The Office of Distance Education
About KU Online
What Distance Education Offers
Kutztown University's distance education courses offer graduate and undergraduate students opportunities to participate in the KU experience without having to live on or near campus. Courses are offered in completely online or blended (a mix of technology-mediated and face-to-face instruction). They provide maximum schedule flexibility, allowing you to augment your current studies or enhance your workplace skills. This is particularly important for students who are unable to attend campus-based classes due to geographic location, work schedules, or other life circumstances. These options are available for both students and non-degree seeking individuals.
Graduate and Undergraduate Distance Education Courses
Kutztown University offers credit-based courses during the fall and spring semester and the winter and summer sessions, as well as noncredit professional and personal development courses. Programs require formal admission and enrollment and all applicants must meet general admission criteria as well as program-specific requirements. We encourage you to communicate directly with the director of the program or programs you are interested in.
Desire2Learn (D2L) is Kutztown University's learning management system, used to deliver the university's online courses, as well as to support the face-to-face classes.
This winter, Desire2Learn will be upgraded to version 10.2, which has many new features and enhancements to offer. Check out the items below to learn about the new enhancements before the December 14 rollout!
Kutztown University delivers quality distance education programs and courses that meet the needs of our students. All of our courses are led by Kutztown faculty and provide the same instruction and opportunities as our on-campus courses. KU's model of online courses follows the same academic standards and access to information and ideas, opportunities for reflective dialogue, and meaningful forms of course-related experience for students.
Current Kutztown University students can view and register for online courses through the online Student Information System (MyKU).
Below, use our course search tool to find the online courses you need, when you need them.
- Search: All Courses (links to the MyKU Course Catalog, where you can search the catalog for the courses you are interested in taking)
- Tutorial: How to Search for Online and Blended Classes in MyKU (PDF)
Contacts and Support
Desire2Learn Support and Contact Us - Technical support information and contacts for Desire2Learn, and contact information for KU Office of Distance Education staff.
D2L how-to documents and videos - Visit the faculty resource page for course building information, support contacts and up-to-date documents and short videos for the most common tasks in D2L.
KU:Converge Online Journal for Faculty Distance Education support - The journal features postings by faculty partners, as well as entries by the members of the Office of Distance Education. This is an online location for faculty to share ideas with their peers in an atmosphere of mentoring, and to receive technical advice and support from the Office of Distance Education.
D2L Student Videos - The student orientation videos provide an overview of Desire2Learn's main tools.