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What to Expect From LAS Online Courses

With LAS Online we extend the traditional classroom to a state-of-the-art digital learning space.

Rich Communication

LAS Online courses contain a rich collection of resources. This often includes high-quality video or audio lectures you can watch at your own pace and replay as often as needed.

Consistent Environment

LAS Online courses often run through the Learn@Illinois Moodle Service. This provides a consistent experience and excellent support for students across most courses. Most LAS Online courses establish regular weekly assignments and due dates. They also have a weekly overview with the most important and upcoming information for students available at the start of each week.

Accelerated Pace

Success in an online course requires discipline and organization. Our common eight-week courses move at an accelerated pace. Students usually dedicate 7 to 10 hours per week for an online course. Plan accordingly if working or travelling during the duration of the course.

Meeting Times

While most of the work in an online course can be done at any time before the deadline, many courses also include synchronous online meetings at fixed times. These meetings allow instructors to explain challenging concepts and students to ask questions in a live environment. Consider this commitment before registering.


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