At UWS, the term “distance learning” primarily relates to educational delivery via the Internet but also occasionally includes supplemental learning materials delivered on physical media such as DVD’s or CD-ROM’s. UWS also uses “blended learning” which refers to the use of a combination of face-to-face instruction and distance learning methodologies. The effective implementation and management of distance learning at UWS relies upon the adoption and adherence to standards and best practices of course design and distance learning in higher education. One of UWS’s institutional goals is to be an exemplar in teaching, learning, evaluation and stewardship. To this end, UWS is guided by the standards set forth by regional accrediting agencies, educational technology professional associations/organizations and other experts in the field. UWS uses the Moodle learning management system to provide full academic courses such as the prerequisite courses needed to fulfill requirements for entry into the chiropractic program, as a platform to supplement face-to-face courses in degree programs, and to provide continuing education courses for licensed health professionals.