If you take one of Kirkwood's online courses, you can complete the work anytime, from anywhere. It's up to you! There are strict timelines students need to meet, but you don't have to do the work at a certain time of day, like you would find in face-to-face classes.
Online courses often are delivered with the help of a program called Talon. Talon allows instructors to build interactive activities online. Many instructors require discussion board participation, quizzes, assignments and exams. A list of the courses we offer is available. Not all classes listed are offered every semester. You may register for these courses just as you do for any Kirkwood course.
The flexibility of online asynchronous courses affords students variable starting dates throughout the term. Later start dates translates to shorter format, more time intensive courses. Pay close attention to start and end dates for the course when you register. An 8 week course may finish faster, but the time needed each day to complete assignments will be longer.
Support is available to online students. Talon Technical support is available 24/7 at 1-877-478-7074. If you have questions about course materials, please contact your instructor.
Students receive course information by e-mail. It is very important that you regularly access your Kirkwood student email.