Blended Learning

Definition of Blended Courses

At APU, blended classes deliver at least 33% but less than 50% of their instruction in an online format and include required classroom attendance and online instruction, which can be either synchronous or asynchronous. Compared to in-person classes, blended classes have substantial activity conducted online, which substitutes for some classroom meetings.

Blended Learning Certificate

The Blended Learning Certificate serves as the official process for certifying the quality of blended courses offered and the qualifications of faculty members who teach them. In other words, all APU blended courses must undergo an approval process, and all faculty who teach blended courses must go through a certification process. Both processes begin with submitting an application (see link below). For more details about these processes, please refer to the Blended Course section of the Instruction Modes page. If you have any questions about this process, please contact us at

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