Online Learning

It’s easy to enhance your knowledge with an online course!

Metro Continuing Education is pleased to provide you with a wide selection of online courses designed to give you the flexibility and convenience of learning on your own time.

To provide students with the best array of choices, our online courses are sourced from two different providers: UGotClass (look under the Online Learning heading) and ed2go.

Both providers offer online classrooms that are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  The courses are self-guided so that you work at your own pace.  There are no live real-time requirements or meetings. 

A few of the logistical details are different, depending on which course provider you choose.  The following is an overview of each provider, with some Frequently Asked Questions.

ed2go Online Learning Overview

A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits. Two lessons will be released each week. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.

The interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

The final exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the final exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.

For the best learning, it is recommended that you proceed through all 12 modules, do all of the recommended activities, read any supplemental material, complete the quiz at the end of each module, and complete the final exam.  Each module will take approximately two hours to complete.

Need more information? Read our ed2go Frequently Asked Questions for more course details.

View all ed2go Online Learning Courses (look under the Online Learning heading)

UGotClass Online Learning Overview

For each unit, you will:

  • Read the print readings (about 20 pages a week)
  • Have the option of accessing the online readings
  • Listen to the audio presentation for the unit and view the slides
  • Have the option of taking a self-quiz to see how much you have learned
  • Engage in written online discussion with your instructor and other participants

The content is accessible for the entire course, so you can work ahead, or go back and review again, at your convenience.


The discussion for each unit lasts one week. Your instructor will log into the discussion area at least once a day to answer questions and respond to comments.

For the best learning, it is recommended participants log in and review discussions and make comments 2-3 days a week.

Need more information? Read our UGotClass Frequently Asked Questions for more course details.