Instructional Methods

Instructional method information can be found in the Meeting Times section of the course search, and in the Class Details section of the Class Details window for individual courses.

Class (In-Person) - In accordance with our community standards for safety, classes may meet in classrooms, studios, and laboratories on campus.

Blended (Hybrid) - This model incorporates in-person experiences (at least once a week) with online components. The exact mix will vary by course but could include staggered class meetings for smaller groups of students. Students registering for a Blended (Hybrid) course must be available (and willing) to come to campus.

Online - Instruction for the course is completed entirely online. There are two types:

  • Synchronous: Includes regularly scheduled course meetings and activities at times listed in the course schedule.

  • Asynchronous: Regularly scheduled meeting times are not set. Instructors may schedule occasional live meetings via video conferencing software (e.g., Zoom) based on student schedules or requests.

Technology Requirements

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 Honorlock. See the Honorlock Student Privacy Statement for details about student privacy and information use. Honorlock provides on-demand proctoring services that let students take online exams at any time, without pre-scheduling. Honorlock is available 24/7, and all that is needed is a computer (or chromebook), a working webcam/microphone, student ID, and a stable internet connection. Students will need Google Chrome and will need to download the Honorlock Chrome Extension. Students can visit the Honorlock Support Website to get 24/7 help from Honorlock and should scroll down to verify that their equipment meets system requirements. During the exam students can access support from Honorlock directly via the LiveChat icon, if they run into technical difficulties.