MTSU Online Course Types

This table should assist faculty course developers and chairs as they plan their various online courses. Some additional resources include the Registrar's course types page, and the MTSU Online course development process.

Course Type Name
Instructional
Delivery
Scheduling and
Meetings
Tuition and fees
Course Section Number
Design /
Review
Process*
Faculty Stipend ($)
Online
Asynchronous online through D2L.

Cannot have any required synchronous or in-person on-ground meetings. 

Optional meetings or orientations may be offered. Students cannot be penalized for non-attendance. 

If proctored exams are required, information will be listed in the class schedule.

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E-Rate Eligible

 

D

Full development and review

Yes

Synchronous
Online
Synchronous online with additional asynchronous interactions through D2L. Required synchronous online meeting times on adjusted meeting times schedule. Distance Education Fees apply icon

D

Expedited review

No

Synchronous
(Remote)
Synchronous online with support through D2L. Required synchronous online meetings during standard scheduled meeting times. Distance Education Fees apply icon D Expedited review if a new course** No
Blended--Distance
Education
Significant portion takes place asynchronously online through D2L, with portions (less than 50% of course) occurring in-person on-ground. Required in-person on-ground meetings on adjusted meeting times schedule for less than 50% of required course time. Distance Education Fees apply icon BD Full development and review Yes
Blended--On-Ground
Significant portion (50% or more of course) takes place on-ground, with portions occurring remotely or online.

Required in-person on-ground meetings on adjusted meeting times schedule for more than 50% of required course time.

N/A

B Not applicable No
Accelerated
Online
Asynchronously online through D2L.

Course offered in an 8-week schedule each Fall or Spring semester.

Students may mix accelerated courses with full-term course not to exceed 18 hours total.

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E-Rate Eligible

D Full development and review Yes

 

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*Full == Full MTSU Online course development process applies.  Process includes course development / redevelopment proposal; MTSU Online instructional designer assignment, support, and review; and departmental review / approval.
Review-Only == No MTSU Online course development processes apply.  Course is submitted to MTSU Online for review relating to alignment with quality and best practices associated with FERPA, accessibility, and SACSCOC accreditation standards.  Department is responsible for final approval.

**Synchronous (Remote) courses previously offered as REMOTE do not need new review.