Online courses are similar to face-to-face courses as they cover the same learning outcomes and course content. However, they will differ in terms of content delivery and assessments. For example, the majority of our online courses are a mixture of synchronous and asynchronous moments; which means you might be working on your own or with a group, digesting course content, and then you might be attending a virtual office hours with your instructor. You will most likely not be experiencing full-fledged 3 hour online lectures – although some courses require this mode of delivery. The critical path will give you a better understanding of course expectations and a better sense of what parts of the course are asynchronous and what parts are synchronous.