- 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 Instruction and interaction which takes place 100% in a virtual environment with no scheduled meeting times. Student participation is entirely online and these courses are characterized by use of an approved University of La Verne Learning Management System (currently Blackboard). Directed Study DSIS No classroom space is observed for this instructional method and there are no fixed meeting times. Directed study courses are made by arrangement between the instructor and individual students with the appropriate forms submitted to the Office of the Registrar and Human Resources as appropriate. Independent Study DSIS Instructional Method reserved for individual student scenarios requiring the creation of a custom course and curriculum. No classroom space is observed for this instructional method and there are no fixed meeting times. Independent study courses are made by arrangement between the instructor and individual students with the appropriate forms submitted to the Office of the Registrar and Human Resources as appropriate. On Ground OG Instruction and interaction is delivered 100% in-person within an approved University of La Verne classroom or other approved space. Students attend courses in-person at a regularly scheduled time. Hybrid HYB Instruction and interaction takes place On Ground in a University of La Verne approved classroom in addition to no more than 50% of the total course administered Online. The online instruction can be synchronous or asynchronous. Compared with on ground courses, hybrid courses have substantially more activity conducted in an approved Learning Management System, which substitutes for some classes offered in physical classrooms. The online instruction format has specific technology requirements such as access to a computing device and internet connectivity. Synchronous SYN Instruction and interaction takes place 100% in a virtual environment with scheduled meeting times and live instruction through use of Academic Technologies. Synchronous courses require students to meet online in real time for live instruction and group interaction. Synchronous online courses do not meet on campus; students log into the online classroom from off-site locations. These courses have specific technology requirements such as access to a computing device and internet connectivity. Telepresence TELEP Instruction and interaction takes place 100% in a University of La Verne approved classroom where the instructor and students meet. Video conference technology allows additional students from off-site locations to interact with the class at the University designated classroom using video, audio, and text. Students from off-site locations have specific technology requirements such as access to a computing device and internet connectivity.