Highlights Important Dates

January 7    Term 3 Classes begin in Canvas


January 14-18  Comprehensive Exams begin


January 14  Deadline to add/drop classes and recieve 100% refund for Term 3, 2019


January 15  Course Exam Proctor Form Opens


January 22  Deadline to drop classes and receive 50% refund for Term 3, 2019


January 25  Deadline to file Intent to Graduate for Term 4, 2019

Canvas: Log in and Profile

by Amanda Smothers, Assistant Director of Student Engagement

Canvas is the learning management system (LMS) which replaced Blackboard.  For those not yet familiar with Canvas, we wanted to walk you through the log in steps and explain how to personalize your Profile.

How to Write a Better Discussion Post in Canvas

by Amanda Smothers, Assistant Director of Student Engagement

Discussion boards are an important part of most online classes.  Replying to questions about key concepts allows the student to demonstrate their level of understanding while also giving them the opportunity to compare thoughts and provide feedback to other students' posts.  Students have the opportunity to learn from the viewpoints of others and consider new perspectives.

Seven Steps for Research Paper Writing

from the Online Writing Center

Not a fan of writing college research papers?  The Online Writing Center shares seven steps to help make the process more clear from start to finish.  Consider a simple and effective strategy for finding information and documenting sources.

Select Canvas Features and Student Feedback

by Amanda Smothers, Assistant Director of Student Engagement

Troy University moved from Blackboard to Canvas in Summer 2017 with the full conversion completed fall of 2017.

Trojan Café walked students through the transition with how-to articles and webinars.

It's time to look at a few of the exciting features Canvas offers to make learning a more dynamic and interactive experience for online students at TROY.


Upcoming Juniors, It Is Time to Choose a Major

by Donna Brown, Assistant Director of Student Professional Development

Still not sure about your major? The first step is to explore your personality traits, the skills you have learned, and the values you hold dear. Choosing a major that fits your special qualities, will help you find a career field that fits your passion for work. Taking self-assessments allow you to understand more about yourself and will help you set goals to achieve happiness and satisfaction in your chosen career.

How to Answer Essay Questions

from the Online Writing Center

Essay test questions are designed to provide students with the opportunity to present information that displays their understanding of the topic as well as their clear thinking and effectiveness with the written language.  This type of test question can have positive results if you are familiar with several stages of the writing process.

TROY Online Nutrition Minor

by Dr. Teresa Johnson, DCN, RDN, TROY Kinesiology & Health Promotion Professor

The College of Health and Human Services department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion added a nutrition minor in 2013 to meet student demands for a formal nutrition education background. Courses are delivered through TROY Online to accommodate student schedules across many academic majors and geographic locations.

NEW: Philosophy and Religion Minor

by Amanda Smothers, Assistant Director of Student Engagement

The best reason for studying philosophy is that philosophy is intrinsically amazing.  Specifically, philosophy engages the most basic and important questions in human life, and thereby helps one think more clearly and better understand oneself and the world.

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A Day in the Life of a Troy University Online Student: Crystal

Crystal takes us along on her day which includes a 5:30 am wake up, work, shuttling kids around, cooking supper, and more.  She shares her story of how her mom's cancer journey inspired her.

A Day in the Life of a Troy University Online Student: Stephanie

Stephanie takes us through her day which includes football practice, work, a trip to the grocery store and time in her TROY Online classes.

Jordon Varnado Named To Lou Henson Watch List

Little Rock, Ark. – Troy men's basketball senior Jordon Varnado has earned a spot on the 2018-19 Lou Henson Award Mid-Season Watch List as announced on Wednesday afternoon.

Carlton Martial Adds Third Freshman All-America Honor

TROY, Ala. – Carlton Martial has been named to his third freshman All-America team as the Football Writers Association of America tabbed the Troy linebacker to its prestigious Freshman All-America Team on Monday. Martial was also named to the USA Today and The Athletic Freshman All-America Teams last month.

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