Course Features

The UW Independent Learning team takes pride in the quality of our courses. We are continuously working to develop new coursework, revise older courses to keep them fresh and engaging, and offer additional resources to make our students lives’ easier. Here are some of the features and resources available to Independent Learning students:

  • Engaged faculty: our expert faculty are all affiliated with the UW System. They’re also all committed to engaging with UW Independent Learning students. That means when you submit assignments or post on discussion boards, you can expect to engage directly with your course faculty member. Better yet, our faculty want to help you meet your goals – so if you’re looking for an accelerated course experience, many of our faculty are willing to work to accommodate your schedule. Learn more about our faculty.
  • Success Coaches: Our Success Coaches are skilled professionals available to provide guidance and help you navigate your UW Independent Learning course experience. Whether you have a billing question, want to apply for a course extension, or need study tips, your Success Coach is your go-to resource. You can also expect to hear from your coach through periodic check-ins to discuss how things are going and how we can continue to support your success.
  • Innovative media: as new courses are developed and existing courses are updated, students will encounter engaging presentation and video content to improve the learning experience. Many of our existing courses have already incorporated this innovative media!