eCore Courses vs KSU Online Courses

How are eCore courses different than KSU Online courses?

  • KSU Online Courses
    eCore Online Courses
  • KSU online courses are designed and taught by KSU faculty certified to teach online through KSU recognized training focusing on the design and pedagogy of online teaching.
    eCore courses are designed and taught by faculty from throughout the University System of Georgia. All eCore faculty complete a two week eCore certification course.
  • KSU online course rosters consist of only KSU students.
    eCore online course rosters consist of students from across the University System of Georgia.
  • KSU Online courses are offered on the same academic calendar as on-campus courses.
    eCore courses follow a different academic calendar than KSU courses.
  • KSU Online courses are housed in D2L Brightspace with access using your KSU NetID and password.
    eCore courses are housed in GoVIEW with different username and password.
  • Technical support for KSU online courses is available through the KSU Student Help Desk 470-578-3555, studenthelpdesk@kennesaw.edu.
    Technical support for eCore courses is available through the USG D2L Help Desk 678-839-5300, ecore@ecampus.usg.edu.
  • KSU online courses are coded “E” (100% online, no campus visits required) or “F” (95% online, one campus visit may be required for orientation or exam). Exams are scheduled by the instructor and no fees are charged unless a proctored exam off-campus is needed.

    The USG Board of Regents requires that each eCore course contain at least one proctored exam. Students must schedule their own exams and pay associated testing fees.

  • KSU online courses are designated with a section code of 'W', ie ENGL 1101/W01.

    eCore online courses are designated with a section code of 'G', ie ENGL 1101/01G.

  • KSU E-tuition is currently $232 per credit hour. 

    eCore tuition is currently $159 per credit hour.

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