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 Online Seminars.
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 are the same for all courses, regardless of the mode of 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 online seminars on a fixed day and time every week, where you are encouraged to take part in a live online session with your instructor.
Online Seminars are usually conducted between 7.00pm - 9.00pm on the scheduled course run day.
As some courses award class participation marks for attendance and active engagement in these seminars, you are encouraged to check the course schedule before you sign up for an online course, so as to ensure you can participate in all the online seminars.
Q4: Is there a minimum number of hours that I need to spend online to complete a full online course?
For Undergraduate courses, 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.
For Graduate courses, you do need to set aside about 10 hours a week completing the reading, working on the assignments, and preparing for the online seminars, in order for you to maximise your learning from 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 according to the course exam timetable shown in the Course Registration, 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.