College of Liberal Arts

Online Courses

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We develop and support innovative online courses, bringing world-class UT faculty and students together through technology.


Marla Gilliland
Online Course Development

Mezes 3.310
marla@austin.utexas.edu
512-232-2446

Live-Streaming Courses

Work within the discipline of a set class time. Lectures are streamed live to your computer, and include class activities, discussions and interviews with experts in the field. Attend class by logging into the class website through Canvas during scheduled class times. Visit the 24/7 test stream to test your computer and network connection before classes start.

On-Demand Courses

Work at your own pace with weekly deadlines. Classes include pre-recorded lecture segments, activities, readings, discussions and expert interviews accessed through Canvas and subject to established deadlines, but completed on your own time.


Example Projects and Information

Students of Jazz Appreciation enjoy live jazz performances online

In Fall of 2017, hundreds of students from the University of Texas logged on to their live online Jazz Appreciation course at class time, just like every other day of the semester. Through interactive tools used in the course, they virtually met members of a seven-piece jazz band, asked questions, and watched performances led by their professor, Dr. Jeff Hellmer.

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Ancient play brought to life by online Introduction to Classical Mythology students

Students in Dr. Steve Lundy's Introduction to Classical Mythology course worked throughout the semester to bring a performance of Euripides' The Bacchae to life online in real-time. They created sets, designed costumes, and rehearsed before the show. This performance allowed students to more fully understand a very complex and often difficult-to-understand play.