Online Learning

If you are a student who traditionally takes in person courses but are taking classes remotely during the Spring Quarter due to University operations under COVID-19, please visit this page for information. If you typically take classes online/are completing your degree online, or are interested in doing so in future quarters, this page is for you. However, please note the following measures are being taken at CDM until further notice in order to reduce the spread of the virus:

  • Effective Monday, March 30, the College is ceasing face-to-face instruction for the remainder of the spring quarter. All campus buildings are closed until further notice.
  • Exam proctoring is now planned through D2L with a software application called Respondus.

Online classes are an excellent option for students who want a flexible schedule or do not live in the Chicagoland area. Course materials can be accessed through the Web 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The College of Computing and Digital Media's (CDM) online students complete the same weekly assignments and projects as on-campus students.

Benefits of our Online Offerings

  • Extraordinary faculty: classes are taught by the same faculty who teach on campus.
  • Flexible access: students have online access to the program’s lectures: everything in the classroom from audio and video to whiteboard notes and the professor’s supplemental materials.
  • Same high quality experience: CDM does not differentiate between an online and on-campus student.

Graduate students apply to a degree program and can complete the degree by enrolling in only online classes or can choose to blend online and on-campus classes.

Undergraduate transfer students can apply to our BS in Computer Science or BS in Information Technology programs to complete their degree online.

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Top Ranked Faculty

We have extraordinary faculty from all over the world. Our faculty bring to the classroom a unique blend of academic excellence and industry perspective.

Viewing Lectures

Lectures can be streamed or downloaded for offline viewing. CDM's Course Online System (COL) records lectures and posts them online within two hours of the class session.

Exam Proctoring

Exams taken in online courses are monitored by a proctor. Having exams proctored ensures the integrity of our programs is upheld.

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Our Online Programs

The following programs can be completed in person or online.