There are many different modes of course delivery offered and it is important for students to understand these differences. The instructional method for each course is specified in the Course Search.
Instruction is face-to-face in a classroom setting.
A hybrid course is split between face-to-face instruction and online delivery (synchronous, asynchronous, or both).
Online - Synchronous
Lectures and discussions are offered synchronously, online.
Online - Asynchronous
Students complete all assigned work through Brightspace or other platforms. They do not meet synchronously with instructors as instructional videos and materials are available online; however, instructors still maintain regular and substantive interaction with students, by responding to questions, providing timely feedback on submitted work, and so forth.
Online - Combined (Synchronous + Asynchronous)
In this form of instruction, the course contains both a synchronous component and an asynchronous component.
Dual delivery allows some students to be in person while other students are synchronously online, typically with their images projected onto a screen in the classroom. Note: students do not register for “dual delivery” courses per se. Rather, students simply register for either the in-person or online section of a particular course.