MSU supports two types of online course delivery: asynchronous and synchronous (sometimes called "virtual").

Asynchronous Delivery

In asynchronous delivery, students and faculty engage with course materials without a specific meeting time. Students can access learning at their convenience.

If your class is listed as "Internet/Online" without any days and times in the MyInfo schedule of classes, then it is an asynchronous online course. Blended, in-person, and synchronous online courses may also have components delivered asynchronously.

MSU supports Brightspace for online asynchronous delivery.

Learn more about succeeding with asynchronous delivery:

Tips

Workshops

Using Brightspace

Synchronous (or Virtual) Delivery

In synchronous (or virtual) delivery, students and faculty work together at the same time through web-based communications technology.

If your class is listed as "Internet/Online" with days and times in the MyInfo schedule of classes, then it is an synchronous online course. Blended, in-person, and asynchronous online courses may also have components delivered synchronously.

MSU supports WebEx and Microsoft Teams for online synchronous delivery.

Learn more about succeeding with online synchronous delivery:

Getting Started

Tips

The Power of Video Conferencing: How to Take Charge of Your Digital College Experience from Post University in Connecticut

Etiquette

"5 Do's and Don'ts of Webcam Etiquette" from San Diego State University