So how does an online course work?
Missouri State University-West Plains online students participate through outside study (readings, research, assignments, etc.), then use the Internet to share in class discussions with fellow classmates and the instructor. In addition, Missouri State University-West Plains online students can register, order textbooks, do library research and get technical assistance without ever coming to campus.
Completing the Orientation to Online Learning before beginning your online class will make your learning experience more successful. The orientation includes a resource section where you will discover a wealth of material from helping you improve your technical skills to assisting you in doing research via the Internet.