UT Austin extends online classes through the summer semester due to COVID-19

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — The University of Texas at Austin is extending its online-only class structure through the summer semester in response to the coronavirus outbreak, according to an update posted to the university’s COVID-19 FAQ page.

Starting March 30, all spring semester classes began in earnest online at UT Austin. More than 50,000 students returned to classes following an extended spring break, attending lectures and receiving other course instructions through online video conference apps.

According to the Wednesday update, thousands of students participated in more than 9,000 classes, logging a total of over 13 million minutes online.

Students are encouraged to visit the university’s Keep Learning page for tips on remote learning and for technical help.

The university also said it would allow undergraduates to choose if they want to be graded on a pass/fail scale and would let graduate students choose if they want credit or no credit for a class. Students have until May 29 to decide.

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