VCSU offers numerous types of distance learning courses. Below are definitions for the types of distance courses VCSU is currently offering.
Online Courses use a web-based software for communication and information exchange. Access to these web-based courses requires Internet access.
Interactive Video Network (IVN) courses use a high quality compressed digital videoconference system that provides distance education opportunities across the state. The statewide communication network is called STAGEnet. IVN rooms are equipped with video cameras, TV monitors, microphones and other specialized telecommunication equipment to transmit live audio and video over leased T1 telephone lines. This connection provides a two-way audio and two-way video connection.
Students must first be admitted to the university before registering for a course.