Student Resources

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Armed with a computer and the Internet, you enter a virtual classroom where the meeting schedule is, to a great extent, managed by you – the student. This type of asynchronous model (one that doesn’t require you to attend online classes at a specific time) allows you to complete coursework at your own pace. You will still have reading assignments, faculty recordings and other online resources, group discussions, exams etc., but online learning gives you the liberty to decide when to complete most of these tasks within a given timeframe.

As an eLearning student, you will have a dashboard or control panel that is accessed through your computer. Miami uses Canvas, the fastest growing learning management system in the country. It connects you to your professor and your classmates, and is the jumping off point for you to start taking classes electronically. This centralized system provides a user-friendly platform where you can review your syllabus, find readings and videos, dialogue with fellow students, participate in group discussions and projects, review feedback, review text and video messages from your professor, and more. ELM offers the support you need to make the process seamless. Learn more about Canvas.

Are you ready for eLearning? Take our brief quiz to help you decide. Just take 2-3 minutes to answer a few questions. Your final score will measure your readiness for successfully completing an online course.