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Getting Started

Below are some things that you need to do to get started in your course, as well as resources to help you succeed.

  1. Orientation and Registration
    1. CUSTOMS for RODP Majors - If you are a newly-admitted undergraduate student who has declared an RODP major, you must complete RODP CUSTOMS (online orientation) before you are able to register. For directions to the RODP CUSTOMS website, please contact your advisor for information on how to access.
    2. Students register for classes via RaiderNet after logging into PipelineMT. Under look up classes, you can limit your course search to only RODP courses or only MTSU online courses by using the Instructional Method or Attribute Type drop down menu.
    3.  PipelineMT/RaiderNet Tutorial
    4.  MMR Hold - Full time students must provide proof of two doses of measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine on or after the first birthday or proof of immunity to measles if date of birth is 1957 or after. Students will not be allowed to register until an acceptable form is on file in the Student Health Services Office. Exceptions can be made for students ONLY taking less than 12 hours. Please contact Health Services at (615) 898-2988.
    5. Permission of Department Form (MTSU online classes)
    6. RODP Internship Application (UNIV 4110) - Once you complete the RODP Internship Application form, fax it to the Provost office at (615) 898-5029.
    7. Permit for UNIV 4995 online or UNIV 4995 hybrid
  2. Purchase your Books and Course Materials
    • Books for RODP courses should be purchased through the RODP Virtual Bookstore.
    • Books for MTSU online, correspondence, hybrid, and synchronous courses can be purchased from MTSU Bookstore on campus or through the MTSU Bookstore website.
    • (Do not purchase your RODP books through the MTSU Bookstore website)
  3. Familiarize Yourself with Your Online Course
    Visit our Orientation & Tutorial page to learn how to start your class and take a test drive in our online demo course.
  4. Check for Mandatory Class Meetings
    Check your detailed schedule in RaiderNet to find out if your MTSU online, hybrid, or correspondence class has any mandatory meetings. Proctored exams that can be rescheduled are announced in your course materials. Off-campus, synchronous, and videoconferencing classes meet on a weekly basis.
  5. On the First Day of Class
    • D2L Login (MTSU online, correspondence, hybrid, and synchronous online courses only)
    • D2L Login (RODP online courses only)
  6. Plan for Your Exams
    If you need to schedule a proctored exam for your distance learning class, visit our Test Center website for instructions on how to reschedule your exam.