Registration and Access
You can register for this course by following these simple instructions. (Note: This course starts September 14, 2015.)
Step 1: Ensure that your computer is ready to take the course
To maximize the use of the course, you will need to download Mozilla Firefox, Adobe Reader, and Adobe Flash Player (8.0 or higher) if you do not already have them on your computer. This software is free but will require you to have administrative rights on your computer.
You will also need to disable your pop-up blocker and make sure your audio is working on your computer.
To test if your computer is ready, see Is My Computer Ready to Take the Course?
Step 2: Register
You will register through the College of Continuing Education online registration system. This system is only compatible with Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer web browsers and does use pop-ups.
Follow the instructions and provide the required information. This registration system will:
- Guide you to create a new guest account to use for this course. If you have a University of Minnesota X500 Internet ID/password, you will be able to skip this step.)
- Collect basic information about you, needed by the course instructor.
- Collect your registration fee of $250. (Required as a credit card payment.)
- Give you the link to access the online course after the above steps have been completed. (See below for follow-up steps.)
Step 3: Access the course
After you register, you will receive an email confirmation. Before the start of the course, you will receive a link and log-in information to access the online course. The course will not start until September 14, 2015 and you may not gain access to the course site until that date. You will receive subsequent course links at the start of each new course module.
You can access the online course at any time between September 14, 2015 and April 5, 2016. A new module will be presented every two-three weeks for most of the course. (A holiday break will take place December 28 through January 10.) Participants are expected to spend five-six hours per each of the ten modules. The final project will be completed during April, the last month of the course.
Remember, use Mozilla Firefox with the course to maximize course functionality. Once in the course, set your pop-up blocker to allow related course pages so that you can access all course content.
You may wish to save the direct course link in your Internet browser favorites.