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Self-Paced Online Courses at UCO

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Self-Paced Online Courses (SPOC) are facilitated 100% online with multiple start dates available throughout each semester. Students select their SPOC block and are only required to complete all coursework by the end of the period, instead of assignments being due intermittently. Students can finish in as little as 30 days or take the full 6 or 8-week length of the SPOC block.

Benefits of SPOC

Learn Wherever You Want

SPOC only requires that you have an internet connection and a computer.

Learn Whenever You Want

Pick your course start/end dates and work at your own pace.

Earn More University Credit

Undergraduate degrees permit up to 30 hours of correspondence education, including SPOC.

Is SPOC For You?

The burden of success, and learning, is placed on the student in SPOC courses. As such, they are not ideal for all students. Students that excel in SPOC courses tend to:

  • To be self-directed learners
  • Manage their time effectively
  • Immediately begin working and avoid procrastination
  • Finish early

In fact, as you can see below from the list of behaviors that impact success in SPOC courses, students that complete their courses ahead of the 8 week deadline have a higher success rate (earning a letter grade of A, B, or C) than students that procrastinate or work sporadicallly.

Student Performance

Success Rate (ABC)

Completed Early 98%
Started Early; Worked Steadily 93%
Started Late; Worked Steadily 84%
Started Early; Worked Sporadically 79%
Started Late; Worked Sporadically 47%
Never Started Working 0%
Stopped Working 0%


Navigate to the eLearning Class Schedule to search for available SPOC sections. Additionally, visit the SPOC Offerings Page for more information about SPOC offerings.


For questions concerning the Self-Paced Online Courses, please contact Glenda Todd at or (405) 974-2921.