Online, Blended, and Distance Learning

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE:

We are supporting faculty who need to move classes online. Faculty can:

Canvas Basics

Canvas Learning Management System is the primary platform that JMU Libraries and JMU IT support for online, blended, and distance learning.

Online, Blended, and Distance Learning by NumbersAbout Online, Blended, and Distance Learning

Online, blended, and distance learning enables teaching and learning activities beyond the boundary of a physical classroom. Reconceptualizing the presence and interactivity among class members, teachers and students utilize web-based or other types of high-tech or low-tech technologies to engage in acquiring and building knowledge with regular and substantive interaction between the students and the instructor synchronously or asynchronously.

At James Madison University (JMU), online, blended, and distance learning includes programs and curricula offered through online courses, blended courses, off-campus courses, study abroad programs, the Washington semester program, remote practicum assignments, and similar off-campus learning experiences for credit. The goal of JMU Libraries Online, Blended, and Distance Learning is to provide JMU students and faculty, in on- and off-campus locations, with the same library expertise, services, and support that are available to the campus community.

The JMU Libraries Online, Blended, and Distance Learning designs,  develops, coordinates, and collaborates a wide spectrum of programs for JMU faculty and students, aligning and referencing the following quality framework for online, blended, and distance education guidelines:

The JMU Libraries Online, Blended, and Distance Learning serve JMU community members to gain quality experience in teaching and learning with online, blended, and distance courses and programs. On this site, you will find support, service, and resource information for learning online and teaching online, and Libraries’ resources for online learning. We also value our expertise to inform the community and consistently evaluate our services based on current research in the fields.