Online Learning

The Master’s in Learning Analytics is a fully online program enhanced with web-based conferencing. This allows students to continue working while completing their master’s degree at a distance. Due to the online nature of this program, upon enrollment students should be comfortable using basic computer and Internet resources and have consistent access to a computer with a microphone and reliable high-speed Internet. The Master’s in Learning Analytics program utilizes a number of interactive computer technology platforms that enhance distance-learning opportunities, including:

  • Canvas is the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s online course management system. Many Master’s in Learning Analytics instructors use Canvas as the main platform for communication. Students log in to Canvas to keep up to date on course news, access course materials, participate in discussions, take quizzes, submit assignments through the dropbox, view grades online, and more.
  • Blackboard Collaborate is an online collaborative platform used for web conferencing. Blackboard Collaborate technology makes live class discussions, student presentations, debates, and other real-time activities possible. Each course will include optional live sessions that will be recorded.
  • Many Google Apps can be accessed via UW-Madison student accounts. Instructors may utilize course-specific Google Sites and Google Drive to facilitate student engagement.

Questions? Chat with Pat, our Enrollment Coach

Pat Walsh, Enrollment Coach

I work with prospective students considering the Master’s in Learning Analytics program. Most people, no matter what program interests them, share many of the same concerns. My favorite part of my work is hearing about a prospective student’s dream of getting the promotion, changing careers, or advancing their expertise. I am here to answer whatever questions you have about UW–Madison and to welcome you into the Badger family.

Contact me directly: or 608/327-9789

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