Online Studies

Goal of the Online Studies Department

To provide our online students with interactive educational online experiences that are engaging and stimulating for strong learning.

About our Online Programs

The online studies department supports online learning options in associate's, bachelor's, and master's programs. Students may complete degrees totally online or with hybrid classes that combine online and on-campus instruction. Online courses offer a similar level of interactivity and engagement received in a traditional classroom setting, but at a setting more convenient for students. The online studies department staff collaborate with the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) to deliver professional development enabling faculty to work effectively in online environments.

The online studies program maximizes student access to courses through the use of a web-based delivery system. Students enrolling in online studies programs use the learning management system (LMS), Blackboard Learn Saas, for delivery of all courses and services. Students also have access to the Blackboard Mobile Learn application for IOS and Android enabling them to access much of the Blackboard Learn content from mobile devices. 

For Blackboard support, you can connect to Bbsupport@goodwin.edu or call 860-913-2152.

Online Studies System Requirements

Students enrolling in online studies programs use Blackboard for delivery of all courses and services. Online students should complete an extensive online orientation course prior to starting their first online course.

System Requirements

In order for students to successfully access Blackboard from their home computers, they should have access to Microsoft Office 2010 or higher and will need the following:

  1. Operating Systems: Windows 7,8,10, MAC OS 10.8, 10.9, 10.10, IOS, Android, Windows Mobile, Chrome OS
  2. Browsers (Any of following): Firefox 31, 32, Chrome 37, and Safari 6, 7, and 8. Must have Java 7 and JavaScript & Cookies must be enabled.
  3. Media plugins: Free Adobe Flash, Acrobat Reader.
  4. Additional Items: Goodwin will be moving to a single sign-in portal, which will give access to Email, Blackboard, Sonis and Financial Aid (Netpartner). Students will also have access to an Online Student Orientation to be taken if you cannot attend the on-ground version.

Online Programs of Study 

Master's Degree programs offered 100% online:

Nursing

Organizational Leadership

Bachelor's degree programs offered 100% online:

Management and Leadership

RN-BSN