Online courses developed with the Office of Online Education provide an engaging and effective learning experience for students by utilizing a variety of media to deliver instruction and provide opportunities for practice. In addition:
- Class and/or group discussions may be held online.
- Assignments are distributed and collected online.
- Assessment of student learning takes place online.
The majority of our fully online classes are offered asynchronously. However, some UNLV online classes may require a face-to-face organizational meeting. Other courses may have some instructional activities that require students to meet at a specific time and date online. In some instances, instructors may want high-stakes assessment to occur under the supervision of a proctor. The course development team members collaborate to determine the best options for each individual course.
In MyUNLV, courses that are fully online are listed as "web-based" (WB) in the mode of instruction. In some courses, there may be a requirement to attend an organizational meeting on campus or to "meet" at a specific time and date online. For these courses, the mode of instruction is listed in MyUNLV as "web-based w/ on/off campus mtg" (WM).