Succeeding with Online Course Delivery
MSU supports two types of online course delivery: asynchronous and synchronous.
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 "Online" without any days and times in the MyInfo schedule of classes, then it is an asynchronous online course. Blended and face-to-face 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
In synchronous delivery, students and faculty work together at the same time through web-based communications technology.
If your class is listed as "Online" with days and times in the MyInfo schedule of classes, then it is an synchronous online course. Blended and face-to-face 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:
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