The online classes at Crafton come in two types: pure online classes and hybrid classes that have both online and classroom parts. In either case, the online part can be done from any computer with a standard Web browser. The hybrid classes range from mostly online, with monthly class meetings, to mostly classroom, with homework and tests submitted through the online system. While only rudimentary computer skills are required, knowing a little more (like how to work in a word processor and paste into a Web browser or how to do attachments) will help considerably. Understanding HTML adds the ability to customize postings, and other computer skills do have a place, too. These things are just not required for performing the assigned work and tests. When it comes to the exact nature of the coursework and how it is graded, it will depend completely on the professor. Some will want heavy participation, which means posting and replying to posts, whereas others may be mostly test-focused. Usually, there is some balance, but in classes like English, where papers are king, one item will be weighted heavily.
Overall, if a student wants a good grade, he or she must expect to put in time and effort. Just because a class is online does not mean it is easier or has less content. You will need to be able to do a lot more reading, and because there is a delay between questions and answers, students need to get the reading started quickly. There may also be links to websites and videos, as well as book chapters to read. So while there is flexibility in when students spend time in an online class, expect it to be at least as much time as one might spend on any other class—if not more.