Remote Learning Guide


Asynchronous Learning

Asynchronous learning is a more flexible option as it happens on your schedule. The instructor will provide lectures, discussion boards, assignments and evaluations via Canvas and the students will have an ability to satisfy course requirements within a flexible time frame as discussed in the course syllabus. This is a vast majority of our remote learning sections.

Synchronous Learning

Synchronous learning is online or distance education that happens in real time. This means that the student, their classmates, and the instructor interact in a specific virtual place, through an instructor-chosen online medium, at a specific time. Methods of synchronous online learning may include video conferencing and live-streaming lectures via Zoom or Microsoft Teams or other platform. Synchronous learning typically provides for more classroom engagement and more dynamic exploration of the concepts and ideas with your peers. Technical difficulties like spotty Wi-Fi or unreliable computer can become a pressing concern with this modality.

Program-Specific Messages

Interior Design

Interior Design students should consult our Computer Requirements page to view recommended hardware configurations. Look for emails from your instructors before the start of the quarter. They will contact students on their class rolls to provide specific class requirements, instructions, and tech support resources. If you require assistance securing the required remote learning technology to participate fully in our classes, please contact Program Manager,, to inquire about remote access to lab computers and other solutions. Sign up to receive INDES Updates in the inbox of your choice. As news about additional technology solutions and resources become available, we will keep you informed.

Last Updated June 23, 2020