There are two main benefits to taking online courses: flexibility and no specific class meetings.
Online courses offer students the flexibility to work on class assignments, discussions, and other work at their own pace (as long as the work is submitted before the due date). Depending on a student's learning style, they may choose to work on and submit coursework quickly or they may choose to do so at a slower pace. Regardless of your approach to completing coursework, it is important to keep track of all due dates set by your instructor.
Furthermore, online courses give students some freedom by not having any set class meetings. This is great for students to who work or have other responsibilities that may prevent them from coming to campus to attend class. Online courses allow students to access course materials 24/7 so they may work on assignments and other coursework when it is convenient for them.