Our success tips will help you make the most of your educational experience. Whether you need support with managing your time, understanding the online learning environment, learning about our various course formats, or brushing up on best practices for discussion forums, we’ve got you covered.
Taking an online course can offer many real benefits, but the experience can be new and different for many students. While you may not need to be in the classroom on a specific day each week, you’ll still need to manage your time well to complete assignments on time. Forum posts, assignments, quizzes, and reading will still be due at regular intervals. Continue reading for tips to help you stay on track!
Finding your Work - Life - School balance is critical when tackling a new degree program. Whether online or in-person, getting organized and managing your time well is a skill you’ll need to be successful. Continue reading to brush up on your skills with our tips!
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Course Formats at Granite State College
Meet every week of the term on campus for face-to-face instruction between students and instructors.
Six Week/Intensives (IN)
Our six-week/intensives are fast-paced courses in which you'll be working both independently and in collaboration with your fellow students and instructor on a regular basis. Six-week/intensive courses have a shorter add/drop period than regulary 12 week courses.
Course instruction occurs completely online and there is no face-to-face requirement
Blended courses are a combination of face-to-face and online instruction. You'll meet each week on campus and the remaining instruction occurs online.
Hybrid courses meet on campus during certain pre-selected weeks during the term. Remaining instruction occurs online.
Online Blended (OB)
Online blended courses occur completely online throughout the term and include weekly scheduled live video sessions between students and the instructor. Online Blended courses utilize Zoom, our web conferencing software.
Online Hybrid (OH)
Online hybrid courses occur completely online throughout the term and incorporate several live video sessions between students and the instructor. The term's course schedule lists specific dates and times of the live video sessions. Online Hybrid Courses utilize Zoom, our web conferencing software.
Field-Based courses include 1:1 weekly meetings during the course based on times mutually determined by the student and instructor.
Learn about the various types of discussion forums available in Moodle, our online learning environment, and how best to create a powerful discussion post.