Face-to-Face: All instruction occurs in a designated campus location (classroom) during regularly scheduled predetermined days and times (synchronous) for which instructor and students are physically present throughout; will require detailed health and safety protocols for engagement among faculty and students.
Hybrid/Synchronous: Student learning occurs in an alternating pattern, with one meeting each week held on campus, in person and the other meeting held online, synchronously. For these courses, all course meetings are held on the days and times specified in the class schedule.
Hybrid/Asynchronous: Student learning occurs primarily online, asynchronously, but with pre-scheduled in-person convenings of the class (in whole or in part) held in a campus location.
Fully Online Formats
Asynchronous Online: Student learning occurs exclusively online, asynchronously; no convenings of the entire class; student engagement with the faculty member occurs as requested via a digital modality.
Blended Online: Student learning occurs primarily online, asynchronously, but with pre-scheduled synchronous in-virtual convenings of the entire class (e.g. via Zoom).
- As noted above, there is no fixed proportion to render a course blended, with the proviso that the majority of engagement should be asynchronous (e.g., 80% asynchronous online ~ 20% virtual class meetings). For Fall 2020, courses with more that 50% virtual class meetings shall be categorized as “synchronous online” (below).
- Any virtual class convenings must take place during the times published in the original course schedule. Doing so eliminates timing conflicts for students.
Synchronous Online: Student learning occurs exclusively online, during regularly scheduled predetermined days and times, for which instructor and students are virtually present throughout.
- While synchronous online teaching may involve use of online resources (e.g., a Canvas site), the primary characteristic is that it requires students to be present at a fixed time using an electronic device.
- Any synchronous online class convenings must take place during the times published in the original course schedule. Doing so eliminates timing conflicts for students.