Online seminary is a new option along with the existing daily, released-time, and home-study seminary classes.
It is not intended to replace established daily or released-time classes, but may be considered in situations where students cannot meet each weekday because of distance or other limiting factors.
Priesthood leaders can make online seminary available in areas that consist mostly of stake seminary programs (not released-time areas). Online seminary is preferred to home-study classes when students and teachers have daily access to a computer with a high-speed Internet connection.
The online curriculum isn’t just home-study materials posted online. The online class is interactive, with teachers and students sharing with each other.
To better understand the online seminary program, watch this video:
To help priesthood leaders understand this new type of seminary class, see the instructions and guidelines regarding the phased implementation of online seminary.
Learn more in the article “Online Seminary Available as Home-Study Option.”