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ONline Programs

At A&M-Commerce, your success is our business. We have many higher-education opportunities available to those who, because of work and/or family obligations, find it difficult to access courses that are offered on scheduled days and times. We offer degree programs in a variety of online formats, including hybrid/combination online and face-to-face formats, primarily online formats and 100% online (no face-to-face courses available) formats. If you are looking to earn a degree and need to maintain a flexible schedule, one of our many online degree programs may be a great opportunity for you.

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Online Programs :: Information & Resources

Online Programs Information

Becoming a Lion (Admissions)

If you have never taken a course from A&M-Commerce, you will need to be admitted to the university prior to enrolling in classes.

Out-of-State Students

A&M-Commerce has gained state authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA).

Professional Licensure Disclosure

As a perspective or current student, you need to understand your state licensing board’s requirements during your research about courses, programs, certificates and degrees prior to enrollment.

We may notify you that you are not eligible to register for a A&M-Commerce distance learning degree program or course, depending on the status of your state of residence with regard to NC-SARA.

For more information, review our list of professional licensure disclosures.

Occupational License Disclosure

Please be advised that A&M-Commerce offers many programs that lead to an occupational license as defined under Texas Occupations Code 58.001. Licensing authorities may have guidelines concerning prior criminal convictions that would make an individual ineligible for issuance of a given license. Applicants are encouraged to review all eligibility requirements related to degrees resulting in a license.

Note the following:

  • An individual who has been convicted of an offense may be ineligible for issuance of an occupational license.
  • Licensing authorities must establish and make available guidelines explaining why a particular offense is considered a basis for ineligibility for a particular license and other criterion that may affect the decision to grant or withhold a license. A list of current state licensing authorities related to educational programs offered can be found below.
  • Local or county licensing authorities may establish additional guidelines related to criminal history. Applicants should contact their local or county licensing authority for more information.
  • An individual has the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter regarding their eligibility for license issued under Texas Occupations code 53.102. Questions related to eligibility requirements should be directed to the individual licensing authorities.

Licensing Authorities/Agencies

Texas Education Agency
Texas Board of Nursing
Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners
  • Guidelines
  • Eligibility for those convicted of an offense: The State Board of Social Work Examiners does not provide specific inclusion or exclusion criteria for those seeking to become licensed at this time. It is reviewed on an individual basis according to the guidelines.
Texas State Board of Public Accountancy
Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors
Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists
Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologist
  • Guidelines, including eligibility for those convicted of an offense
Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation

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Online Programs :: What to Expect

What to Expect

What to Expect

In an online course, the student accepts responsibility for learning outcomes. The instructor’s role is that of a facilitator and guide. Rather than face-to-face lectures, the instructor will provide information through online course materials and learning activities that are accessed through the internet. Presentation of course materials will vary according to instructor design. The instructor will provide feedback and evaluation as the student completes weekly class sessions.

An online course uses a computer and the Internet to deliver lessons and for interaction between the instructor and the student and the student to other students. For students who are unable to attend classes on the A&M-Commerce campus because of distance or time conflicts, online classes allow flexibility of time and place while the objectives and content of the courses are the same as those offered in the traditional classroom setting.

There are several important sources of information in addition to the instructor. Books and printed materials, as well as web-based resources, will be important. Another important source will be other students enrolled in the course.

Online learning emphasizes process. That is, online learning involves more than the accumulation and memorization of information. In online courses, high levels of collaboration and interactivity are required to seek, evaluate, and process the almost limitless amount of available and useful information. Online courses present students with opportunities to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary in the 21st century workplace.

Logging Into Your Online Courses

If you have already enrolled in an online course at A&M-Commerce and need help logging in, please follow the steps below or view the tutorial video.

Remember, being registered in an online course does not mean that you will have access to your course immediately. You will not be able to access your online course until the first class day of the term.

  • The first step is to log in to myLEO.
  • Once inside the myLEO Portal, select the APPS link in the navigation bar.
  • Next, select the myLEO Online (D2L Brightspace) button.
  • Locate the nine boxes in a square at the top of the screen. 
    • This is the course selector and is one way to access your courses.
    • Another way is to scroll down past the announcements to the My Courses widget. 
  • Select the course you are wanting to enter.
  • You’re in! Welcome to your course homepage!
  • If you are new to online courses, don’t forget to browse around! 
    • Select Content to see course content. 
    • Get to know your course syllabus, requirements and assignments.

Support

Technical Support (Questions and Problems)

Phone/Email

Technical difficulty with any part of Brightspace

Other Issues

Other support questions may be addressed to the CITE Support Services Call Center, a 24/7 helpdesk that handles computer hardware and software issues.

  • The Call Center is staffed 24/7 (excluding university holidays) and can be reached at 903.468.6000.

Holiday Support

  • During university holidays, the contact phone number is 877.808.1607.
  • This is an answering service that will ask for your name and phone number.
  • They will contact a CITE representative who will return your call.

Questions About myLEO Online (Brightspace/D2L)

Contact the Office of Academic Technology Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. by calling 903.886.5511 or emailing [email protected]

Contact Your Instructor

Use the Campus Directory to look up contact information for your instructor if you have specific questions that need to be addressed to them.

Library and Library Resources

The Velma K. Waters Library has several resources that are made available to students that are off of the main campus.

The Campus Bookstore

The Campus Bookstore can be a valuable resource if you need textbooks or other supplies for your classes.

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Online Programs :: FAQS

Frequently Asked Questions

Are classes and programs offered online in the College of Business?

Yes, all graduate programs offered by the College of Business are available online.

Note: Online courses (within the programs) are denoted with a W in the section such as MKT 501.01W.

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Are classes offered online for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree?

This degree program is a hybrid format where some classes are on campus (web-enhanced) and others are online.

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Do you offer online programs?

Yes, we offer graduate programs online, face-to-face, and some hybrid courses, as a combination of face-to-face and online. Please contact your department for more information.

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Should I consider enrolling in an online course?

Online courses are not easy.

  • Courses online are designed for students who need flexible schedules and/or reduced commuting time.
  • You will be spending at least the same amount of time completing assignments in an online course as you would in a traditional class.
  • Most students say they devote more time to online courses.
  • The difference between face-to-face and online is that students complete assignments at their convenience, rather than meeting a scheduled class.
  • Research indicates that students learn as much as they do in traditional classes when they are in online courses.
  • Many students say online instruction is more effective because they are active, rather than passive, learners.

You will need access to a computer that meets certain requirements and you will need access to specific software. Of course, you will also need a connection to the Internet. Depending on the course, your instructor may also have other technical and software requirements.

Readiness for Online Learning Survey

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Are your online courses accredited?

Yes. Furthermore, there is no distinction made on your transcript to indicate you have chosen a different delivery method.

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What online courses are available at A&M-Commerce?

Check our course schedule to see which courses are web-based.

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Is there technical assistance available in case I have trouble?

Technical Support
If you are having technical difficulty with any part of Brightspace, please contact Brightspace Technical Support at 1-877-325-7778 or online.

Course Content
If you have questions about course content, dates, or instructions, please contact your instructor directly during office hours or by email.

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How do I access my online courses?

Method One

If you have already enrolled in an online course at A&M-Commerce and need help logging in, please follow the steps below or view the tutorial video.
Remember, being registered in an online course does not mean that you will have access to your course immediately. You will not be able to access your online course until the first class day of the term.

  • The first step is to log in to myLEO.
  • Once inside the myLEO Portal, click the “APPS” link in the navigation bar.
  • Next, click the “myLEO Online (D2L Brightspace)” button.
  • Locate the nine boxes in a square at the top of the screen. 
    • This is the course selector and is one way to access your courses.
    • Another way is to scroll down past the announcements to the My Courses widget. 
  • Click on the course you are wanting to enter.
  • You’re in! 
    • Welcome to your course homepage!
  • If you are new to online courses, don’t forget to browse around! 
    • Click Content to see course content. 
    • Get to know your course syllabus, requirements, and assignments.

Method Two

Using myLeo

  • Login to myLeo
    • Using CWID and password for students;
    • Use lastname/firstname and password for faculty. (AD credentials)
  • Navigate to “Apps” and select the myLeo Online (D2L Brightspace) icon

Direct Access

  • Login to the Learning Management System
    1. Using CWID and password for students;
    2. Use lastname/firstname and password for faculty. (AD credentials)
  • Scroll down to the middle of the page to find the My Courses widget.

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How do I register and pay for my online courses?

You must first be admitted to our University and registered for the course(s).

Applying to A&M-Commerce

Registering and paying for classes using myLEO

Please note, online courses are available on the first official class day of each semester and 14 days after the end of each semester.

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What is the cost of an online course at A&M-Commerce?

Undergraduate, Graduate, and Out-of-State students are charged differently. 

For more information, view our Current Tuition and Fees Schedule.

The State Legislature and the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents set tuition and fee rates.

  • Tuition and fees during registration periods may be estimated and are subject to change.
  • Legislation has established a tuition payment plan for the fall and spring semesters.
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When do your online courses begin and end?

Online courses use the semester-based schedule. They begin and end at the same time as other courses.

Please review our Academic Calendar for more information.

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What student services are available to online learners?

Students completing online courses have access to 

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What is an online course?

An online course uses a computer and the Internet to deliver lessons and for interaction between the instructor and the student and the student to other students.

  • For students who are unable to attend classes on the A&M-Commerce campus because of distance or time conflicts, online classes allow flexibility of time and place while the objectives and content of the courses are essentially the same as those offered in the traditional classroom setting. 
  • In an online course, the student accepts responsibility for learning outcomes.
  • The instructor’s role is that of a facilitator and guide.
  • Rather than face-to-face lectures, the instructor will provide information through online course materials and learning activities that are accessed through the Internet.
  • Presentation of course materials will vary according to instructor design. 
  • The instructor will provide feedback and evaluation as the student completes weekly class sessions.

There are several important sources of information in addition to the instructor. 

  • Books and printed materials, as well as web-based resources, will be important.
  • Another important source will be other students enrolled in the course.

Online learning emphasizes process.

  • That is, online learning involves more than the accumulation and memorization of information.
  • In online courses, high levels of collaboration and interactivity are required to seek, evaluate, and process the almost limitless amount of available and useful information. 
  • Online courses present students with opportunities to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary in the 21st century workplace.
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What do I do if I’m kicked out of an online exam?

  1. Contact your professor immediately and let them know what happened.
  2. Attempt to re-enter the quiz or exam in myleo online (D2L Brightspace).
  3. If this is unsuccessful, call D2L Brightspace Support at 877.325.7778.

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What are the myLeo Online (D2L Brightspace) platform requirements?

  1. Recommended browsers are Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Keep your browser updated if possible.
  3. On this page there is a word document called “PlatformReqts_Guide.docx”. Click it for more information
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I forgot my CWID and password. What do I do?

Don’t fret! Recovering your password is simple.

  1. There are two links out to the side of the CWID and Password entry fields that say “Forgot your password?” and “Forgot your CWID?” Use these to recover your log-in information.
  2. If you have any difficulty accessing the myLeo Portal, email IT Support or call 903.468.6000.
A screenshot of SSO with an arrow pointing to Forgot your Password?
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What should I do if I’m experiencing issues with myLeo Online?

Go to the D2L support page and click “Contact Support”. From here you can call, email, or chat with a support expert 24 hours a day.

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Why is my course not showing in myLeo Online?

  1. Make sure you are registered for the course. Login to myLeo and check Your Schedule Detail under the Registration Menu.
  2. When you log in to myLeo Online (D2L Brightspace) scroll down below the announcements to the “My Courses” widget and select the appropriate semester to view your enrolled courses.
  3. If you are registered and your course is not showing up under the MyLeo Online (D2L Brightspace) widget, please email [email protected] with your CWID and the course you are registered for.
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I’ve interviewed – when will I know if I’m accepted into the programs?

After the priority deadline, we will interview all students who submitted their application by that date. We will typically make the first round of decisions and send offer letters around the third week of December. After the final deadline, we will interview all students who submitted an application by that date. We will typically make offers for the remaining spots in early February.

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What if I was accepted to an online degree program do I need to attend New Student Orientation?

If you will be enrolling in an online only degree program (100% online) you will be required to complete an Online Orientation. To start this process, please contact your Academic Advisor.

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  • Commerce, TX 75428
  • P.O. Box 3011
  • Commerce, TX 75429-3011
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