About Distance Education @DeSales


Attending classes from an off-campus location can be an excellent option for many busy students.  

Distance education at DeSales encompasses everything from video conference courses to hybrid (a combination of in-class and online) to online courses. 

The online environment can be an exciting way to learn!

The quality and content of an online course is identical to its traditional counterpart — the outcomes and goals of online courses are unchanged in comparison to traditional courses. However, the teaching and learning tools can be different, opening up many new collaboration and education opportunities. At DeSales University, we strive to present instruction in a way that is unique to the online environment.    

Synchronous vs. asynchronous classes

In synchronous courses, faculty and students all share the same virtual learning space at the same time. It's a similar experience to the traditional classroom experience, only instead of going to class, the classroom comes to you. In asynchronous courses, you, your instructor, and classmates share a virtual learning space, but you'll go online and participate at times that are convenient to you. At DeSales, online courses can be synchronous, asynchronous or a blend of both. 

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DeSales uses Blackboard Learn as our online learning environment