Welcome to Penn Nursing Online Learning!
Online Learning at the School of Nursing features fully and partially-online, for-credit courses that use both online course sites (in Canvas) and video conferencing tools (usually Adobe Connect or BlueJeans).
More than just a means to download course readings and email classmates, online learning at Penn Nursing is designed to facilitate faculty and student interaction and collaboration. Through multimedia tools, asynchronous and synchronous lectures, and real-time discussion, students become actively engaged with the material.
To help make your online learning experience the best possible, access the Technology Orientation for Online Learning:
|How are online courses different from other courses I have attended?|
The following breakdown illustrates the differences among online, hybrid (partially online), and traditional courses you may have attended previously.
Adapted from: About Online Learning, University of Washington Bothell
|How do I identify an online or hybrid course?|
In the Penn Registrar course timetable, look for the locations highlighted below:
|How do I know if I’m ready for an online course?|
Find out if you are prepared for online learning by taking the quiz below:
|What are the benefits and challenges of taking an online Penn Nursing course?|
|What can I expect from online courses in terms of workload?|
Much more time will be spent communicating through formal and informal writing in online and hybrid courses. Be sure to check the syllabus for the instructor’s preferences for communication format, writing conventions, etc.
|How can I use Canvas on my mobile device as a student?|
You can access Canvas from any browser on your Android/iOS device. However, mobile browsers are not supported, and features may not function as expected compared to viewing Canvas in a fully supported desktop browser. On mobile devices, Canvas is designed to be used within Canvas mobile applications.
We are actively improving our native mobile applications to support as many Canvas features as possible. Instructure has two native mobile applications for students free for download on both phones and tablets.