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 Orientation for Online Learning

Welcome to the UMD Online Learning Orientation.

Online learning takes place in a virtual learning environment on your computer.

Your link to the online course materials, your instructor and your fellow students will provide you with information, assignments, interaction and collaboration that broaden the capabilities of a traditional classroom setting.

Active online communication with your instructor and classmates is characteristic of virtual learning. In addition, fully online programs allow students to complete all required courses without ever meeting in a traditional classroom.

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Online programs and courses are offered by the Departments and Colleges of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, in collaboration with the Division of Professional and Continuing Education and UMass Online.

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