There are five course delivery modalities at Montana State University:


These classes meet in a physical classroom on campus during defined days and times listed in MyInfo.

Internet or Online

The course is offered completely online and delivered asynchronously, with no face-to-face interaction between instructors and students.

Video Conferencing

The course is delivered through scheduled (synchronous) interactive video, including desktop conferencing.


Courses designed specifically to be delivered partially online in an asynchronous format and partially through face-to-face (F2F) interaction, typically in the classroom. Both online and F2F interactions are required for the course. 

Other Distance

Delivery includes courses other than internet/online and interactive video, and may include correspondence courses, tape/DVD delivery, etc.