Students may choose to participate in online synchronous courses offered at ETSU. Synchronous courses may only be offered as standalone courses and cannot be combined with on-ground courses.
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.
Students must be admitted to the university and must have completed any prerequisites before registration. Please read the information in Goldlink carefully and contact the department or instructor if you have questions regarding class meeting requirements.
Synchronous online courses are identified in GoldLink with a 99x section number (example 990, 991, etc.) and "Web" as the Instructional Method.
Beginning after the Spring 2023 semester, ETSU is adding a new designation for synchronous online courses that are broadcast
from an in-person classroom. These broadcast sessions will be known as remote to better
differentiate them from a more intentional online-only synchronous course. This change is to help students understand what to expect when they register for
Departments should build remote courses with a "TWY" course delivery code in Goldlink and use a 5xx section number. This new remote designation will not trigger the online course fee for students, and will not be eligible for the eRate.
Within D2L, in-person courses can be combined with remote designated online courses, but not synchronous online courses.
Here is more information about the new designations: ETSU Course Delivery Methods. Please reach out to either ATS or the registrar's office with questions.
Thank you for your patience while we make this transition. We believe it will better serve our students. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.
Visit this site for more information on ETSU's current web conferencing system.
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