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A Note on Distance Education Classes


Distance classes come in many different flavors. Check with your department contact on how the course has been advertised to the students and what the expectations are in terms of:

  • Regular class meetings via Collaborate (a "synchronous" distance class)
  • No regular class meetings (an "asynchronous" distance class)
  • Non-mandatory class meetings via Collaborate 

The other classification of distance classes is how much of the course is "location based":

  • Traditional courses- 51% or more location-based delivery 
  • Blended courses - up to 50% location-based
  • eLearning courses - No location-based delivery

UAA's Distance Education Service provides support for distance classes
M - F 8 am - 5 pm 
Phone (907) 786-1730 or Tollfree 1-855-582-2337 (AK Only) 
Fax (907) 786-1008 

Course design and delivery help are available at Academic Innovations and eLearning
M - F 8 am - 5 pm
(907) 786-4496
UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 215 

Your campus may have additional supports for faculty teaching distance classes.