The majority of Distance Learning courses are designed to be self-paced. Some courses take place on Canvas, SPU’s Learning Management System, and have specific begin and end dates.
Instructor feedback and communication varies from course to course. If your instructor has provided contact information, please utilize that for your course questions and clarifications throughout the duration of your course. If you are taking a course through one of our outside educational partners, they can offer technical and procedural support.
How long will it take me to complete a Distance Learning Course?
You can expect it to take about 20 hours per credit. The courses are designed for you to work at your own pace, but check the course details for due dates and completion time.
Do I get regular feedback on my assignments?
This varies from course to course as not all Distance Learning courses are facilitated. You may not turn in coursework until you have completed all required assignments for a course. Make sure to read the course study guide first to understand whether the course is facilitated, whether you can expect communication during the course, and whether the coursework is submitted in segments (with feedback) or if coursework is submitted entirely at the end of the course in which case you will only receive feedback upon request.