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Fall 2020 Timetable Modality Definitions

Fully Face-to-Face

All students in the class meet with the instructor in the classroom as a single group at every class meeting.

Hybrid – Daily Flip-Flop

All students in the class meet with the instructor in the classroom as a single group (face-to-face) at one meeting per week.  During the other meetings of the class, students learn online, through either synchronous or asynchronous instruction.  As an example, a class that meets for 50 minutes MWF might meet face-to-face on Mondays and engage in synchronous online instruction on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Hybrid – Rotating Face-to-Face

Students in the class are divided into two or more groups.  Each group of students meets with the instructor in the classroom (face-to-face) once per week.  Students who are not meeting in the classroom are learning online, interacting with the instructor and their peers through Zoom (or similar technology).  As an example, a class that meets for 50 minutes on MWF might be divided into three groups of students.  One group meets face-to-face on Mondays, one group meets face-to-face on Wednesdays, and one group meets face-to-face on Fridays.  Students who are not meeting face-to-face are engaged in synchronous online learning.

Hybrid – Synchronous Simulcast

Students in the class are divided into two groups.  One group of students meets with the instructor in the classroom (face-to-face) at every class meeting.  All other students in the class interact with the instructor and their peers through Zoom (or similar technology) in a synchronous manner.

Fully Online

In a fully-online class, all teaching and learning takes place online.  A fully-online class can be synchronous, asynchronous, or partially synchronous.

  • If the class meets at regularly scheduled times, it is synchronous.
  • If there are no regularly scheduled meetings at all, and students learn on their own schedule, the class is asynchronous.
  • A partially synchronous class has some regularly scheduled meeting times, but fewer meeting times than the class would have had if it were face-to-face.  Students are expected to carry out some activities asynchronously, on their own schedule.

Alternating Weekly Lab

A lab section is divided into two groups of students.  One group participates face-to-face in the lab during even weeks of the semester, while the other group participates face-to-face in the lab during odd weeks of the semester.  Students who are not in the lab are participating in some kind of online learning, which might be synchronous or asynchronous.

 

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