Test Drive Online Learning

Most EKU Online courses are offered in two 8-week terms in the fall and spring semesters and two 6-week terms in the summer. This accelerated schedule allows you to focus on two classes per term and still carry a full-time load over the course of the semester.

EKU uses The Blackboard Learning System, which provides a framework for instructors to organize course material and interact with students through discussion boards, chat rooms and online assignments. You will log in to this system to access your courses. Some professors also produce mini-lectures on video and incorporate instructional videos in their course design. Others rely more on PowerPoint presentations, discussion boards and reading assignments. Most use a combination of strategies and techniques to ensure for a high level of interaction and instructor feedback.

Every course will be presented in Blackboard, which means you will always work within a standardized course layout and navigation system. This will allow you to devote your time to the coursework rather than the technology. Take a virtual tour of Blackboard and explore the resources available.

Click to go to an interactive example of Blackboard.
interactive roll over tour for online degree programs

This page provides example course videos from some of the online degree programs. 

Some Courses Utilize Augmented Reality

Sample a Physical Security course with Professor Ryan Baggett.

Sample Lectures

This is a sample video from Introduction to Homeland Security, which covers principles and practices associated with the emerging discipline of homeland security.


The following video is a sample lesson from the Bachelor's of Science Degree in Corrections & Juvenile Justice Studies degree program.