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  • MSU's online courses take place via an internet connection to the Blackboard learning management system.
  • No physical attendance may be required, however, students may be offered optional meetings and proctored exams.
In most cases, students have access to their online courses on the first day of the semester. Some professors may prefer to make their content available prior to the first day of class.
  • Students taking online courses are NOT required to attend any on-campus meetings. Professors may offer optional meetings, but students are NOT penalized for non-attendance.
  • Proctored exams may be required, but students may schedule to take the exams at an approved, off-campus location.
When a student has an academic dispute with a faculty member over a grade, there are procedures that exist to resolve the complaint in the most satisfactory way for both the student and faculty member. For more information, visit Grade Appeal Process.