Textbooks & Course Materials

An instructor is not listed for my online course.  How will I know who my instructor is?  I may want to call or email him or her with additional questions.

Sometimes an instructor may not have been assigned by the department yet.  They will probably be assigned at a later date sometime before the start date of the class.  You can call the department and they may be able to tell you.
How do I get my textbooks and other course materials? Textbooks can be purchase online through the university bookstore. All other course materials will be provided through MyCLE by your instructor.
What access to library materials and databases is provided? Distance education students have access to all of the same materials that students on campus have.  Reserve materials are made available through MyCLE in the eReserves area.  Students can search multiple databases online and even view some full text articles online.  Students can check out books and the library will mail them to them.  They can renew the books online.  Students can work with reference and subject librarians over the phone, via e-mail or by chatting with them online during normal business hours.
Is all required software provided?

No.  The Computer Center will provide you with a suite of software applications like Netscape, Eudora (email), Telnet, TN3270, FTP, etc. These are available to you at no additional charge as a member of the Clemson University student body.

  • Visit the CCIT Web Downloads page. Enter your Clemson Username and password to access the site. If you have any problem downloading the software, contact the Help Desk at (864)656-3494.

Additional software may be required by your instructor.  We try to provide access to all of the required software free of charge to students.  In the case that students have to pay we do our best to make the fees minimal. 

What are the hardware and software requirements for the program? View the recommended System Requirements.  Please note that instructors may specify additional requirements in their course syllabus.