Liberty University Online Courses Information

Important Course Information for Online Students

Whether you are a new or returning Liberty University student pursuing an online degree, this page is designed to help answer many of your questions about starting classes. We strive to provide a quality and enjoyable educational journey for all of our online students.


How to Acquire Books for Your Online Courses

  • To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are provided for all undergraduate courses at no cost to you. As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800-2,000 per year on textbooks!
  • Students should review the list of required course materials at our online bookstore partner, Barnes & Noble College. After navigating to the Barnes & Noble College website, follow the following steps to order your textbooks:
    • Click the “Let’s Get Started” button
    • Enter the subterm you are enrolled in and course level/type (undergraduate, graduate, or intensive). Then, type out the prefix of the course without spaces (for example, if you are planning on taking ACCT 511, type ACCT511) and choose the course you are enrolled in. 
    • After entering all courses you are enrolled in, click “View Your Materials.” Select your required materials and follow the on-screen instructions to proceed to check out.
  • Online students can only use their Liberty University book voucher at Barnes & Noble College.
  • If you have further questions about how to order your books, please contact Academic Advising at (800) 424-9595 or email luoadvising@liberty.edu and one of our academic advisors would be happy to help you!

Learn How to Navigate Canvas – Liberty’s Online Learning Environment

  • Liberty has selected the Canvas platform because it is an easy-to-navigate, user-friendly learning management platform that is cloud-based and mobile-friendly.
  • Click here for more tutorials and resources that will help you acclimate yourself to the Canvas system.

Course Requirements Checklist (CRC)

The Liberty University Course Requirements Checklist is used to confirm your attendance in a course. If you complete this assignment, or any others, on or after Monday of week one, you are officially marked as attending. Once you attend, you will no longer be able to drop the course without penalty and will need to withdraw should you choose not to continue in the course.

The Course Requirements Checklist is due by 11:59 pm EST Wednesday of Week 1 and can be located by following the steps below. If after following these steps, you still do not see the Course Requirements Checklist, please contact Academic Advising.

  1. Log in to Canvas
  2. The Course Requirements Checklist (CRC) can be found under the Student Acknowledgements section.
  3. Click the link to view the instructions.
  4. Read the Course Guide and Student Expectations
  5. Click the Take the Quiz link to begin the assignment.
  6. Answer all the questions and then click Submit Quiz to complete the assignment.
  7. The quiz results will display upon submitting the assignment. If you missed any questions, then Take the Quiz Again

Professor Contact Information

The professor of your course should be the first point of contact for any questions or course issues you might experience. If any issues should arise regarding getting in contact with your professor, please contact Academic Advising at 800-424-9595 for undergraduate, 800-424-9596 for graduate, or by email at luoadvising@liberty.edu.

Follow the steps below to locate your professor’s contact information:

  1. Log in to Canvas.
  2. Click People located on the Course Navigation Menu.
  3. Scroll down the list of people to find the faculty member or use the dropdown filter to sort by teacher. You can also search by name.
  4. Click on the faculty member’s name to view their profile.
  5. Your professor’s contact information will be listed here.

Join the Liberty University Online Programs Student Community!

Are you looking for a place to connect with fellow online students across the globe? You’re invited to meet and network with your Liberty University classmates, receive support and encouragement, and stay up-to-date on what is happening at your university. Visit Yammer’s login page if you’re ready to join the conversation.

Our Liberty University online programs chat support, social media outlets, and informational videos seek to use social media as a platform for student bonding and presenting the latest Liberty news. Liberty University’s social networks connect you with all official university-approved social media accounts for our academic departments and schools. We encourage all online students to take advantage of this communal experience. Opportunities are available to watch convocation, stay up-to-date on all the happenings around campus, and gain valuable information from other students in your degree program from the convenience of your home.


Tutorials and Webinars Are Available for Our Online Students

Our Instructional Media team wants to help you be a confident student. View our academic tutorials for an understanding of the Liberty University registration process, completing Financial Aid, navigating your Degree Completion Plan, receiving military-specific benefits, and learning about other student resources. Step-by-step processes are embedded within these tutorials for adding and dropping courses as well as viewing your online degree schedule. We also want to provide you with helpful instructional media tools and opportunities for scholastic interactions through various webinar features.

  • Check out our tutorials and live or archived webinars for an in-depth look at subjects ranging from “Setting Up Your Liberty Email in Outlook” to “Navigating Canvas and IT Resources” to “Funding Your Education.”
  • Check out our upcoming events page to see what webinars you might want to attend live in the future!

Feel free to email instructionalmedia@liberty.edu with any feedback or questions you may have regarding webinars and tutorials.