Online Technology and Academic Materials

hands on a keyboard with a T and U highlighted in Tulane green colors and traditional typefaceOnline programs give you the flexibility to earn your master’s degree or to complete a graduate certificate while fulfilling your commitments to work and family.

What to Expect as An Online Student

  • Access to a proven curriculum and distinguished faculty
  • Live class sessions with polling, in-class chat, and breakout rooms
  • Engagement tools to allow synchronous discussions and lectures
  • Participation and collaboration tools that allow asynchronous video, audio, and text commenting
Computer Requirements

There are minimal computing requirements that are necessary to successfully participate in online classes. Most computers purchased within the last couple of years meet these minimal requirements.

Click on the link to the right to read more about computer requirements if you're concerned about your computer. 

*Through Microsoft’s Office 365 Student Advantage program, Tulane students may now download the latest version of Microsoft Office, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote, on their personally owned devices at no charge. For more information, please visit

Canvas Learning Management System

Tulane uses Canvas as the course management system. Canvas is your online center to manage your courses.

  • Central location for all course materials – syllabi, assignments, readings, announcements
  • Submit assignments
  • Discussion boards with faculty and students (some classes)
  • Take exams – online testing
  • Grade book
  • Communicate with faculty and students
  • View recorded lectures
  • Course resources

Canvas LMS Intro

Technical Support

Our online programs technology staff focuses solely on our students. They are here for you!


  • Training and orientation in use of Canvas
  • Training and support with technical issues related to onine courses and materials
  • Answers to tech “how to” questions and assistance in troubleshooting access or connectivity problems

For support, please contact Technical Support via email or phone. Our normal business hours are 10am-5pm central Monday through Friday, and when classes are in session, from 5pm-9.20pm central Monday through Thursday.

Phone: 877-580-3249 or 504-988-3851

Follow us on Twitter for important updates, outages, and news related to distance learning.

Academic Materials
Rudolph Matas Library

The health sciences library dates back to the founding of Tulane University in 1834 and is an essential resource for students, faculty, and staff.

SPHTM alumna Elaine R. Hicks, MS/LIS, MPH, MCHES is the dedicated public health librarian. Elaine, and the Matas staff, offer workshops throughout the semester on how to write for the health sciences, introduction to citation management tools, how to perform literature reviews using PubMed, and many more topics that you’ll encounter on your graduate school journey. Elaine also offers one-on-one or group project consultations on the above topics, or on other topics stated in your registration form. Set an appointment here:

These events are publicized in the weekly emails, the elevators, on the monitors around Tidewater, and on the MATAS-L listserv.

During the Summer semester, Elaine will conduct Zoom workshops on Friday evenings, Saturday and /or Sunday afternoons (dates and times TBD) for online MPH students. Each will require registration. These events will be featured in the weekly email, along with the registration links.

Uptown Bookstore/Ordering Online

The Tulane University Bookstore offers a wide variety of books, gifts, and apparel. The uptown campus bookstore is located in the Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life. They are also your source for commencement regalia, invitations, and other graduation items. Students may also order textbooks online at or by calling (504) 865-5913. 

Questions about software should be directed to