Spring 2021 Course Guide

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Learning Modalities

  In-Person In-Person, Hybrid Online Synchronous Online Asynchronous
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What does this type of class look like?
  • Hosted on-campus on the days and hours listed in the Course Offerings list
  • Social distancing, mask wearing, and other safety measures implemented
  • Types of courses include but not limited to music lessons, some science labs, some physical education classes
  • Mix of in-person, on-campus instruction and remote learning
  • In-person class is in an assigned location at a designated day and time
  • Other days and times, alternative learning arrangements (including online components) will be made
  • Students must be available on days and times listed in the Course Offerings list for online and in-person meetings
  • Professor determines which days students attend class in person
  • Students attend class at the same time(s) and days each week
  • Exclusively online, online scheduled meetings with synchronous delivery (OSM)
  • Classes conducted virtually using a combination of live and recorded content through OAKS using Zoom and other tools
  • No on-campus attendance
  • Students access course material, complete assignments according to the course syllabus
  • Exclusively online with asynchronous delivery. (ONL)
  • Classes delivered entirely online through OAKS using recorded content and other tools.
  • No scheduled days or meeting times
  • No on-campus attendance
Advantages and Challenges
  • Direct Instruction
  • Immediate feedback
  • No flexibility on time or location
  • Direct instruction
  • Immediate Feedback
  • Reliant on technology
  • No flexibility on time
  • Flexibility of location
  • Direct instruction
  • Immediate feedback
  • No flexibility on time
  • Reliant on technology
  • Heavily structured, paced
  • Flexibility of location
  • Flexibility of time
  • Content always available
  • Requires time management
  • Reliant on technology
  • Requires self-motivation
Will students meet in a classroom on-campus? Yes Yes, some of the time No No
Do faculty and students meet at the scheduled time for this class? Yes Yes, on-campus and virtually Yes, virtually in real time Students and faculty interact using discussion boards, Flipgrid assignment videos, and other asynchronous tools
Will I interact with other students? Yes Yes Yes (virtually) Yes (virtually)
Will there be support for students in these classes? Yes! Regardless of where you are, academic support is available. Faculty are available during office hours and by appointment; the Center for Student Learning offers tutoring and Supplemental Instruction (SI) in a wide variety of course subjects; students who need additional support can attend study skills workshops, work with a Peer Academic Coach, or seek assistance in the Center for Academic Performance and Persistence (CAPP).
Can students take all classes online? Not all courses are offered online. Look carefully at the location and attribute designations for each course and course section in the Course Offerings list. Only course sections designated ONLINE are taught entirely online and do not require students to be on-campus.
Can a student take all classes in person? Only the course types listed above, with few exceptions are offered face to face, in-person. Because of the pandemic, very few courses will be offered entirely in-person. Hybrid courses offer an opportunity to meet in-person when conditions permit and offer the flexibility to meet virtually as well.
Are there classes that allow students to learn at their own pace? While some online courses allow students to access course lectures and material on their own schedules, all classes have due dates and deadlines established by the professor. All courses begin and end on the dates established by the Spring 2021 academic calendar.
What support is provided for faculty to adapt to these learning modalities? The Teaching and Learning Team (TLT) provides a host of faculty services, including one-on-one consultations, technology resources, training and workshops, and OAKS training. A full list of services and resources can be found at tlt.cofc.edu/tlt-faculty-services/.