Frequently Asked Questions

What does an average class schedule look like?

TMU Online classes run in two 8-week terms (A and B) each fall and spring semester, with a few exceptions for language and high school dual enrollment courses, plus an 8-week summer term. Most students take two courses each term, but you may choose to take more or less to suit your needs. Your financial aid will depend on the number of courses you take during a given term.

How much time can I expect to spend a week on classes?

Most classes are 3-hour credit classes, but taught in 8-weeks instead of a full semester, so you can expect to spend 3-6 hours per week in each of your courses. Assignments are typically due by midnight on Sunday night, so in most cases you can work at your own pace throughout each week, beginning on Monday.

What kind of technology will I use?

You will need reliable, high-speed internet access for your online classes. We recommend Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome as your browser, as Internet Explorer is no longer support by our online classroom platform. Some classes may ask you to record a video or audio of yourself for an assignment. You will have access to Office software through your TMU email account. All online classes are both Mac and PC friendly.

How do I register for classes?

Upon admittance, the registrar’s office will be in contact with you via phone or email to set up the schedule for your first term. After that, you will register yourself for classes via an online system.

How do I order textbooks?

Textbooks for all of your courses can be ordered at

How do I navigate the online classroom platform?

Brightspace by D2L is the learning management system that we use for our online classroom platform.  When you are enrolled, you will have access to a course called Student Resource Center which will post available training sessions and provide links to Brightspace tutorial videos, along with other useful resources for TMU students.

How do I get help if I need it?

  • For academic questions regarding classes and registration, contact your advisor (assigned during your first term) or the Registrar’s Office at
  • For questions or problems with your email, contact the IT Department at
  • For questions or problems with the online classroom, contact Online Support at
  • For specific questions regarding your course or assignments, contact the professor- their email will be posted in the online classroom and they should respond within 48 hours.