Online learning at the University of Montevallo offers the same high-quality UM classroom experience with the flexibility to tailor to your schedule.
All courses at the University of Montevallo (UM) are web-enhanced, meaning that faculty use the learning management system (LMS), at a minimum, to provide access to course documents (e.g., syllabi) and communicate with students. Traditional or in-person (TR) classes are taught exclusively in person but may be designated as flexible (FX) if students have the option to participate in the course either in-person or virtually.
The University defines an online course as a course that never meets in-person; all content is delivered online through the LMS (e.g., Canvas), email, Zoom, or Microsoft Teams. Online courses may be synchronous, asynchronous, or a combination of the two. An online synchronous (OS) course requires students to log in at a scheduled time (e.g., in order to participate in a live-streamed session). In an online asynchronous (OA) course, students may be required to meet deadlines for work submissions, but they are not required to log in at a scheduled time. Online hybrid (OH) courses use a combination of synchronous and asynchronous instruction.
A hybrid course is a course that includes at least one traditional (in-person) meeting but meets less than 50% of the time in person. Traditional hybrid (HY) courses use a combination of in-person and asynchronous online instruction. Hybrid remote (HR) uses a combination of in-person and synchronous online meetings.
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UM is a subscribing member of Quality Matters, a leading global organization for quality assurance in online and innovative learning environments. Our distance education courses have been recognized as among the best available in higher education in the state of Alabama.