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Types of Online Courses Offered at UA Fort Smith


 Types of Online Courses Offered

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith offers the following types of online courses: 

Full Online Course

  • The full online course has all course materials, class assignments, discussions, projects, and quizzes online.
  • There may be no requirement to come to the University campus, which means you may not meet with your instructor and classmates in person during the semester.  However, faculty are required to have online office hours which should be posted in the course syllabus.
  • All grades are recorded in the Grade Center in the online course.
  • The final examination (and other major examinations) must be completed in a proctored environment.  If you plan to take the examinations at a location other than the UAFS campus, you must complete the proctor form and obtain your instructor’s approval.
  • A fee will be charged for full online courses. (Contact the Records Office for details.)

 Hybrid Course

  • The hybrid course has the majority of course materials available online.
  • The instructor reduces the normal class meeting time by at least 1/3.
  • Most or all class assignments, discussions, projects, and quizzes are available online.
  • You can view your grades in the Grade Center in the online course.
  • You may meet your instructor and classmates in the classroom once or twice a week depending on your instructor.
  • You must take the final and other major examinations in the classroom.
  • A fee is charged for hybrid courses. (Contact the Records Office for details.)

Web-enhanced Course

  • The web-enhanced course may not be listed as an online course in the course catalog.
  • Some course materials are available online, such as the syllabus, calendar, announcements, contact information, PowerPoint lectures, teaching notes, and some lessons.
  • Faculty members may also put assignments and quizzes online so that you can submit assignments and take quizzes.
  • You can view your grades in the Grade Center
  • You must attend every class.
  • You must take the final and other major examinations in the classroom.
  • No fee will be charged for web-enhanced courses.