Succeeding with Internet/Online Delivery
MSU supports two types of online course delivery: asynchronous and synchronous (sometimes called "virtual").
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:
- Useful Notes: Online learning essentials from the Allan Yarnell Center for Student Success
- Tips for Online Student Success: Tips for getting the most out of your online courses
- Workshops about Online Learning from the Allan Yarnell Center for Student Success
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.
Learn more about succeeding with online synchronous delivery:
- WebEx Welcome to Virtual Learning Click on WebEx for Higher Education Students.
The Power of Video Conferencing: How to Take Charge of Your Digital College Experience from Post University in Connecticut
"5 Do's and Don'ts of Webcam Etiquette" from San Diego State University