All of our MITx MicroMasters courses are delivered online-only. To provide for maximum flexibility in our learners' schedules, the video content of the courses is pre-recorded. This means that you will be able to view the released course content and work on available assignments at any time of day or day of the week—you do not have to log on at specific times to view the course content. To learn more about the benefits of this course structure, please consider this piece from The Curve - Ask MIT Experts: Understanding the Advantages of Asynchronous Learning.
In-course discussion forums are available for each course. The course TA team monitors these forums regularly in order to provide support for learners. Direct contact information for the course TA team is also available to Verified learners on the Paid track.
SC0x - Supply Chain Analytics, is delivered on a learner-paced schedule. This course contains the mathematical concepts used throughout all the other courses and is packaged in modules based on content. It is the reference course for all the others and so remains available as needed almost continually. Each run of SC0x will have a final exam on a date set by the course team. The course will close briefly after each scheduled final exam and learners can enroll in the next run of the course if needed. All course content, practice problems, exams, reading materials, and external links are delivered through the course platform on edX. In SC0x there is one final exam that will count for 100% of your grade. (Read more about exams and verification below.)
Courses SC1x - SC4x are delivered on a weekly, instructor-paced schedule. Every week at 15:00 UTC, beginning on the course start date, you receive course materials and instructions for each week. A full course syllabus, expected deadlines, and course requirements are released in the first orientation week of each course called "Week 0".
All course instruction is pre-recorded. Any instructor interaction takes place within the course forums or using the course email. Many of our courses feature "live events" when instructors and guests appear live on video for interactive sessions.
In SC1x-SC4x, midterms and final exams are released for one week on week six and twelve respectively. Once you open an exam you have between two and four hours to complete it, depending on the exam. All deadlines within the course also occur at 15:00 UTC.
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