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Missouri Online serves the four UM System universities with resources for administering online courses and programs. It also provides state-of-the-art technology platforms to support digital learning.

Missouri Online's work increases access for students in Missouri, the Midwest and across the nation to a four-university network of accredited, highly ranked and outcomes-oriented online educational offerings.


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Staff directory

Find contact information for Missouri Online staff.

Governance and Structure

Review the roles, responsibilities and members of the committees below:

  • eLearning Strategy and Implementation
  • eLearning Academic Council
  • Online Faculty Advisory Committee
  • Student Services Advisory Committee

Our goals


Missouri Online strives to increase enrollment in online classes and programs while enhancing student services, faculty development, the student experience, compliance services and with the ultimate goal of improving efficiencies and the quality of courses and programs.

The primary outcomes will be driven through:

  • Improved and expanded support services for faculty, staff and students working with or taking any...

Our mission


Missouri Online supports each university in the UM System by providing vision, leadership, and services that promote(s) excellence, quality, and scale for online and digital learning experiences.  We support courses, regardless of modality, with academic technology support and instructional design services.  We support instructors with professional development opportunities.  We support all online programs with marketing and program support, and...


Distance education definitions

This document explains the definitions of distance education used by regulatory agencies and the University of Missouri (UM) System administration to:

  • Track distance education courses, programs, and students.
  • Ensure the UM System’s compliance with federal regulations, accreditation standards and university policies.

Our history

The University of Missouri System is investing in a bold growth strategy to provide Missourians and learners everywhere access to online education from its four universities.

The steps taken to achieve these goals include:

MoExcels: The UM System Office of Academic Affairs responded to the Missouri Department of Higher Education’s MoExcels Request for Proposals opportunity to develop a model...