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The College of Public Health follows the UNMC semester schedule with a fixed start and end date and offers online courses in the fall, spring and summer. Online classes are delivered using your internet connection and the UNMC learning management system (LMS) Canvas. 

Most COPH online courses are delivered in weekly modules that require you to sign in and interact multiple times each week. Each week you will likely complete required readings, activities, watch video lectures, visit websites, conduct research and participate with your fellow students in discussions, group work. There may also be weekly assignments, quizzes, tests, projects and papers due each week.

Online course commitment times vary, but the average students spend approximately 9-12 hours a week engaged in the LMS, completing discussions, assignments and other required activities per 3 credit hour course.

For maximum compatibility with Canvas and other applications, online students are required to have a computer that is less than five years old with an up-to-date browser (current or first previous release of Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Safari) and with a current operating system installed.  Online students are also required to have internet access with a minimum speed of 512kps, and a built-in or external web camera, and a microphone.