Most or all of the course work in ETSU asynchronous courses will be completed through participation in the Desire2Learn learning management system. Most asynchronous courses require no on-campus or online synchronous class meetings but some may. Please read the information in GoldLink carefully and contact the department or instructor if you have questions regarding class meeting requirements. Asynchronous online courses are identified in GoldLink with a 9xx section number (example 900, 904, etc.) and Web-Based as the Instructional Method.
Students in these sections attend class at regularly scheduled times each week but they attend online through their home or work computer. With the addition of a webcam and microphone, the online synchronous student can interact fully with the instructor and other students in the course. Students can view recorded archives afterward to review important points or pick up items that might have been missed. Synchronous online courses are identified in GoldLink with a 99x section number (usually 990 or 995) and Web-Asynchronous as the Instructional Method.