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Online Learning

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Overview

ELMS (Enterprise Learning Management System) is the online environment that supports online teaching and learning for face-to-face, blended, or online programs. ELMS offers access to the following: 

  • Static Content: Syllabi, schedules, announcements, and lecture notes.
  • Interactive Content: Discussion groups, live chats, and online assessments.

Students in face-to-face programs may use ELMS specifically for accessing Static Content.

Accessing ELMS

Access ELMS

  • Content loaded no earlier than 48 hours prior to the course start date. Some course instructors may wait until the first day of class to grant access.

Types of Online Learning

If the program is online or blended, here are the ways in which courses may be offered.

Asynchronous

  • Student is NOT required to login at a specific time and participate in course activities, and access and complete course work at any time during the defined length of a course. An asynchronous course will have this notation in Testudo (UMD’s online schedule of classes): Class time/details on ELMS.

Synchronous

  • Student is required to login at a specific time and includes with live instruction and engagement among program participants. A synchronous course will indicate this information either within the course description or list a specific online meeting time in Testudo (UMD’s online schedule of classes).

Blended

  • Student is required to attend class meetings or exams on campus as well as to participate in an online element. This online element will have the notation in Testudo (UMD’s online schedule of classes): Class time/details on ELMS (meaning that the instructor will let you know) or it will have a specific online meeting time listed.

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