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Your Online Learning Experience

At University College, courses are offered 100% online or in the evenings on campus at the University of Denver. We respect your commitment of time, resources, and energy, and we are dedicated to providing programs that are flexible to meet your needs.

Why we believe in an online education

The mission of University College is to provide access to education at the University of Denver, and we believe online coursework helps deliver this mission. It’s flexible, convenient, and as rigorous as traditional delivery methods.

All the ways you can learn online

Choose the delivery mode that best meets your needs. You can switch your format for each class, so you can stick with one delivery mode or try multiple modes during your time at University College.
100% Online

100% Online

With 24/7 access to course content, you can log on anytime from anywhere in the world.

Hybrid

Hybrid

Hybrid courses meet half online and half on campus, providing the flexibility you need to maintain a school-work-life balance.

HyFlex

HyFlex

Here’s your opportunity to come to campus or log on from home at specific class times—it’s up to you!

Online Education

Top FAQs

Do online classes meet at specific times

No, online classes are asynchronous which means there is no designated time to log in.

What is a HyFlex course?

A HyFlex course meets online and on campus at the same time, giving students the option of attending class face-to-face on campus or online (or a combination of both).

Is every program offered online?

Yes, every master’s degree program and the bachelor’s completion program can be completed entirely online without ever coming to the University of Denver campus (though we hope to see you at graduation!).

Are there additional fees to take online classes?

No, all classes have a $4 per credit technology fee whether the class is offered online or on campus.

Canvas, Your Online Learning Platform

The University of Denver uses the learning management system Canvas, which offers an intuitive interface for accessing course content. From embedded videos to interactive presentations, dynamic discussion boards to real-time chat, Canvas delivers your course via the web or downloadable app. Interested in seeing Canvas in action? View our Student Success Course to see a sample of how Canvas works.

“It had been several years since I had gone to school and things had changed a lot. I had never done an online program and my advisor was there every step of the way and so were my professors. It was really nice to have that kind of experience.”

—Diana, 2023 graduate

Access to course materials, syllabus, assignments, and more.

When you attend University College, you’re always a keystroke or swipe away from your course. You’ll have full access to…

  • Syllabus
  • Discussions
  • Lecture Videos
  • Assignments & Grades
  • Readings
  • Chat & Email

 

“The online experience was really easy to navigate. I was able to take my coursework when I traveled or if I was up in the mountains and still engage with my colleagues and my peers.”
—Randi, 2023 graduate

“In every class, I was supported not only by my professors, but by my peers. We engaged in highly collaborative assignments and the online classes were designed to be very approachable.”

—Wanda, 2023 graduate

Connect with your instructor virtually

Your instructor is there to support you on your educational journey. Whether you’re outside of Colorado or down the street in Denver, you’ll have direct access to your instructor and can set up…

  • Zoom sessions
  • Phone calls
  • Meet Ups on Canvas Chat
  • In-Person Meetings
  • Chat & Email

 

“I’ve had some amazing instructors here. University College’s instructors have real life experience, but they’re also really good at engaging and pushing you to the next level.”
—Samar, 2023 graduate

More FAQs

What learning management system does University College use?

University College uses the Canvas learning management system. Canvas is a cloud-based learning management system that allows faculty to deliver courses in dynamic ways. Students can access Canvas through web browsers, mobile devices, and tablets. The learning management system has a vast repository of online guides to help ensure that you can focus on learning the content and not the technical basics.

How long do online classes last?

Each term is 10 weeks in duration.

How do I interact with my peers in online classes?

You can connect with your peers through interactive discussion boards that integrate text, video, and audio tools. Students also have the opportunity to connect with peers in Canvas online group spaces, through instant chat, email, and virtual meeting spaces, such as Zoom. Some faculty embed educational technology tools into Canvas so that you can connect with other students, while mastering new collaboration tools.

How will I meet with my instructor?

You can meet and communicate with your instructor via phone, Zoom, Teams, and/or email.

What technology requirements do I need?

Regular consistent access to a computer and internet with the following specifications is required: at minimum, students should have Windows 8, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10 Home or Pro (recommended) and Apple users should have a Mac OS 10.10.5 or above. While Canvas has been carefully crafted to accommodate low bandwidth environments, the minimum of 512kbps is required. Audio and video computer capabilities are needed for most classes.