Q1: What is a full online course?
A full online course is delivered 100% online via the Canvas learning management system, where face-to-face sessions are replaced with video conferencing sessions known as virtual office hours.
Full online courses feature an assortment of virtual learning tools, interactive activities and other resources designed to keep students fully engaged in an exclusively online learning environment.
Q2: Are the assigned course credit units the same for a full online course, a blended course and a face-to-face course?
Yes. The assigned course credit units (e.g. 5 credit units) are the same for a course, regardless of the mode of its delivery.
Q3: If I enrol in a full online course, are there any online classes that I am required to attend, at a specific time every week?
If you enrol in a full online course, there are virtual office hours on a fixed day and time every week, where you are encouraged to take part in a live online session with your instructor.
Virtual office hours are between 7.00pm – 9.00pm on the scheduled course run day.
Q4: Is there a minimum number of hours that I need to spend online to complete a full online course?
There is no minimum number of hours that you need to spend online to complete a full online course. You have the flexibility to access your learning materials and complete your course activities at your own pace and time as long as you meet the stipulated deadlines for the course.
Q5: Will there be an examination component for the full online course?
This varies from course to course. If your course has an examination component, it will be administered on campus, and will be the same examination undertaken by both students taking the online course and those taking the on campus face-to-face course.
Q6: Will the subsidies and grants that are applicable to my education with SUSS be applicable to the full online courses?
Yes. The subsidies and grants that are applicable to your education with SUSS will be applicable to the full online courses.