Expand Your Horizons

Online Course Experience

Learn what it's like to be an online student at Benedictine University. From student engagement to interactive design, we work to provide you with the most engaging experience possible.

Our programs are delivered in a consistent, easy-to-use framework via the Engage Learning Management System (LMS), incorporating innovative instructional principles to provide a productive and enjoyable learning experience. New students will benefit from a preparatory Success Strategies course, which introduces the online learning experience and the LMS.

The D2L Learning Management System

With a focus on usability and design, our online framework is built according to industry best practices and is always improving.

  • Easy to use
  • Improved communication
  • Live chat with faculty and classmates
  • Increased social presence
  • See who else is online

Course Design Based on the Latest Research

Our online courses incorporate best practices from the Community of Inquiry Framework (CoI). This model ensures the communal aspect of teaching and learning is not lost in the transition to the online format.

Continuous Improvement

We consistently identify ways to improve our programs by measuring learning outcomes and asking for feedback from students. We also strive to keep our online programs topical and relevant to industry trends and employer needs. This is part of our commitment to continuous innovation and improvement.

Classroom Interaction

Each program affords numerous ways to engage with and get to know your classmates from around the world. Chances to connect include:

  • Virtual coffee chats with classmates and faculty
  • Virtual webinars
  • Online student groups
  • Online chat

Approachable, Engaging Faculty

Our faculty members pride themselves on being readily available to students by offering several connection opportunities that can include:

  • Weekly office hours
  • Regular feedback
  • Discussion boards
  • Live chat

In a recent alumni survey, more than 80 percent of alumni reported that they were highly satisfied with the level of faculty interaction throughout their online program.

Hands-On Learning

All programs feature applied learning opportunities that may include:

  • Internships
  • Practicum experiences
  • Business simulations
  • Residencies
  • Mini capstone experiences

To learn more about the online course experience at Benedictine University, request more information or call (866) 295-3104.