Online learning provides you with a learning option that caters to your busy schedule by taking the learning experience out of the traditional classroom and into your world. It's learning that is flexible and convenient without geographical barriers. It's learning that relies on the Internet for access to learning materials as well as interaction with instructors and fellow learners.
You will work within scheduled start- and end-dates, and assignment timelines. In some cases, the times you choose to work will be entirely up to you. Other courses will require you meet online with your class at a specific time.
Some courses are blended. These courses are a combination of classroom and online components, giving you the best of both worlds.
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Online Learning Delivery
The latest online learning Internet technologies are used to provide access from your desktop...
Online Learning using Blackboard
Courses available online
Independent-study online courses
These courses provide effective learning in a convenient format, and can be taken at any time from any computer with an Internet connection. At registration, you will be given access to the course for a designated period of time. You will work at your own pace.
Certificates available online
While most certificates offer some courses in an online format, the following certificates can be completed entirely online.
Will online learning work for you?
If you are not sure if online learning will work for you, consider taking the Learning Online course to help you decide.
Learning Online Prerequisite
For most certificate courses that are delivered online or in blended formats, you must first complete BMC 352 Learning Online. This short course provides a thorough introduction to online learning and helps you develop the skills you will need to be successful.
Learning Online Prerequisite Waiver
Students who have already completed fully online courses in the past can apply for a waiver from the Learning Online prerequisite. To apply, complete the online application form.
Click here for resources that will help you prepare for your first online course, orient you to the software used to deliver your online course, and point you to other helpful resources.
For more information about how the University supports online learning on campus and for distance learning go to the U of C e-Learning Website.
Information for instructors
Click here for instructor online learning information.