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Student Resources

Student Resources

Whether completing an entire course online or supplementing a short break in face-to-face courses, Miami Regionals E-Campus provides support to help you succeed. Canvas is a powerful learning management system (LMS) with numerous functions and features to assist you in your academic journey. As a Miami student, you also have access to many digital resources to connect you with your courses.

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Six Easy Steps to Keeping on Track With Your Canvas Courses

Follow these six easy links to set up applications and reminders on your smartphone and computer!

Install the Canvas App
Setup Canvas Notifications
Find all Your Canvas Courses
Use the To-Do List
Access Your Grades
Enroll in Canvas Orientation

What is Online Learning?

At Miami University Regionals, you have choices that allow you to complete your courses in a way that fits within your goals. Most students take a mix of:

  • Online: Courses that are delivered fully-online using the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS). These may be delivered with no scheduled live virtual meetings (ONLA) or with some required virtual live meetings (ONLS).
  • Hybrid: Courses that are delivered with a mix of components, including required on-campus meetings and online course work. The may be delivered with no scheduled live virtual meetings (HYBA) or with some required live virtual meetings (HYBS).
  • Face-to-Face: Courses delivered using traditional on-campus classroom instruction.

Learn more about the types of course delivery and how to determine the mode in which your courses will be offered.

There are many similarities and ways in which learning remotely is different than learning face-to-face. Read more: 13 Differences Between Online and Face-to-Face Courses article.

Technical Requirements

While specific requirements vary from course-to-course, all Miami courses will likely need the following to ensure you have what you need for keeping your courses on track using Canvas.

  • Minimum technical equipment recommendations include:
  • Updated computer/laptop
  • High-speed internet access
  • Auxiliary equipment, such as: webcam and noise-cancelling headphones or external speaker

Online Essentials contains information to successfully participate in online learning at Miami University Regional Campuses. Please read this information carefully especially if this is your first online or hybrid class.

You should also adhere to Canvas’ Basic Technology Requirements.

Additionally, Canvas recommends using these supported web browsers for greatest compatibility.

Canvas Student Orientation - Earn Your Passport

New to Canvas? Earn while you learn with the self-paced 'Keep Learning: Passport to Canvas' course.

A self-paced Canvas Student Orientation course designed by Canvas gurus at Instructure and customized by our E-Campus team to familiarize students with the basic need-to-know tools and features of Canvas in an effort to prepare you remote and online learning.

Enroll in the Canvas Student Orientation

Digital Communication Tools

  • Zoom
    • Zoom is Miami's preferred video conferencing portals used primarily for remote and online learning. All faculty & staff have a zoom account and initiate meetings using their Miami University credentials. 
  • WebEx
    • WebEx is one of Miami's video conferencing portals. All faculty & staff have a WebEx account and can initiate meetings. There is even a WebEx integration in Canvas Conferences.
  • Google Apps
    • All Miamians have a Google account. You can send quick messages with Chat, send emails using Gmail, collaborate and store files using Drive, and schedule or participate in a video conference using Meet.
  • Canvas Messages
    • Connect with your instructors and classmates directly through Canvas messages.
  • Miami Directory
    • Not sure where to find contact information for a faculty or staff member? Search the Miami Directory.

Student Support

Regardless of where you are, we're here to help.

  • Regional Campuses - Technology Issue or Support Request
  • Canvas Student Guide
  • Virtual Student Services
  • Visit to access free ebooks through May 25. VitalSource Helps provides access to tens of thousands of ebooks, but some content may not be available.
  • The TLC provides remote tutoring services and peer mentoring; our writing center has always supported synchronous and asynchronous remote writing support.
  • To access free materials, you must use your student school email address (.edu) to log in or create an account. Before you get started, we encourage you to review this student FAQ.
  • Remote services and resources from the University Libraries are available.
  • The H.O.P.E. line is available 24/7 for students to call for immediate support, crisis intervention, and stabilization from a licensed mental health counselor. 855-249-5649.

Not sure where to start? Contact E-Campus for guidance.


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