Modes of Instruction Definitions (Types of Classes)

On Campus Face to Face (TC): Describes the traditional classroom setting where the instructor and students are physically located in the same place and may incorporate the use of multiple supportive technologies as appropriate.

Off Campus Face to Face (FF): Describes the traditional classroom setting where the instructor and students are physically located in the same place in an off campus location and may incorporate the use of multiple supportive technologies as appropriate.

Hybrid/Blended (CO): A course that is defined as one in which at least two-thirds of course content is delivered in a traditional, face-to-face format, and no more than one-third delivered in an online or other distance format. Due to reporting requirements, students must attend at least a portion of the class face to face and cannot attend these courses entirely online asynchronous or online synchronous.

Online Asynchronous (IA): Online instruction occurring independent of time or location. Synchronous meetings must be optional for students and arranged to accommodate all students’ schedules or alternative options offered. All online asynchronous courses must complete the online course development process through the Center for Extended Learning before they can be offered.

Online Synchronous (IS): Online instruction occurring independent of location, but at the same time (real time) and may include some online asynchronous instruction. Days and times must be listed on the schedule and links to the synchronous meetings must be included in the Blackboard course shell.

Interactive Video (V2): A video and audio communications session between two or more remote sites with live, animated image transmission and display. This connection allows for both the faculty and students to be seen and heard by each other. Course must be scheduled using the North Dakota Interactive Video Network.

Independent Study (CR): Instruction is provided in a self-study, self-paced format where the instructor and student mutually establish method(s) of communication for completing coursework and requirements.