The University of Washington utilizes a variety of platforms to support active, online learning and therefore we are able to offer our program fully online in addition to our campus program. The platforms used include the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS), the Sonic Foundry’s MediaSite system for class capture, and Adobe Connect Meeting for live, interactive classroom meeting and TA discussions.
Online students utilize all of these platforms to support their learning experience either real-time or on-demand. Classroom students use the Canvas LMS and share the same assignments, resources, and discussion groups with their online peers. Classroom students may also use on-demand recordings of course lectures on the MediaSite class capture system to reinforce their classroom learning experience.
Online students are not required to come to campus; the coursework can be completed entirely at a distance. Online students living in the local Puget Sound area can sometimes attend lectures on campus, as long as there is room in the class and it works with the student's schedule. Local online students sometimes choose to take their course midterms and final exams on campus. Remote online students arrange a proctor each quarter for exams.