MassBay offers over 100 academic online and hybrid courses. These for-credit courses are the same as those offered in the classroom, varying only by modality. They follow the same semester schedule as other classes. Online and hybrid classes are taught by MassBay faculty and are an appropriate choice for many students. Fully online courses typically require no regular class time on campus although may include an on-campus orientation session, proctored examinations or other campus visits.
Online courses differ from classroom-based courses in that instruction is conducted online using a variety of technologies. .
Students in hybrid courses have reduced scheduled class time on campus and receive a portion of instruction online. The proportion of online instruction to classroom instruction may vary from course to course because instructors design hybrid courses based on specific instructional objectives.
Online and hybrid courses are not self-paced. They include set assignment deadlines and weekly course requirements.
Examples of technologies that students may use in online and hybrid courses include: discussion boards, multimedia presentations, online quizzes and tests, interactive simulations, Microsoft Office Suite products and other common Web tools (such as blogs, social media and ePortfolios)
Further questions about online learning at MassBay can be emailed to the Office of Online Education and Technology Innovation at MassBayOnline@massbay.edu