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Coding and Definitions

These definitions have been grouped into three categories, Synchronous, Asynchronous, and Combination. The delivery method impacts both faculty professional development needs as well as the current AFT.

SYNCHRONOUS CLASSES:

Classes where instruction is delivered in real time, scheduled class meetings.

TRAD = Traditional

Definition: Includes synchronous on-ground classroom-based instruction, as well as sections coded with other instructional codes for classroom-based instruction like Lab, Clinical, Co-op. Classes may make use of Blackboard, but instruction is delivered in real-time as noted in the schedule.

Faculty Technical Competencies:
Use of Blackboard, competency in the following:

  • Design & Manage Your Course
  • Communication: Announcements
  • Developing Your Grading Strategies & Managing Grade Center

LRON = Live Remote Online

Definition: Live synchronous online sessions are held at specified times using Teams/WebEx/Collaborate. Classes may make use of Blackboard, but instruction is delivered in real-time as noted in the schedule.

Faculty Technical Competencies:
Use of Blackboard, competency in the following:

  • Design & Manage Your Course
  • Communication: Announcements
  • Developing Your Grading Strategies & Managing Grade Center
  • Managing Live Class Meetings: Collaborate, WebEx, MS Teams

LRCR = Live Remote or On-Ground

Definition: This course delivery method requires students to attend a synchronous class at a specified time and day as noted in the schedule but allows students to take a course partially onsite and partially live remote online (via video conference). This may be according to a set rotating schedule to ensure social distancing (for example, 1/2 of the students are synchronous online on Tuesdays while 1/2 are on ground in the classroom, and then the schedule is flipped), OR if social distancing is no longer a concern, students will have the option of attending class on-campus or continuing to participate via live online remote. Classes may make use of Blackboard, but instruction is delivered in real-time.

Faculty Technical Competencies:
Use of Blackboard, competency in the following:

  • Design & Manage Your Course
  • Communication: Announcements
  • Developing Your Grading Strategies & Managing Grade Center
  • Managing Live Class Meetings: Collaborate, WebEx, MS Teams

ASYNCHRONOUS CLASSES:

Classes where instruction is NOT delivered at scheduled times.

ONLN = Fully Online

Definition: Courses in which all instruction and assessment is delivered asynchronously through Blackboard—often in conjunction with publisher-based content. These courses include discussion boards, assignments, projects, assessments, etc. Courses designated as ONLN have completely asynchronous instruction, as well as asynchronous assessment.

Faculty Technical Competencies:

OLCR = Online with Classroom Component

Definition: All instruction is asynchronous like ONLN but requires a synchronous on-ground orientation and/or real-time proctored assessments.

 Faculty Technical Competencies:

COMBINATION OF SYNCHRONOUS AND ASYNCHRONOUS:

Classes which incorporate, or require, a combination of synchronous and asynchronous instruction.

HYBR = Hybrid

Definition: Combines synchronous and asynchronous instruction. This course method is for courses that have required hands-on components that cannot be accomplished online, for example: labs, manufacturing, clinical, technology, or digital arts courses. Students will be required to attend scheduled on-ground class sessions on campus as noted in the schedule. Due to social distancing requirements, delivery of this instructional method may be limited, or alternatives to on-ground meetings may be implemented.

FLEX = Hyflex/Blendflex

Definition: This course delivery method provides students with the most flexibility. In the Hyflex course design, students can:

  • Choose to attend face-to-face, classroom-based synchronous class sessions, or
  • Choose to participate in synchronous live remote online sessions presented via WebEx, Teams, or Collaborate, without physically attending class, or
  • Complete part, or all, of the course instruction asynchronously, without attending scheduled live sessions (either on-ground or remotely).

Faculty Technical Competencies: