What is it like to take classes online?

The online classroom is similar to the physical classroom in many ways. Classes are scheduled at a fixed time. Professors present information and students participate by raising their hands to answer questions, dividing into breakout groups for discussion, and giving short presentations.

The main differences are that sessions take place in a virtual space via Adobe Connect, and professors and students engage with one another via Webcams and microphones.

Also, before and after class, students complete their classwork using an online learning management system called Canvas, which permits them to access readings, view mini video lectures, and participate in discussion forums with their classmates.