but no room) Live (synchronous), delivered through web-conferencing (WebEx) Participate in a live, synchronous class from a location such as home, office, or library, with high speed internet connection and a computer/device with a webcam and a mic In Hampton Roads
WC5 (will have a meeting day and time but no room) Live (synchronous), delivered through web-conferencing  (WebEx) Participate in a live, synchronous class from a location such as home, office, or library, with high speed internet connection and a computer/device with a webcam and a mic In Virginia (outside Hampton Roads)
WC7 (will have a meeting day and time but no room) Live (synchronous), delivered through web-conferencing  (WebEx) Participate in a live, synchronous class from a location such as home, office, or library, with high speed internet connection and a computer/device with a webcam and a mic Outside the state of Virginia
WEB2 WITH a meeting day and time but no room Live (synchronous), delivered through Adobe Connect Participate in a live, synchronous class from a location such as home, office, or library, with high speed internet connection and a computer/device with a webcam and a mic In Hampton Roads
WEB5 WITH a meeting day and time but no room Live (synchronous), delivered through Adobe Connect Participate in a live, synchronous class from a location such as home, office, or library, with high speed internet connection and a computer/device with a webcam and a mic In Virginia (outside Hampton Roads)
WEB7 WITH a meeting day and time but no room Live (synchronous), delivered through Adobe Connect Participate in a live, synchronous class from a location such as home, office, or library, with high speed internet connection and a computer/device with a webcam and a mic Outside the state of Virginia
WEB2 - no meeting day, time or room Asynchronous (no or few scheduled meeting times) Complete a web-delivered course with no or few specified meeting times. You complete coursework at your own pace according to a semester schedule. In Hampton Roads
WEB5 - no meeting day, time or room Asynchronous (no or few scheduled meeting times) Complete a web-delivered course with no or few specified meeting times. You complete coursework at your own pace according to a semester schedule. In Virginia (outside Hampton Roads)
WEB7 - no meeting day, time or room Asynchronous (no or few scheduled meeting times) Complete a web-delivered course with no or few specified meeting times. You complete coursework at your own pace according to a semester schedule. Outside the state of Virginia
DSC2 (will have a meeting day and time but no room) Live (synchronous), delivered through 2-way software (Cisco Jabber) Participate in a live, synchronous class from a location such as home, office, or library, with high speed internet connection and a computer/device with a webcam and a mic In Hampton Roads
DSC5 (will have a meeting day and time but no room) Live (synchronous), delivered through 2-way software (Cisco Jabber) Participate in a live, synchronous class from a location such as home, office, or library, with high speed internet connection and a computer/device with a webcam and a mic In Virginia (outside Hampton Roads)
DSC7 (will have a meeting day and time but no room) Live (synchronous), delivered through 2-way software (Cisco Jabber) Participate in a live, synchronous class from a location such as home, office, or library, with high speed internet connection and a computer/device with a webcam and a mic Outside the state of Virginia

 

Have questions?

Please contact your academic advisor, or contact the Office of Distance Learning at distancelearning@odu.edu.

Need to register for Summer 2014? Please check this page for old Location codes.