Has your work schedule, transportation, or lack of childcare kept you from returning to get your diploma? You have options! The virtual high school equivalency initiative – eDULT Online – is available now. Find out how you can earn your diploma online around your busy schedule today!
eDULT Online aims to grant access to quality learning opportunities and career support for all adult learners anytime, anywhere – to break down barriers that stand in the way of learners’ hope for a brighter future. Virtual learning and service delivery consists of flexible yet defined distance learning hours, personalized student-focused transition services, and specialized instruction from the state’s premier subject matter experts.
Delivery of instruction has changed dramatically, but we know the educational needs of our students have not. To meet learners where they are, the Office of Adult Education, in partnership with local adult education programs, is offering high school equivalency diploma preparation completely online.
- One-on-one coaching & support
- Personalized subject matter instructions for math, reading, writing, science and social studies
- Connection to a local community college for transition and career services
Frequently Asked Questions
An online high school equivalency diploma preparation initiative.
An online course is a course that is taken strictly through the internet. Think of it as a regular, traditional course, except that instead of physically having to be present in a classroom, your classroom is now on the internet. The intellectual material that you learn in an online course is the same as in a traditional course, but instead of coming to a physical classroom, you log into a website. eDULT is part of the Mississippi Virtual Community College (MSVCC), and offers classes via the internet platform that the MSVCC chose: Canvas. You log into the Canvas course site to access course materials, interact with your instructor, interact with other students, etc., in much the same way you do in a traditional course, except everything is electronic.
The MSVCC has adopted a classroom platform called Canvas. The platform is a website, located at https://mccb.instructure.com/. As a registered student, you will have a username and a password that you create yourself that grants you access to the “classroom”.
You “attend” by logging into Canvas, finding the materials you need to do your work, interacting with your instructor, interacting with your fellow students, using discussion boards, and chat rooms. MSVCC online courses follow a seven-week schedule, but you generally log into Canvas at times convenient to you.
Instructors offer live class hours twice each week in which you must be logged into Canvas at a specific time, but the bulk of your work, if not all, is done at your convenience, within the framework set by the instructor. These sessions may be similar to what would be called “office hours” in a traditional setting.
The instructor is there for you in real time during these periods, if needed. Also, you may want to chat with your fellow students as well. Some instructors will require weekly amounts of work to be done for you to be counted as “attending,” but you can do this work within this week at times that are convenient to you.
Your assignments will be provided by the instructor for your course. The first message or email from your instructor should indicate how to get started and where to find course information inside the course. If this information is not provided, you will need to search the course to locate it. While every instructor sets up his/her course differently, you can usually find this information by logging into Canvas, entering your course, and clicking Modules on the left Navigation menu.
If you need additional assistance locating course information, please contact your instructor.
It’s completely free! Registration, testing, and the online classes are all free (just like all Adult Education programs)!
Will l have I to take one? A “proctored exam” is an exam in which you must take the exam under supervision. This can be done in person or virtually.
Students are allowed to take up to two courses per cohort. It’s obviously better to commit yourself to as much studying as possible. But, we understand that you are busy with work and family and life.
So, we require that students commit to 3-5 hours of online studying per week. Remember, you can do this anytime and anywhere. Since all of the coursework can be completed online, you can decide when and where you study (and as long as you have a computer with internet access, you are always ready to connect)!
The internet is loaded with various resources to help you build your reading, writing, and math skills. In eLearn, we use lots of those resources, including articles, videos, audio files, games, interactive lessons, and discussion boards to keep you connected with and learning alongside your classmates.
Is there an instructor available to help me? Yes! You will actually be enrolled in a course with other students and an instructor that you can contact as needed. You will be able to chat and email with your fellow classmates, and your instructor will always be available by chat, email, phone, and video conferencing! Your instructor and local program will be checking in with you on a regular basis to help you stay focused and motivated.
So, even though the courses are online, you will have a lot of support available to you including your classmates and our eDULT instructor(s) and your local program!
- 2 GHz Processor (Dual Core)
- 2 GB RAM
- 100 GB Storage Space
- Operating System:
- Windows: Windows 7 or higher
- Mac: 10.11 or higher
- Broadband or Cable Internet with minimum 2 MBps download and 2 MBps upload
- Webcam and Microphone
- Browser (click here for Canvas officially supported browsers)
- Chrome (preferred) 80 or 81
- Firefox 74 or 75
- Edge 80 or 81
- Safari 12 or 13
- Browser Settings
- Pop-Up Blocker Disabled
- Java Enabled
- Cookies Enabled
eLearning is a general term used to cover the broad range of teaching and learning events in which the student is separated (at a distance) from the instructor, or other fellow learners. Modes of eLearning include two way-interactive video, correspondence courses, video-taped courses, and courses delivered through the World Wide Web. eLearning may be synchronous, asynchronous, or a combination of both.
- Register with an adult education program
- Complete the TABE test.