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IU Online Test Drive



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Course Introduction

If you are considering IU Online to further your education and jump-start your career, this test drive allows you to explore everything that IU Online has to offer. You can experience what it’s like to be an IU Online student and see what real IU Online courses look like.

Whether you’re new to online education or simply new to IU, you probably have a lot of questions about the IU Online experience. This test drive gives you a taste of online learning and answers many of your questions. In it, you discover who's taking online courses and explore the types of learning activities you can expect, the services you’ll enjoy, the technology and tools that will be available to you, and much more. You can also preview real IU Online courses and gain first-hand experience with the different learning activities you’ll complete online.

Learning Outcomes

By exploring this course, you will be able to:

  • See examples of IU Online courses
  • Identify how online coursework is assigned and assessed
  • Utilize different online modalities for interacting with your peers and instructor

Course Previews Include

  • Biology: Principles of Ornithology
  • Business: Principles of Business Administration
  • Business: The Computer in Business
  • Communications: New Media
  • Criminal Justice: Corrections
  • Education: Instruction in Context of Curriculum
  • Education: Technology-Infused Curriculum
  • English: Women and Literature
  • Health and Life Sciences: Oral Pathology, Physiology, & Anatomy
  • History: Western Civilization I
  • Mathematics: Topics in Analysis
  • Political Science: Political Thinking and Research Skills Literacy
  • Public Health: Zombie Apocalypse and Other Doomsday Infections
  • Social Work: Generalist Theory & Practice
  • Spanish: Hispanic Sociolinguistics

Meet the Course Creators

This course was created through a collaboration between eLearning Design & Services and the IU Office of Online Education.

Questions? Contact us at or 844-948-4863.


Length: 1 hour


Office of Online Education


Credit: None


Audience: New and prospective online students

How to Access

  1. If you do not already have an IU Guest Account, you must create one. You’ll find more information about creating an IU Guest Account here.
  2. After obtaining access to an IU Guest Account, come back to this page and click Login to enroll.

Sign up for this course today!