Online and Hybrid Courses
Welcome to GVSU Online, your portal for information and support for Grand Valley State University's Online and Hybrid course offerings.
Participating in an online or hybrid designated class allows for the flexibility that some learners need due to other life demands. In online and hybrid courses, you will have interaction with your professor and with your classmates; you will learn material that is designed by your professor to master your course content; and you will have an extended "classroom" through the World Wide Web.
Online and hybrid academic courses at Grand Valley generally follow the regular semester schedule and are not self-paced. While some classroom or synchronous time may be required for both hybrid and online courses (meaning all students and faculty access the course at the same time), the majority of coursework is available online - any place, anytime. The technology will serve as a tool to support your learning and the flexibility that you need, and you will have access to many resources to assist you with learning or trouble-shooting your technology needs.
Whereas any course at GVSU might include web technologies, we offer several courses that are fully online and many hybrid courses.
A fully online course will not have any requirement to travel to the university for an on campus class meeting. If a course has a synchronous requirement (meaning all students and faculty access the course at the same time) then it will be using distance learning, online technology.
- A hybrid course will have on campus, in-seat class meeting requirements, but half of the course is online. For a hybrid course, you will see the specific on-campus course meeting dates listed when you register. Any possible additional synchronous meetings will be announced by the instructor, and will use distance learning, online technology.
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Page last modified January 3, 2011