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WesternOnline is a unit of Extended Education at Western Washington University that provides support in the development and delivery of quality online courses and programs for students in Washington State and across the globe.

Please browse around and let us know if you are interested in discussing online options by e-mailing WesternOnline@wwu.edu.

Term-based Courses

Term-based online courses follow the quarterly schedule. These courses have a set schedule with assignments due on specific dates, may be either asynchronous or synchronous, and will involve various levels of collaboration and communication. Most course content will be available in Canvas.

Self-Paced Courses

Self-paced Independent Learning courses are designed by Western faculty members so that students can start anytime and complete the course at their own pace within a six-month time frame. Most course materials are available online through Canvas but do not require online interaction with other students.

Degrees and Certificates

The online degrees and certificate offered by Western are highly interactive and high quality. These programs are term-based. Instructors have carefully designed the curriculum to suit the needs of a variety of learners. Visit the program pages below for additional information.


Student Resources

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Page Updated 05.08.2014