Online Studies

Goal of the Online Studies Department

To provide our students with collaborative, interactive educational online experiences with multiple means of engagement and assessments for student success.

About our Online Programs

 

The online studies department supports online learning options in associate's, bachelor's, and master's programs. Students may complete some degrees totally online, synchronously 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 more convenient for students. The online studies department staff collaborates with the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) to deliver professional development to faculty enabling them 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 courses use the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS). The Canvas LMS is used for the delivery of all courses and services. Students also have access to the Canvas Mobile application for IOS and Android, enabling them to access much of the Canvas content from mobile devices.

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

Online, synchronous and on ground students have an opportunity to participate in an online orientation course prior to starting their first online course.

Online Studies System Requirements

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

  1. Operating Systems: Windows 10, MAC OS 10. 15+, IOS, Android, Windows Mobile, Chrome OS.

  2. Browsers (Any of following): Firefox 57+ Chrome 63+ and Safari 12+. Must have Java 7 and JavaScript & Cookies must be enabled.

  3. Additional Items: Goodwin moved to a single sign-in portal, which gives access to Email, Canvas, Sonis, Conclusive, Starfish and IOTA. 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 Degree programs offered 100% online:

  • Education

  • Nursing

  • Organizational Leadership

  • Public Health

Bachelor degree programs offered 100% online:

  • Business Administration

  • Health Science 

  • Professional Studies

  • Public Health

  • RN-BSN

Associate degree programs offered 100% online:

  • General Studies

  • Health Science