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Technical Requirements for Online Courses

To take online courses with Indiana University High School, you'll need

• a modern PC or Macintosh computer with Internet access

• email

• an up-to-date Web browser (Mozilla Firefox is required)

• the Microsoft Office Suite

• plug-ins such as Shockwave, Flash Player, or Quicktime (in courses with multimedia learning exercises)

Registration

Registering for an Indiana University High School course is easy!

Courses

How Courses Work

IUHS course formats

You get six months from your registration date to complete your course.  Please do not register for a course until you are ready to begin! All courses will be in the new IU Canvas course platform in 2016. 

Cooperative Courses  (semester based)

  • You get six months from your registration date to complete your course.  Please do not register for a course until you are ready to begin!
  • Intended to simulate a traditional classroom. Working alongside other IUHS students, you’ll have the opportunity to interact with your peers and your instructor in a direct, responsive, stimulating environment. 
  • Designed to be completed in 15 weeks. These courses are excellent for students who benefit from increased structure in the online environment.
  • Carefully paced to encourage on-time course completion. Typically, there will be weekly or biweekly assignment deadlines, allowing you time to complete the work during any point of the week without falling behind.
  • Constructed to be flexible. There is no requirement to log in at certain times, allowing you to work on assignments each week when most convenient for you.
  • Open to enroll only at certain times; courses begin within set time periods (usually the first week of a month) so that every student is part of a group or cohort. 
  • Cooperative Tutorial: https://iu.instructure.com/courses/1536998

Independent Study Courses

  • You get six months from your registration date to complete your course.  Please do not register for a course until you are ready to begin!
  • Designed for students to work independently; there is no student-to-student interaction. 
  • Organized around Lessons, each typically featuring readings, a written content summary, and an assignment. Teachers give feedback after each assignment and exam and may be reached by email or phone if needed.
  • Intended to be completed in four to five months. Recommended pacing may be provided, but students have more flexibility to turn in assignments on their preferred schedule. Minimum course completion time is six weeks.
  • Open to enroll at any time; you can begin your course as soon as you enroll.
  • Independent Tutorial: https://iu.instructure.com/courses/1536865

  • Demo Independent course: https://iu.instructure.com/courses/1536662

Cooperative Courses  (with flexible start dates)

  • You get six months from your registration date to complete your course.  Please do not register for a course until you are ready to begin!
  • Intended to simulate a traditional classroom. Working alongside other IUHS students, you’ll have the opportunity to interact with your peers and your instructor in a direct, responsive, stimulating environment. 
  • These courses are excellent for students who benefit from increased structure in the online environment.
  • Constructed to be flexible. There is no requirement to log in at certain times, allowing you to work on assignments each week when most convenient for you.
  • Open to enroll at any time; new students are always coming in so students may work at their own pace and complete the course in as litttle as six weeks or take the full six month maximum limit. 

Note: All IUHS exams must be proctored.


Information about all IUHS Online Courses

As an Indiana University High School student, you take courses in an online format. You register, purchase required textbooks, complete and submit lessons, and take supervised exams.

You have direct contact with your instructors by email, phone, or fax; and you are heartily invited to contact your instructor with questions or requests for help and guidance.

  • Register online.
  • Purchase your textbooks online or in person from the Indiana University Bookstore or from an independent retailer.
  • After your registration has been processed, access your course guide (including lessons, activities, and assignments) online; receive borrowed materials (if applicable) by postal mail. 
  • Complete your lessons online, and upload them to our server.
  • Take required exams under the supervision of an approved exam proctor.