I enrolled in an online Comm 101 class a few semesters ago & then dropped it & took it F2F. In the course, you have to videotape your speeches with an audience of at least X number of members. (I think it had to be 7 people over the age of 16 - and no pets
). You also had to turn in outlines, do peer reviews, etc. In the F2F class I took we listened to lecture, gave our speeches (& turned in a brief outline before the speech), & took open-book tests. I'm in my 6th semester at Ivy Tech & the Comm 101 class is the ONLY class I've taken F2F. The online version, I think, is WAY more work & a lot of hassle.
I highly recommend taking it in person if at all possible.
Hope this helps!