Instructional Methods

Class - Instruction for the course is completed entirely in person in a classroom. This is the traditional, face-to-face instructional method.

Online - Instruction for the course is completed entirely online. Regularly scheduled meeting times via video conferencing software (Zoom or Google Meet) are listed in the course schedule.

Blended - Instruction is both online and in person. Courses will either meet at a regular time and place, or as arranged with the faculty.

Online Asynchronous - Instruction for the course is completed entirely online, and regularly scheduled meeting times are not set. Instructors may schedule occasional live meetings via video conferencing software (Zoom or Google Meet) based on student schedules or requests.

Technology Requirements for Online Courses

  • Windows 10 or Mac OS 10.11 or newer computer is required for online courses. (Chromebook, smartphones, and tablet devices are not recommended)
  • At least 20 GB of free hard drive disk space
  • 4 GB Ram or more
  • Reliable Internet Connection with speeds of at least 5 Mbps (you can test your internet speed on fast.com)
  • Webcam
  • Microphone

Software Requirements for Online Courses

Student Readiness for Online Courses

If students are unsure if they are a good candidate for online courses, we encourage them to take the Student Readiness Survey.

Proctoring Requirements for Online Courses

While many online courses do not require proctored exams, some do require remote proctoring via Respondus Lockdown Browser and Monitor. If a course requires live proctoring at a testing center, it is listed as a blended instructional method and students will be notified prior to the course start date. Exams that require live proctoring must be completed at a testing center in their local community within a two-day window determined by the instructor. Students are responsible for any testing center fees (up to $60 per exam).