Online Learning

FIT offers topflight preparation for the new creative economy — but that doesn’t mean you need to be here in person to access it. Our online courses are flexible enough to fit into your busy schedule. Find out how you can work FIT’s online courses and degrees into your future.

Flexible Learning Options That Fit Your Life

Sometimes, you really want to be in person to speak with a professor firsthand and collaborate with your peers. Other times, learning from home is more convenient.

That’s why FIT offers almost 900 online course sections per year, plus four online degree programs. All our online courses are open to both degree and nondegree students, as well as international students.

FIT online learning

Online courses run asynchronously on the same semester schedule as face-to-face courses. Activities in online courses are the same as in a traditional class: Students read course materials, write papers, conduct research, take exams, and communicate with their instructor and fellow students. Students and faculty use technology as a tool in completing these tasks and leverage the wealth of resources available through the internet.

Online courses work best for independent learners with strong reading and writing skills. You may be expected to participate in online discussions with your class several times per week. 

If you opt to take an online course, you will access it through Brightspace

Online Learning Success

Before you get involved in an online course, read through the details about what’s expected, how to sign up, and who can support you if you need it.
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Current Online Student Resources

Tips and resources for success in online courses, including how to log in to your Blackboard account. 

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Registration and Dates

Online credit courses run on the same schedule as in-person courses. Check out this important information about how to register.

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Our Mission

This office works to strategically expand FIT’s online and blended course offerings, and it supports faculty and students in teaching and learning.

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View the questions about online learning that we get most often

Faculty Support

The Office of Online Learning and Academic Technologies supports and trains faculty members who teach—or want to teach—online, blended, web-enhanced, or remote courses. Visit Teaching in Brightspace and Beyond for details about workshops, training sessions, and other ways we can help you.