Distance Learning

Each semester, LIM College offers select courses in a distance learning format.

Instead of attending classes on campus, students can take some or all of their courses virtually. Canvas*, our Learning Management System, is the primary means through which LIM College conducts its distance learning, allowing the instructor to post the syllabus, course materials, and activities/assignments.

Canvas allows the use of several communication tools:

  • Discussion Boards
  • Email
  • Real-time chat
  • Video-conferencing

Learning materials vary from class to class, but may include:

  • Readings
  • Recorded Lectures
  • Videos | Podcasts
  • Industry interviews
  • Interactive lessons
  • Web resources

Learning activities may include:

  • Reviewing and responding to recorded lectures
  • Responding to online discussion prompts
  • Recording audio/video responses to discussion prompts
  • Writing essays, reflections, and research papers
  • Participating in individual, pair, or group projects
  • Creating multi-media presentations
  • Assessing your learning through quizzes

Distance Learning Classes

  • Are academically equivalent to traditional face-to-face courses and satisfy the same requirements towards your degree.
  • Allow you to fit school, work, and your personal life into your schedule.
  • Offer the flexibility to choose where and when you complete your lessons.

The class is held entirely online with no scheduled class meetings. Students log into Canvas to access the syllabus, course materials, assignments/activities, and to connect with their classmates. Online courses offer ultimate flexibility. While students can choose when and where they work, there are weekly deadlines for learning activities, assignments, and exams.

Hybrid courses are a carefully planned blend of scheduled class meetings (on-campus or via video conferencing) and online instruction via Canvas. This often follows the pattern of one scheduled class meeting with online activities/assignments in Canvas. Hybrid courses combine the best of both styles of instruction. Hybrid courses give you more flexibility in learning, and regular participation in both parts of the class is essential for success.


*All students and faculty have a Canvas account. At a minimum, all faculty post their course syllabi and course assignments in Canvas.

Canvas Support

Canvas support is available 24/7. Users can contact Canvas Support through the Help menu in Canvas Global Navigation.

Canvas Support

Technology Requirements

To use Canvas, along with other course technologies, we recommend you have access to certain pieces of hardware / software.

See Requirements