- Question What is the Modality Deadline?
The modality deadline is the last day to change a section’s modality. If a section needs a change to its modality after this date, then it will need to be cancelled with a new section added in its place.
- Question What does the Initial Submission Deadline mean?
This is the last day to submit a schedule worksheet. The Registrar’s Office will begin manually entering the schedule at this point. Further submissions, additions, or alterations can cause errors during this phase. Entering schedules is very labor intensive and can take several weeks.
- Question What does it mean for the schedule to be ‘visible’?
After the initial schedule build is complete, the Registrar’s Office begins auditing the data entry. After these audits are completed, the full class schedule is made available to view online.
- Question What is instructional method/modality?
Instructional method is also known as modality or course delivery method. It is the method by which the course content of a course is delivered. The current methods are Asynchronous Online, Directed/Independent Study, On Ground, Hybrid, Synchronous Online, and Telepresence.
- Question What do the instructional methods mean?
Instructional Method Code Definition Asynchronous ASYN All meetings are held online. No on ground meetings. Classes do not have a set schedule and content is delivered via email, Blackboard, message boards, or other online methods that do not require a student to be meet on a regular schedule. Directed/Independent Study DSIS Class meetings—either in a small (less than 7) group or one-on-one with the instructor—are by arrangement between the instructor and the student(s). Meetings can be conducted online or in-person. On Ground OG All meetings are done in person in a set meeting location. There is either a minimal online component, or none at all. Hybrid HYB A combination of on ground and online class meetings. A significant minority (no more than 50%) of the class meetings for the course are held online, synchronously or asynchronously. Synchronous SYN All meetings are held online. No on ground meetings. Classes meet on a set schedule for all meetings, even though those meetings are held online (e.g. class meets online Mondays 6:50 – 10:00PM). Telepresence TELEP A class where students register to attend at a location, from a choice of two or more locations. The instructor teaches on ground in one location while the other location(s) view the class via video conferencing software.