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Guide to 2021-2022 Schedule of Classes

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The COVID-19 pandemic changed our lives in profound ways, including the ways in which we are able to gather as a learning community. We learned that we can offer classes in multiple modalities, both on-campus and online. While most classes will be offered on-campus, we will be offering a number of classes online. In some instances, these classes will be offered as part of degrees that are now fully online; in other instances, courses that have multiple sections may include both online and on-campus options. In addition, thanks to new technology, some on-campus classes will also give students the option to participate remotely. 

As you are building your schedule for the upcoming terms, please learn about the spectrum of available modalities. Not every class will be available in every modality, but be aware of the options and of how to identify them in Campus Connect at registration time.

Here’s how to see the course modality options for any given class:

  1. In Campus Connect, select the Manage Classes tile, and then Class Search and Enroll. Now, you can search for classes of interest to you, as usual.
  2. The first page of results lists the essential information for each class.
    • The “Days and Times” column indicates the days and time your class will meet, if such a schedule applies, or “n/a” for modalities that do not meet on specific days and times.
    • The “Room” column indicates the physical room for classes scheduled on one of our campuses, the specific modality for online courses, and whether students can move back and forth between on-campus and on-line (“Flex”). Below is a summary of the modalities available to you. 

Modes of Instruction

 

On-Campus Modalities

In these modalities, you may have to go to campus at some time.



Option to Attend via Zoom
Meeting Time
Option to Connect Remotely to On-Campus Classes
On-Campus
These are traditional on-campus courses. Low flexibility, but lots of in-person interaction
No
Alarm Clock
Set Meeting Times
No
On-Campus Hybrid
Like traditional on-campus courses, but with reduced in-person meetings and more async online work. More flexible, but less in-person interaction.
No
One half of an alarm clock
Reduced Meeting Times
No
Flex
Like traditional on-campus courses, but with the option to attend each class meeting in person or remotely via Zoom. Very flexible, but has the usual amount of live class meetings.
Computer monitor showing video conference
Option to Attend via Zoom
Alarm ClockSet Meeting Times
Instructor in front of screens and podium
Option to Connect Remotely to On-Campus Classes

Online Modalities

In these modalities, you don't have to go to campus at any time. Your participation is 100% online.



Option to Attend via Zoom
Meeting Time
Option to Connect Remotely to On-Campus Classes
Online Sync
All students join class meetings via Zoom. Low flexibility, lots of live interaction.
Computer monitor showing video conferenceRequired Zoom Meetings
Alarm Clock
Set Meeting Times
No
Online Sync Classroom Link
You use Zoom to join a live, on-campus class. Low flexibility, lots of live interaction.
Computer monitor showing video conferenceRequired Zoom Meetings
Alarm ClockSet Meeting Times
Instructor in front of screens and podiumConnect Remotely to On-Campus Class
Online Hybrid
Reduced number of Zoom meetings + async work. More flexible than fully sync, more live interaction than fully async..
Computer monitor showing video conference
Required Zoom Meetings
One half of an alarm clock
Reduced Meeting Times
No

Online: Async
No required meetings. Very flexible, but no live interaction. Requires strong time management and self-motivation.
Not Required
Not Required
No

Online: Async (Sync-Option)
Async course with option to join a live class via Zoom if you want to. Same flexibility as Online: Async with optional live-class interaction
Not Required
Not Required
Instructor in front of screens and podiumOption to Connect Remotely to On-Campus Class