Pursuing an online education in Maryville University allows students to have access to an impressive online management system which allows them to study the course, interact with other students and their instructors, and keep track of their progress. Here’s a quick run through of what the university’s online classroom is like.
A Quick Introduction to Canvas
Students enrolled in the university’s online program only need internet access to have access to Canvas, Maryville’s virtual classroom. Canvas has all kinds of features to make online learning fun, and this learning management system is constantly updated.
The Dashboard serves as Canvas’ Homepage, and this is the first thing students see after logging on to their account.
Canvas has all the necessary tools students need. There’s a help desk which is open round the clock as well and students can manage their profile on the Homepage.
There are also various tabs in Canvas. There’s a calendar tool where you can see the entire schedule for the semester including all quiz dates and assignment due dates. Students also have access to writing resources and the campus library through the resources tab. There’s also a courses tab where you can manage all the courses you are taking.
There’s also a groups tab where you can interact with other students should your coursework include a group project.
Accessing Your Coursework
The Dashboard also includes a tool where you can check the syllabus, information about your classmates and instructors, your grades, and more.
Students enrolled in online programs at Maryville University are almost always logged on to access Modules under the Courses tab. Each module has a link to all the week’s activities including readings, assignments, discussion boards, and quizzes.
Students usually have access to the coursework for the whole semester. This will help you make plans. The online classroom allows students to interact with their classmates and instructors through face to face interactions made possible through live video discussions, discussion boards, and the interactive tool Voice Thread.
Don’t worry if you have no idea what Voice Thread is, the syllabus provides a step by step guide on what you need to do.
For most lessons, the instructor uploads a video of the lesson. There are also recorded presentations in a video format. You can pause, fast forward, and rewind videos. All videos have transcripts, if there are slideshows and other media formats included in the presentation, they can be downloaded so you can go through everything in your own time.
Lessons are delivered through interactive media which allows students to gauge their knowledge by quizzing themselves about the course content. Another unique learning media in the nursing course involved case studies. Students diagnose patients, and their instructors provide feedback as they go through each step. Cases include audio material, and students can go through these cases as much as they want for practice. Materials can also be downloaded.
Another key part of most online courses is doing a group project. Students from different locations come together to discuss lessons using various tools like chat and live conferencing.
Being part of Maryville University involves collaborating with other students and interacting with your professors and classmates. This is all made possible through the university’s online classroom which allows students to have access to various tools to make their learning experience on par with actual classroom lessons.