Already have plans for the summer? Heading to the beach or a great internship? Arts & Sciences Online Learning provides you with access to Penn classes wherever you are. Courses are offered in a number of disciplines and are designed to give you the flexibility you need to challenge yourself academically and still have the summer experience you wish to have.
Even though these classes are delivered at a distance, they provide students with a highly interactive learning experience through technologies such as Canvas course sites and Adobe Connect virtual classrooms. These online courses are for credit and can count towards degree requirements.
You can see all current online, for-credit course offerings and access the course-guide descriptions on our Online Courses page.
All online courses contain both live, professor-led class sessions and non-live, course-site activities. The scheduled meetings for an online course are when students log in to the Adobe Connect Pro classroom and attend class. Throughout the duration of the course, all class sessions are recorded so that students can refer to class discussions while writing blogs, discussion forum posts and other course activities.
There are several things you need to complete an online course successfully. We recommend all software, particularly browsers, be up to date before starting. Students may also be required to have a webcam and headset microphone, depending on the class.
For Adobe Connect:
For more information, see the official Adobe Connect tech specs page.
If you have specific questions about the technical requirements for SAS Online Learning courses, contact Online Learning Technical Support.
Before the start of the course, a member of the online team will email you with login information. If you have any further questions, please contact Online-Learning@sas.upenn.edu. You will also be enrolled in the Canvas course site after enrolling in the course; course sites for online classes are generally available a few days before the start of the term.