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Introducing NVU Live Online

Since its launch, NVU Online has been providing high-quality, web-based Northern Vermont University degree programs for students looking for a flexible, affordable education. Our asynchronous course delivery model — meaning that you choose when you will do the coursework and homework in a given week — offers you independence and flexibility. For students who are balancing professional and personal demands in addition to pursuing a degree, this flexibility is an essential component toward making college possible.

Now, we’re excited to offer a new option for students who want to augment the flexibility of online learning with a more personalized approach: NVU Live Online.

Student-Centered. Flexible. Personalized.

NVU Live Online takes the flexibility offered by traditional, asynchronous online classes and adds a regularly scheduled synchronous meeting time. You can still participate from your own computers, (as well as from one of more than thirty telepresence sites located around the state of Vermont.), but you’ll have the opportunity to have instantaneous conversations with the instructor and other students.You’ll get the flexibility of online education with the student-centered, individualized focus of a physical classroom.

Benefits of NVU Live Online

Immediacy: You can ask questions and receive immediate answers and feedback. Not quite grasping the concept? Your instructor can work with you right then and there to clarify. And direct screen sharing makes it so your instructor can walk you through a lesson, making it easier for you to follow.

Connection and Engagement: As a student in an NVU Live Online class, you’ll feel more connected — to the subject matter, the instructor, and the class community. You’ll be an active participant, engaging in class discussion and group work just as you would in a physical classroom.

Easier Transition from Campus-Based Classes: Many students find that synchronous classes make for an easier transition from traditional campus-based classes. The combination of individual work (class reading, homework, research) and the scheduled meeting is similar to campus-based classes, requiring less time and energy to adjust.

Accountability: Students must login at a certain time, be prepared for class (complete reading and assignments), and actively participate. This helps keep you on track and making progress toward succeeding in your coursework.

Program Features

  • Consistent class schedule
  • Easy-to-use online learning platform
  • Instructors who are professionals in their field
  • Direct screen sharing with instructors
  • Perfect for Dual Enrollment high school students


Bobbi Jo Carter, Associate Dean of Distance Education