UMOnline degree programs are developed by University of Memphis faculty for University of Memphis students.
Our online courses provide flexibility and portability, so wherever you can make a
high speed internet connection, you can access your class and the many resources available
to you as a student at a major university.
Most UMOnline courses are asynchronous, so that you can "attend" class at any time.
However, some courses may have synchronous components that require you to be online
at a particular day and time, or you may be required to attend an on-campus orientation.
Be sure to read ALL FOOTNOTES when enrolling in online classes so you will know exactly
what is required.
There are unique fees for UMOnline (M50 or U50) classes. Students pay a $100/credit
hour online program fee but do not pay the Program Service fees charged to on-campus students. Out-of-state students enrolled only in online courses qualify for the eRate. Some programs require additional fees which are posted on the Bursar's website. Be sure to consult with your financial aid counselor or scholarship administrator
for payment guidelines.
How do I register for an online course?
You will register for an online course just as you register for any other course.
The section number will be : 41x-49x, M50, U50, or R50, and the instructional mode
will be web.
I registered for an online course. What do I do now?
If you registered for a UMOnline course, please read over the following steps to get
prepared for class.
- Be sure your University of Memphis e-mail account is active well before the semester
starts. If your account is not active, go to the myMemphis portal homepage at and click on the "Initialize Your Account" link or call 901-678-8888
- Purchase your books at the University of Memphis online bookstore. Students are responsible for having their textbooks by their first assignment. Failure
to obtain your book on time is not an acceptable excuse for missed assignments.
- Check your memphis.edu email account at least the week before classes begin. You will likely receive important
emails pertinent to the start of the semester. Click here to read the one normally sent from the Provost's office.
Where do I go to class?
Online courses (other than RODP courses) are delivered through our eCourseware site. We strongly recommend all online students review our course software guides before the start of the semester.
When the semester starts, you may log-in directly to your courses at eCourseware, or log-in via myMemphis and click the eCourseware link on the eCampus Student tab.
Your eCourseware ID is the first part of your university email address. Example: If your email address is firstname.lastname@example.org, your UUID will be jsmith2
Your password is the same as your UofM e-mail or myMemphis account password.
If you have technical difficulties accessing your course (logging in, timing out,
using your course tools) call the Help Desk at 901-678-8888 or go to the Helpdesk to submit a service request.
RODP courses (R50) are delivered via http://elearn.rodp.org. Please go to our RODP information page for steps to access RODP courses.