CLS makes distance education possible by adding video conference capability to some regularly scheduled Master of Divinity classes. Our venture into distance education is a blended delivery format; each class is taught in the traditional manner with in-class Master of Divinity and Open Studies students, but also makes use of Adobe Connect (video conference capability) to share live lectures with distant students. Both on-campus and distant students use Moodle (course management system) to share documents and for asynchronous collaboration.
Distance education is a delivery mode, not a program. Prospective students desiring to take part in CLS courses from a distance normally apply to the Open Studies program.
(Open Studies students take academic courses for credit, and are normally on a non-pastoral track. Courses completed in Open Studies may be subsequently applied to a degree, but admission to this program does not guarantee admissibility to a Master's program.)
Registered students receive login instructions for Moodle and Adobe Connect from the Registrar. All other course instructions are available through Moodle.
Extension by Distance
Some Extension activities sponsored by CLS will be available through the video conferencing technology of Adobe Connect. Participants connect to the live events using their computer and internet connection. See minimum equipment requirements here.