Online Courses

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Summer I Course Schedule and Summer II Course Schedule Courses are subject to change, please check back often.


Too busy to come to campus? Try Rider’s online learning courses! Taught by Rider faculty, these courses offer students the same quality of instruction as our in-classroom offerings.

For a complete list of courses, visit the Summer I Course Schedule and Summer II Course Schedule and use the code OL in the section filter:
Looking for ONLINE Courses? Type in "OL" in the Section filter at the bottom of the course schedule website.

Summer I Course Schedule
Summer II Course Schedule

A sample of courses offered last summer include:

  • Hip Hop and American Culture
  • Communication, Culture, and Media
  • Radio & TV Communication
  • Writing for Broadcast
  • Women in Literature
  • Service Marketing
  • Music of the Beatles
  • Understanding Politics
  • Child Development
  • Drugs and Human Behavior

Students enrolled in distance learning courses must log onto Canvas at at least one week prior to course beginning to access the course and check for any pre-course assignments.

An online class fee of $35 per course applies to all online courses.

Online Courses Support

Rider University's online courses give your flexibility of participating in coursework anytime, anywhere. All online courses offered by the University are taught by the same Rider faculty and are as academically engaging as our classroom-based offerings.

  • Learning Platform: Rider's online courses are offered through Canvas, a learning management system. For more information, or to access tutorials about using Canvas, please visit the Canvas Tutorial website.  Students who experience problems logging in should contact the OIT HelpDesk at 609-219-3000.
  • Student Email: Official university communications will be sent to students’ Rider university email address. Students are expected to check their email on a frequent and consistent basis in order to stay current with university-related communications. In the online courses, Rider faculty members may utilize email for answering questions, providing feedback, collecting student assignments, etc. It is expected that students will use their Rider email account for participation in online courses. Students can access Rider's email system (and learn how to forward their Rider email to an external account) by visiting
  • Help Desk: OIT HelpDesk professionals and technicians will assist you with the technical issues you encounter. Technical assistance is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling 609-219-3000 or emailing [email protected]. For more information, please visit the HelpDesk.

If you experience problems obtaining your username or have general questions about online courses, please contact the College of Continuing Studies at (609) 896-5033 or via email at [email protected].

An online class fee of $35 per course applies to all on line courses.