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What It’s Like To Take an Online Class at CCU

You're busy, and pursuing your education while juggling professional and personal responsibilities might seem impossible. However, with CCU's online course format, the dream of earning a degree has become more attainable than ever. Taking online classes at CCU presents a transformative opportunity to balance education, work, and personal commitments effectively. If you've ever wondered what it's like to take an online class at CCU, read on and find out how CCU makes it possible.

Integration of Faith and Learning

CCU's unique integration of faith and learning connects your faith with academic studies and learning in a way that helps you grow professionally and spiritually. You will examine how your faith can inform and shape the way you approach your studies and apply your knowledge to real-world situations by:

Providing a Sense of Purpose: Understanding how your studies relate to your faith and how you can use your knowledge to serve others and make a positive impact in the world helps you find a higher meaning and purpose in your studies.
Encouraging Critical Thinking: Thinking critically about your beliefs and how they relate to your academic studies can help you develop a deeper understanding of both your faith and your academic subject matter.
Enhancing Moral and Ethical Development: Developing a strong moral and ethical foundation based on your religious beliefs can help you make ethical decisions and act with integrity in your personal and professional lives.
Fostering Community: Creating a sense of community with other students who share a common faith or religious worldview can provide support and encouragement as you navigate the challenges of academic studies and personal growth.
Values-based education: Providing a values-based education that emphasizes the importance of faith, morality, and character development. You are taught to live your life based on Christian principles, which can help you develop a strong sense of purpose and direction.
Supportive community: Provides a supportive community of like-minded individuals who share similar values and beliefs. This can create a sense of belonging and support that helps you succeed academically and personally.
Character development: Emphasizing the development of character and encouraging you to live your life with integrity, compassion, and humility. You are taught to value service to others, and you are encouraged to use your talents and abilities to make a positive impact in the world.

Flexible Schedule

One of the most significant advantages of taking online classes at CCU is the asynchronous format. At CCU, most assignments are due Wednesdays and Sundays. When you study and complete those assignments is up to you. Unlike traditional brick-and-mortar institutions where you must adhere to a fixed schedule, online courses provide the flexibility to study at your own pace. Your education should work around your schedule and not the other way around.

Asynchronous learning allows you to access course materials and lectures whenever it suits you, fitting your educational goals into your busy life. This flexibility means you can maintain your work commitments, fulfill family responsibilities, and pursue personal interests while pursuing your degree. It empowers you to design a learning schedule that aligns with your unique circumstances, making online education a practical and accessible option for busy adults like you.

Supportive Technology

All degree courses offered at CCU are facilitated through the Brightspace Learning Management System. Taking online classes in Brightspace offers you a comprehensive and user-friendly virtual learning experience. With its intuitive interface, interactive tools, and personalized features, Brightspace provides a platform that facilitates seamless communication, collaboration, and content delivery.

As online education continues to expand, platforms like Brightspace play a crucial role in bridging the gap between traditional classrooms and virtual learning environments, offering a rich and engaging educational experience for students worldwide.

Interactive Discussions

Online classes don't have to be isolating. Every online class at CCU includes assignments that encourage and require class participation in discussions. This interactive format helps you get to know your classmates and provides an environment of support and encouragement. Most students make positive connections this way that follow them all the way through graduation.

Setting You Up for Success

From inquiry to graduation, you will be supported by dedicated CCU staff and faculty. Your Enrollment Counselor will help walk you through the enrollment process and make sure you have everything you need to succeed as a new student. Your Student Service Advisor will help you create a degree plan that works for you and will help keep you on track to meet your goals.

We know writing a paper can be daunting, so we give you access to Perrla, a tool that helps you build and format your papers. You will also have access to tutorials and examples that will help you along your educational journey.

Faculty have dedicated office hours when they can be reached for questions or discussions. You won't have to worry about searching for books for your class either. Your resource fee includes a service that will automatically send your required books to you for each class. One less thing for you to worry about.

Embracing the flexibility of online education and prioritizing faith integration allows you to pursue your educational goals without sacrificing your work-life balance or your spiritual convictions. With determination, self-discipline, and a supportive online community, you can embark on a rewarding educational journey that shapes your future and empowers you to make a positive impact in your personal and professional life.

Pursue your passion and find your calling with a degree program that fits your schedule at Colorado Christian University.

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