Instructional Method Definitions

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Online Course
Courses coded as “online” will be offered in an asynchronous, online format; “asynchronous” means there are no regular class meeting times, although daily work such as readings, forum posts, and other assignments should be expected. Students will move through these courses via Moodle and the faculty instructor may also offer opportunities for discussion and office hours via Zoom.

Remote Course
Courses coded as “remote” will be offered in a synchronous, online format; “synchronous” means that there are regular class meetings that the student will be expected to attend, along with completing daily work. Class meetings will be conducted remotely via Zoom, and additional material will be covered in Moodle.

Hybrid Course
Courses coded as “hybrid” will combine elements of remote and in-person instruction. Students will have regularly scheduled class meetings and will also be scheduled in a classroom; some of these meetings may be in person and some may be remote. Each “hybrid” course will look a bit different, so students will need to pay close attention to the syllabus and other directions provided by their instructors on Moodle.

In-person Instruction
Traditional in-person instructional methods, where both faculty and students are present in the classroom, include:

  • Lecture
  • Lab
  • Seminar

These courses will be held in rooms at no more than 50% capacity and all members of the class will be required to adhere to health and safety protocols as directed by the College.

Students receiving veterans benefits, international students, and other students whose course registration is subject to special  regulations are required to review their class schedule with their special population advisor to ensure that no adjustments need to be made.