Online Courses & Learning
About Online Learning
Online courses can be asynchronous, synchronous, or hybrid.
- Asynchronous: Student is NOT required to login at a specific time. An asynchronous course will only have this notation: TBA (WEB ONLINE). Section number begins with “WB”.
- Synchronous: Student is required to login at a specific time. A synchronous course will indicate this information either within the course description or list a specific online meeting time. Section number begins with “WB”.
- Hybrid: 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 TBA (WEB ONLINE) or it will have a specific online meeting time. Section number begins with “HY”.
Accessing Your Online Course
ELMS is the online environment that supports most online courses at Maryland. Some instructors do not use ELMS. If a course does not show up after you login to ELMS, contact your instructor.
- To access an online course through ELMS, click here.
- The course instructor must first load the online course into ELMS. Usually this occurs no later than 24 hours prior to the course’s start date.
- Once the course is in ELMS, registered students have automatic access: click here.
- Only students who are registered and on the official class list can access the course.
- If you registered late, it may take up to 24 hours for the system to add you into ELMS.
- If you were canceled for non-payment, you will lose access immediately.
Winter Term Online Courses
Courses are listed below in alphabetical order by academic unit.
- Click on an individual course for class schedule information.
- When available, the course instructor has provided a sample or tentative copy of the course syllabus. This sample or tentative copy should be used to determine course work load requirements. It should NOT be used for purchasing textbooks. Information contained in these documents is subject to change.