Spring 2021 Course Delivery Information
Classes are currently delivered either in person, online or using a hybrid format. Due to the COVD-19 pandemic, some face-to-face courses may be delivered online during the first few weeks of the semester.
Faculty have posted course delivery plans on Canvas and notified students via email.
- If the Instructional Method is “Face-to-Face” (coded as TR and also referred to as Traditional), the course will meet regularly
during all the days/times listed.
- Note: Some face-to-face courses may be delivered online during the first few weeks of the semester. Instructors will post course delivery plans on Canvas and notify students via email.
- If the Instructional Method is “Mixed Face-to-Face” (coded as MF and also referred to as hybrid), some of the course will be delivered in person but other parts of the course will be delivered online. This means you will only meet in a classroom during some of the days/times listed on your schedule for that course. There are lots of different hybrid models, and your instructor will provide details the course syllabus.
- If the Instructional Method is “Distance/Online” (coded as ‘DS’) the course will be delivered completely online, but there are several different online formats. The format of each course will be indicated in the comments area of the course schedule.
- Synchronous Online means students and faculty will meet regularly at the same time online (the days/times will be clearly indicated on the schedule but no room will be assigned). Instructors using this modality have been working hard to develop strategies for engaging students in discussion and other kinds of active learning inside Zoom or other online spaces.
- Blended Online means there will be a combination of synchronous and asynchronous components (see above and below for descriptions). The schedule will indicate all possible days/times for online meetings so you can build your schedule; your instructor will provide details by the first day of class.
- Asynchronous Online means the course will be delivered via Canvas (and there will be no days/times on the schedule). This does not mean the course is self-paced! You can expect to receive as much guidance from your instructor as you would in a face-to-face course. Instructors using this modality to create online activities that allow you to interact with other students and the course materials in a variety of ways, and will communicate with the class regularly via announcements and discussion boards to keep your learning on track.
Please note that due to increased technology costs, online courses carry a $15/credit hour fee.
We want you to build the best schedule possible while also keeping yourself and our community healthy and safe. Be sure to contact your advisor for advice about registration to make sure you stay on track to complete your degree.
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