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Fall 2014 Semester

Welcome to Temple's Distance Learning Program. We would like to invite you to click here to view our course listings. Please note that some online courses have different start dates. Registration instructions are provided at the end of this page. We encourage you to read the information below and attend one of our virtual demo sessions, if this is your first time taking an online/hybrid/ videoconferencing course @ Temple. Wishing you a great semester!

Dominique Kliger, Ph.D.
Asst. Vice Provost and
Distance Learning and Summer Programs Director

Getting started with your online course

Online demo sessions for new students to experience the WEBEX virtual meeting space will be conducted on the following days:
Wednesday, August 13th and Thursday, August 14th from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 19th and Thursday, August 21st from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

To join a demo session, please click here at the times listed above.

If you are enrolled in an online course and do not see the Distance Learning Community when you enter Blackboard, please contact us at online@temple.edu and share the Title of your online course and its Course Reference Number (CRN).

Easily locate:
1. Instructions to get started with you online course
2. Additional information is available in the Blackboard Distance Learning Program Community. If for some reason you do not have access to it, please contact us at (215) 204-2712 or via e-mail: online@temple.edu
3. View this brief video tutorial about entering a Wimba Classroom

We invite all students that are new to the WEBEX virtual meeting platform to attend one of our demo sessions prior to their first online class virtual meeting with their instructors. Please be advised that if your online course has virtual meetings, you will be expected to have the following:

1. Up-to-Date computer (MAc or PC)
2. Fast Internet Connectivity
3. Computer Camera (for video transmissions)
4. Headset with Mic (for audio interactions)
Please be aware that if you only use a built in camera mic, or desktop mic, this will cause audio feedback during your virtual interaction with your online faculty and classmates.


Important Information:

Please make sure to access your @temple.edu e-mail messages because this is the only e-mail address that your professors have to contact you. All students enrolled in online, blended, or videoconferencing courses are enrolled in the Distance Learning Program Blackboard Community which contains useful information about Temple University's online resources. As the end of the semester is approaching, we remind all students to submit their final course

papers by using the Blackboard Digital Drop Box or via TUMAIL.

Please be advised that all students are required to comply
with Temple University's Computer and Network Security Policy (pdf file), which 
is also available for review at the following web site:
Temple's code of conduct can be read at the following web site:
Please also visit the Student Affairs' website to read about what is happening 
at Temple and about services available to you.
Registration Instructions

Temple Students

If you are a matriculated Temple student, you may register through Owlnet just like you would any other course or through an academic advisor.


Non-Matriculated and Visiting Students

Non-Temple students may register through the Office of Continuing Studies located on 1810 Liacouras Walk, Rm 101, Philadelphia, PA, 19121. For more information please call (215) 204-2500 | (215) 204-2516 (fax) or email conted@temple.edu.

Newly Matriculated Online Graduate Students:
If you have not yet received your AccessNet Id, go to the following web site:

 There's a link toward the bottom of the page for him to use:  "Are you a newly accepted Graduate Student? Click here to look up your Accessnet username and password and TUid."




Office of Distance and Summer Programs
671 Ritter Annex, 1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave, Philadelphia, PA, 19122
Phone: 215-204-2712 | Fax: 215-204-2666 | Email: online@temple.edu