Online students are afforded several ways to engage with their education. There’s a self-directed format, meaning you can begin a course at the beginning of every month. Group learning typically consists of several students who follow a specific start-and-end date, as well as various assignments. A typical course requires completion of a number of assignments submitted online, and interaction with your instructor and/or other students through the online learning portal, Brightspace. There are several other course formats as well that can fit your needs.