Academic Innovation, Strategy and Design Department

Online Degrees

Learning can happen anywhere!

You don’t need to be in a classroom to obtain a quality education. Kirkwood offers complete degrees and certificates, as well as a variety of individual courses, online, or via WebLive. As an online student, you'll enjoy the same curricula, faculty, learning outcomes, tuition, and financial aid as face-to-face classes. Plus, you gain the added benefit of five start dates each year, so you can begin your degree sooner, get ahead, or catch up on a class you need.

Online Degree Programs

Online Certificates

Individual Online Classes

Choose the classes that fit your schedule — check out the full listing of Summer 2024, Fall 2024, Spring 2025, and Summer 2025 classes.


WebLive is an alternative classroom experience. Access your class from home, work, or one of Kirkwood’s county centers using Zoom. You will need a high-speed Internet connection and a computer with a camera and microphone.

Learn More about WebLive


FlexFORWARD is a learning experience based on competency based education. With multiple start times and online learning, FlexFORWARD lets you complete classes anytime and anywhere that works for you.

Learn More about FlexFORWARD

Virtual Advisor

Academic Coaches

An Academic Coach is someone who is there to support your overall success as a student. We are available to work with you one-on-one so you can feel more prepared and confident with reaching your goals.

The ways an Academic Coach can help include:

  • Building on academic skills such as time management, study tips, exam prep, note-taking methods, and strategies to improve your motivation
  • Teaching you how to navigate your courses in talon
  • Helping understand college policies and expectations
  • Working on goal setting and accountability
  • Providing information and connection to any resources or needed support services
  • Listening to any concerns that you may have, then proactively helping to problem solve and find solutions
  • Meeting on a regular basis for progress check-ins and ongoing support throughout the semester as needed

Academic Coaching is available for students taking classes in an online, hybrid, or FlexFORWARD format.

Reach out to one of our Academic Coaches today to begin your path to academic success.

Myranda Hadley
Myranda Hadley
Title: Academic Coach
Phone: 319-398-4822
Katie Strand
Katie Strand
Title: Academic Coach
Phone: 319-398-5549

Faculty Contact Form

Resources for Current Students

Once you are admitted to an online degree program or course, you will be provided with a k-number. Once you have your k-number, you will be able to access MyHub. MyHub is your online access to Kirkwood resources and registration information.

  • Check your grades
  • Register for classes
  • Drop classes
  • Get your class schedule
  • Check your tuition bill
  • Check your financial aid status

If you are an online degree seeking student, you will need to register for a new student orientation through MyHub.

Registering for an online course is the same as Kirkwood’s face-to-face courses, with a few exceptions. Learn how to add classes and get started with Academic Innovation, Strategy and Design Department.

Academic Innovation, Strategy and Design Department  courses will be accessed through Talon. The tools are powerful and easy to use and provide interactive online learning opportunities for students and instructors. You will use the system to access course material, activities, and current grades. Check out the Welcome to Talon course for must-have tips and tricks for using the learning management system.

As you begin your online journey, here are some other important resources you might find helpful.

Textbook Information: Find the books you'll need for success in your classes.

Course Registration Guidelines: Academic Innovation, Strategy and Design Department courses follow all of the same guidelines as Kirkwood’s face-to-face classes, with a few exceptions. Learn more about how to take exams, how to add a class after classes have started, and what to do in case of deregistration or administrative withdrawal.

Winter Session Classes: Take a class online to get ahead or catch up on credits you need at an accelerated six-week pace.

Wireless Internet Access: The Sprint Internet Hotspot Award supports Kirkwood students by providing them with wireless Internet access while they are enrolled in college classes.

Low GPA Restriction: If you had an extenuating circumstance leading to low GPA restriction, you may request an exception to the low GPA restriction.


Academic Innovation, Strategy and Design Department

2196 Linn Hall