Online Education

Student Resources and Support

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What to Expect as an Online Student

  • Your course content may be delivered by online lectures, videos, discussion boards, web conferencing, and more.
  • You can interact with your professors and submit assignments through Pilot, our learning management system.
  • After completing your degree, you can take part in our winter or spring Commencement and meet your instructors and fellow online students.
  • You can communicate with your instructors through the campus email system.
  • As with any student, you will need to manage your time wisely and meet assignment deadlines.
  • Many of your professors will have professional contacts that may prove important to your future. In any case, they will be among their field’s leaders in scholarship and research.

Technology Requirements and Resources

Technical Support

Technical assistance with online courses is available through the CaTS Help Desk. Assistance with your CAMPUS account and any of the services it can access, including WINGS, and the university portal is available at

Phone: 937-775-4827, or toll free 888-775-4827

For Help Desk hours and further contact information visit the CaTS website.

Browser Requirements

To access Wright State's online courses, you'll need a computer with an internet connection and a recent version of one of these web browsers:

  • Chrome for Mac or Windows
  • Firefox for Mac or Windows
  • Internet Explorer for Windows
  • Safari for Mac

Other browsers may work, but are not supported by CaTS. Some online classes may have additional software requirements.

Computer Requirements

Most computers made in the past three years would meet the technical requirements for online courses. Recommended hardware is 4GB of RAM. You may get by with less RAM, though, if you are running an older operating system, such as Windows XP.

For information on computing at Wright State University visit the CaTS website.

Advising and Getting Started

Academic advisors will assist with exploring majors, explain degree requirements and planning, and direct you to university resources. If you cannot come to campus for an advising appointment, you can schedule a phone advising appointment or email your advisor.

Our academic advising page is a great place to get started.

Academic Support

University Libraries

All distance learners currently enrolled in a course at Wright State University are entitled to use the University Libraries' resources and services, including:

  • Remote access to databases and other electronic resources of Wright State and OhioLINK.
  • Borrowing privileges from any OhioLINK Institution.
  • Reference and research assistance.
  • Access to books and articles.
  • Online instruction.

Office of Disability Services

The Office of Disability Services offers a variety of services to students diagnosed with physical, learning and psychological disabilities. These services include

  • Alternate format books (CDs, Braille and WAV files).
  • C-printers.
  • Sign language interpreters.
  • Testing accommodations.

Information concerning the materials necessary to apply for services is listed on the Office of Disability Services website. Once a student has submitted documentation a pre-service interview appointment should be scheduled. For a distance learning student, a phone interview may be arranged.

Careers and Success

Career Services helps students and alumni develop career and life-planning skills, acquire experience, master job search strategies, and seek rewarding employment.