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Online learning at Hamline includes both fully online and blended (online combined with face-to-face) class opportunities. Online courses are offered in many Hamline programs, including in many professional development and certificate programs, a fully online Master's Degree in ESL, and a partially online MAED: Natural Science & Environmental Education. Blended courses are offered in continuing studies, certificate, licensure, and degree programs.
If you are considering an online or blended course, you may have many questions, including "what is online learning like?" or "what technology do I need?". Get answers to these questions and more in our FAQs on online learning.
Logging in to Blackboard
Blackboard courses do not become available until the course start date. If you login before that date, you may not see your course listed yet.
View instructions on how to register.
Is online learning right for me?
learning provides a unique learning experience. Acquisition and
synthesis of knowledge, community building, collaboration, social
interaction, all online. To create a robust online learning environment,
a number of technology tools may be employed. To be successful,
learners should consider the following:
learning takes time. You will be expected to log in to your course at
least 3 times per week. While you are not traveling to campus for class
sessions, you will be spending an equivalent amount of time online,
reading, completing assignments and online discussions; there will be
additional time for homework assignments as well. Expect to spend 10-15
hours per week on your online course.
LEARNER DISPOSITION: Successful
online learners will be self-motivated and self-disciplined, good
time-managers, comfortable with technology (both hardware and software),
and have good reading and writing skills.
TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS AND SKILLS: While
you don't need to be a technical wizard, you should be a frequent
computer user and be comfortable with your computer skills.
What is online learning like?
Courses are accessed through the internet
using Blackboard online learning course software. Each course has a
designated start and end date. Lessons are posted weekly by the course
instructor, and students select and work on the assignments. Whole-class
and small-group discussions are conducted through an internet-based
discussion tool. Students are required to contribute to each
discussion two to three times per week and may log on anytime day or
night. Students must spend adequate study time on the course (12-16
hours per week for a 4 semester credit course). Hamline's online
courses are NOT independent study experiences; they are collaborative
experiences in which students progress through course modules together,
working and discussing collaboratively.
How do I find a listing of currently offered online courses?
Click Search Courses and then search by COURSE LOCATION, specifying "Online." Clicking any course title will lead to specific course schedules, descriptions, and online or mail-in registration information.
How do I register for an online course?
You can register online via Piperline.
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