Interactive courses are seven weeks long and have specific start and end dates. Students have the ability to interact and participate in discussions with classmates and faculty. Communication is asynchronous and there is no requirement for members of the class to be online at the same time. This interactive environment enriches course content, provides opportunity for discussion and encourages the exchange of ideas.
Hybrid courses blend classroom and online learning. Because much of the course content and some activities are moved online, the number of class meetings over the course of a term or semester is reduced. It is important to check the schedule of classes for start dates, as some courses begin online before meeting in the classroom while others have an initial class meeting and then continue online.