Online Education

Check out these frequently asked questions about online courses and distance education at PennWest Edinboro.

Frequently Asked Questions

All online courses are offered via the internet and do not require you to attend classes on campus. The courses are alike in that the content will meet the same learning outcomes regardless of mode.

The first step in applying to attend PennWest Edinboro is to speak with a representative from the Admissions Office.

To determine if a textbook is required for a course, please use the comparison tool provided by the Edinboro Bookstore.

You can access your course on the first day of the semester.

Please refer to D2L Tech Requirements.

Please refer to Information Technology Services for password information.

Problems with D2L: contact the D2L 24/7 Helpdesk – 877-325-7778

Other technical issues: contact The Boro Information Technology Services – 814-732-2111

Zoom support can be attained via “Live Chat” within the Zoom Client

Contact information will be provided in your course syllabus. You can also email through D2L under the communication menu.

If an instructor requires a proctored exam as part of the online course, you may be required to identify an external proctor who may charge a fee. Generally, proctors may include a faculty or administrator at another university or high school, a librarian at a public or high school library or an employee at a private learning center. While many of these individuals may provide proctoring services at no charge, if there is a fee associated with the proctoring service, you will be responsible for this fee.

Proctored Exam Info

When available, your official final grades are located in the S.C.O.T.S. system.



Contact Us

Office of Distance Education
Ross Hall, Lower Level
220 Scotland Road
Edinboro, PA 16444
Phone: 814-732-1047

Dr. Jim Boulder
Director of Learning Technology Services
19 Ross Hall
Email: jboulder@pennwest.edu
Phone: 814-732-1047