VLA classes give your students greater freedom in how and when they work on their course assignments. All VLA classes have a pacing guide with due dates so they are NOT self-paced. However, students have a lot of latitude as to when they work on VLA courses. You will NOT be successful if you only work on a VLA class once a week. The amount of work you need to complete is comparable to that which would be completed if you were on campus. However, many students find they can complete some of the work faster as they are not waiting around for others to complete their work.