the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Course Access Instruction

Welcome to the world of online learning through Southern Seminary Online and Boyce College Online! You may have questions concerning how your internet course is going to function. After you have been properly admitted as a student at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and have registered for an online course via the web registration process in Moodle, read the following information very carefully in order to have the greatest possible educational experience.

  1. After you have registered for an online course, you will access your course components via Moodle, by locating your course(s) in either current or future courses.  You will log in to Ecampus to calculate your fees and access other important SBTS student information using the same User Name and Password.  Ecampus is also where you can change your password, if necessary, in the (Personal Info) area next to your name at log-in.
  2. If you have registered for an online course that features recorded lectures, they will be streamed from Southern’s secure server, accessible from links on your course site on or near the start of the semester.  Keep in mind that fall and spring online courses follow the same semester calendar as on-campus courses and winter and summer terms follow an 8-week and 10-week format respectively.  Check the Academic Records Registration page for semester schedule.
  3. The course video lectures are for registered students only. Please do not make copies or share these resources. Due to copyright and intellectual property issues and policies, the video lectures remain the property of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
  4. To view lectures on your course site, click the lecture icon or link.  Depending on your computer’s operating system, the lectures are generally viewed in the embedded video player in Moodle or by selecting the direct link which will open the video in your computer’s designated FLASH file player.  For more information about viewing online course lectures go to the Lecture Viewing Support page.
  5. For information concerning other online resources and program policies, please browse the links found on the right of this page. Links to library resources, advisement, textbook and curriculum information, our virtual chapel and much more are available.
  6. If you do not intend to remain in an online course, please drop it as soon as possible. Other students need and are hoping to get the seat! If you must drop an online course, please do not simply “not show up”. If you do not properly drop an online course for which you are registered, you will receive a failing grade at the end of the semester.
    • To drop an online course prior to the close of web registration, go to the My Courses list in Moodle and select the Red X next to the course. Contact Accounting if you have already paid tuition for the courses and you are within a drop range for refunds.
    • To drop an online course after the close of web registration and before the mid-point of the semester, complete the Course Withdrawal Form and submit it to the Office of Academic Records. You must also return any course lecture material to the Office of Online Learning immediately. In addition, it would be considerate to e-mail the professor to prevent undue concern about your course inactivity.
  7. If you experience difficulty, check this Technical Supportpage or contact one of the following:
    • For difficulty understanding the course material, contact your professor by e-mail.
    • For difficulty with any course lecture media, contact Southern Productions at 1-800-626-5525 ext. 4162 or email at southernproductions@sbts.edu.
    • For textbook needs, you may contact a book dealer of your choice, but preferably by ordering from our LifeWay Campus Bookstore via a new LifeWay course ordering process at www.lifeway.sbts.bkstr.com (requires first-time registration); by calling the bookstore at (502) 897-4506, or by emailing southernseminary.4689@lifeway.com
    • For difficulty with other online course issues, contact the Office of Online Learning at sso@sbts.edu or at 1-800-626-5525 ext. 4701.
That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.