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In the Department of Social Work, students choose to either be in the fully online or mixed traditional course delivery method:
Within these larger course delivery methods that define how a student is moving through the program, the Department of Social Work uses five course delivery formats for individual courses:
MSU Denver uses multiple course delivery formats (instructional methods) that you may see for courses offered outside of our department in addition to the ones listed above. To learn more about all of these options, please visit the MSU Denver Registration Guide.
Whether fully online or hybrid, online learning requires you as a student to effectively manage your time, plan ahead, communicate openly and timely, present yourself professionally, and to fully understand the expectations of your course. You need to be assertive and communicate immediately with your instructor when you have questions or need clarification in assignments. Online and hybrid course delivery options require you to be active in Canvas multiple times a week (e.g., discussion boards, presentations, assignments, peer interactions, course material, etc.), to read all emails and announcements (as they are not reinforced in face to face class), and complete all required material in the weekly modules.
Though you don’t have a physical class, you still need to schedule time for yourself to complete course assignments and learning time, not just course reading. Online does not mean less time or less rigorous. You should schedule the equivalent time of a face to face class (approx. 3 hours) each week in order to learn the course material through participation in discussion and completion of your learning modules in addition to reading, homework, and assignment time required for “out of class” time. Make sure you’re aware of what activities in your course are asynchronous or synchronous: