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Online classes can be a flexible alternative to in-person classes. While some online classes are self-paced, most have scheduled readings, assignments, discussions and exams. Students are expected to read the syllabus to understand course expectations such as how and when to take exams, turn in assignments, and contribute to class discussions.
Students should expect to log into their online classes several times each week and set aside an appropriate amount of time for class work. Because communication occurs online, students can also expect that online classes will rely more heavily on reading and writing skills.
The course content for any online class may require some 'live' interactivity or synchronous content. For online classes, this could mean a discussion group that requires the entire class to be logged into the class and participating at the same time. It may mean that a lecture or video component will be delivered by the instructor on a specific date and time. Or it may mean that the class meets online regularly at a certain time and students must be prepared to be logged in at that specific time. The requirements for a course will be detailed in the class notes at the time you enroll.
Asynchronous (not real-time) content in online classes is content that you can work on whenever you to log into the class. This could be posting comments to a discussion, taking an exam, submitting written coursework etc. While all assignments have a due date, students are not required to log in at a particular time or day to work on asynchronous course material.
Hybrid classes have a combination of both in-person and online delivery of course content. When you enroll for a hybrid class, the course notes will tell you when and where your class will meet for the in-person portion of the class. Be sure that the in-person requirements will fit your schedule before you enroll in the course.
Being a successful web class student includes accessing a computer that is powerful and fast enough to allow you to keep up with discussions and assignments, in most cases at NAU, classes are delivered using Blackboard Learn (BB Learn).
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