Instructional modes

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Campus modality
Definitions

Missouri Online supports the instructional modes defined by the University Registrar at each campus. Select one of the following categories for more information about a specific campus:

Instructional Modes:

  • Traditional (TR): No online technology used — content is delivered in writing or orally. May have a video of the class that is used during the initial delivery and viewed later. A physical location will be listed.
    • Social distancing guidelines will be followed.
    • Many courses will be moved to larger rooms to accommodate social distancing within the classroom.
  • Web Facilitated (WF): Includes face-to-face instruction. Includes those courses in which 1% to 29% of the content is delivered online. May have a video of the class that is used during the initial delivery and viewed later. A physical location will be listed.
  • Blended Class (BL): Defined as having between 30% and 80% of the course content delivered online. Sometimes called hybrid. Portions of the class taught in person will have a physical location listed. Online portions will list Internet as the location. Two examples of blended options are:
    • Class splits: Part of the class attends in person on one day, while the rest take that day online. Then they rotate.
    • Lecture/discussion group: Lectures for the whole class are online. Smaller discussion sections are in person.
  • Online (OL): A course where most or all (80% or greater) of the content is delivered online. Typically these sections have no face-to-face meetings, but there may be some face-to-face exams, etc. The location will be Internet.
    • Synchronous learning: attend virtually at the time the class is taught.
    • Asynchronous learning: complete the online materials on your schedule. Also known as a self-paced course.
  • Elearning (EL): 100% online (may have proctored exams). The location will be Internet.

More information available at https://registrar.missouri.edu/registration-classes/class-details/

Instructional Modes:

  • Classroom based (P): The class meets 71%-100% face-to-face on a regular schedule for the required 750 minutes per credit hour time period. The class may meet in a classroom on campus or at an alternative physical meeting location. The class may use no more than 29% online options to accompany in-person instruction.  
    • Example: Class meets MWF from 10:00-10:50 am in campus classroom. 
    • Example: Class meets T/R from 12:30-1:45 pm in campus classroom
    • Example: Class meets MWF from 10:00-10:50 am in campus classroom. Some asynchronous online instruction prepares students for “flipped” Fridays. Instead of a lecture on Friday, class time is spent doing interactive work such as discussions, problem-solving, answering homework questions, and group activities that traditionally are done only outside of class. Online quizzes are given prior to Friday class to ensure students have covered the material necessary to be prepared for class.  
  • RooFlex (RF): During scheduled class meetings, learning activities accommodate students attending class in both face-to-face and online equally. Students have the discretion to participate in face-to-face or synchronous virtual attendance to best accommodate their weekly schedules. The class may use no more than 50% fully online options during the term of delivery. Faculty will notify students within the first week of class if additional asynchronous participation is permitted.   

    The class requires specialized scheduling in classrooms on campus (or an alternative physical meeting location) that provide simultaneous online delivery by the instructional team. Weekly expectations for synchronous participation will be designated at the time of enrollment. 

    eLearning Certification: Both course and instructor certification required 
    Multimodality Classroom designation and instructor certification 

  • Blended Class (Reduced Seat Time) (B): Participants of a Blended course meet five or more time on-campus. The class meets 30%-74% face to face and 30%-74% online not to exceed 100%. Courses include both required classroom attendance and online instruction. Classes have substantial activity conducted outside of the classroom, which will substitute for some classroom meetings. A portion of the 750 minutes/credit hour time period for the class is delivered using a variety of eLearning technologies and resources rather than in a physical classroom. It is sometimes called hybrid.  

    • Example: Class meets MW from 10:00-10:50 am in campus classroom and F class time is replaced by web instruction/activities. (reducing seat time at least 30%, replaced with equivalent online instruction/activities). 
  • Blended Online Campus (Primarily Online) (OC): Participants of an OC course meet between one and four times on-campus. The class meets 0-15% face to face and 16-100% online not to exceed 100%. The majority of the course occurs online through activities and interactions using a variety of eLearning technologies and resources. These activities can occur in real-time (synchronously) or asynchronously. There are defined deadlines for completion of assignments and other course related activities.

    • On-campus meeting could include but are not limited to one-time orientation session, on-campus proctored exam, in person presentation and evaluation.  

    eLearning Certification: Both course and instructor certification required 

  • Primarily Online Synchronous (OS): The class is primarily online 75%-99% of teaching and learning activities occur through the use of a variety of eLearning technologies and resources. The course has required real-time (synchronous) interactions between instructor and students, usually through the use of online conferencing tools. The course is characterized by regular and substantive online interactions between course instructor and course participants which occur both synchronously and asynchronously. There are defined deadlines for completion of assignments and other course related activities. The class may have minimal in-person 1%-25%. 
    • Example: Class meets online T from 6:30-8:00 pm with asynchronous online activities. The T meeting may be transmitted from any classroom or office space. 

    eLearning Certification: Both course and instructor certification required 

  • Primarily Online Asynchronous (OA): The class is primarily online 75%-99% of teaching and learning activities occur online through the use of a variety of eLearning technologies and resources. The course has no required real-time (synchronous) interactions between instructor and students. The course is characterized by regular and substantive asynchronous online interactions between course instructor and course participants although it may have minimal in-person meetings, like an orientation at the start of the term or the requirement for in-person, proctored exams there can be 1%-25 in person requirement. There are defined deadlines for completion of assignments and other course related activities. 

    • Example: In a writing intensive course, the class doesn’t meet regularly, but may meet online in small groups or with the instructor during scheduled appointments or mutually available times.  Students edit each other’s essays using online collaboration tools and may meet with the instructor virtually as needed. 
    • Example: The majority of the course involves discussing various media (case studies, written, video, audio) using online tools to write, comment, reflect, debate, or persuade, to simulate a class discussion. Individual or group presentation recordings may be another form of students demonstrating an understanding of the material. 

    eLearning Certification: Both course and instructor certification required 

  • Wholly Online Synchronous (DS): The class is wholly online 100% of the instruction and interaction occurs via electronic communication, correspondence or equivalent mechanisms, with the faculty and students physically separated from each other, and students must gather online at the same time regularly (weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly) for ‘meetings’ via the Internet. There are defined deadlines for completion of assignments and other course related activities. The class has 0% in person requirement. 

    • Example: Class meets online T from 6:30-8:00 pm with synchronous online activities.  

    eLearning Certification: Both course and instructor certification required 

  • Wholly Online Asynchronous (DA): The class is wholly online 100% of the instruction and interaction occurs via electronic communication, correspondence or equivalent mechanisms, with the faculty and students physically separated from each other, there is no set meeting time for the faculty and students. There are defined deadlines for completion of assignments and other course related activities. The class has 0% in person requirement. 

    eLearning Certification: Both course and instructor certification required 

  • Video (VI): The class meets via interactive video conference on a regular schedule for the required 750 minutes per credit hour time period. The class generally meets at on off sight location or students may have the option of attending the class by logging in through a LMS system.

More information available at https://www.umkc.edu/registrar/policies-procedures/classroom-scheduling.html 

Instructional Modes:

  • Classroom Based (P): The class meets 71%–100% face to face on a regular schedule for the required 750 minutes per credit hour time period. The class may meet in a classroom on campus or at an alternative physical meeting location. The class may use no more than 29% online options to accompany in-person instruction.
    • Model A: Class meets MWF from 10-10:50 a.m. in campus classroom.
    • Model B: Class meets T/R from 12:30-1:45 p.m. in campus classroom
    • Model C: Class meets MWF from 10-10:50 a.m. in campus classroom. Some asynchronous online instruction prepares students for “flipped” Fridays. Instead of a lecture on Friday, class time is spent doing interactive work such as discussions, problem-solving, answering homework questions, and group activities that traditionally are done only outside of class. Online quizzes are given prior to Friday class to ensure students have covered the material necessary to be prepared for class.
  • Blended Course (Reduced Seat Time) (B): The class meets 30%–74% face to face and 30%–74% online not to exceed 100%. Courses include both required classroom attendance and online instruction. Classes have substantial activity conducted outside of the classroom, which will substitute for some classroom meetings. A portion of the 750 minutes/credit hour time period for the class is delivered via the internet rather than in a physical classroom. It is sometimes called hybrid.
    • Model D: Class meets MW from 10-10:50 a.m. in campus classroom and Friday class time is replaced by web instruction/activities (reducing seat time at least 30%, replaced with equivalent online instruction/activities).
  • Primarily Online Synchronous (OS): The class is primarily online; 75%–99% of the instruction and interaction occurs via electronic communication, correspondence or equivalent mechanisms, with the faculty and students physically separated from each other, and students must gather online at the same time regularly (weekly, biweekly, or monthly) for "meetings" via the internet. The class may have minimal in-person requirement of 1%-25%.
    • Model E: Class meets online T from 6:30-8 p.m. with asynchronous online activities. The T meeting may be transmitted from any classroom or office space.
  • Primarily Online Asynchronous (OA): The class is primarily online; 75%-99% of the instruction and interaction occurs via electronic communication, correspondence or equivalent mechanisms, with the faculty and students physically separated from each other, although it may have minimal in-person meetings, like an orientation at the start of the term or the requirement for in-person proctored exams; there can be a 1%-25% in-person requirement.
    • Model F: In a writing intensive course, the class doesn’t meet regularly, but may meet online in small groups or with the instructor during scheduled appointments or mutually available times. Students edit each other’s essays using online collaboration tools and may meet with the instructor virtually as needed.
    • Model G: The majority of the course involves discussing various media (case studies, written, video, audio) using online tools to write, comment, reflect, debate, or persuade, to simulate a class discussion. Individual or group presentation recordings may be another form of students demonstrating an understanding of the material.
  • Wholly Online Synchronous (DS)*: The class is wholly online; 100% of the instruction and interaction occurs via electronic communication, correspondence or equivalent mechanisms, with the faculty and students physically separated from each other, and students must gather online at the same time regularly (weekly, biweekly, or monthly) for meetings via the internet. The class has 0% in-person requirement.
    • Model F: Class meets online T from 6:30-8 p.m. with synchronous online activities.
    • Lecture: Faculty-delivered instruction to multiple students often, but not always, in a classroom setting. A lecture or standard class is the primary portion of a course that is often delivered face to face. While it is usually presented in a small or large group setting led by a faculty member, the course might also be very interactive and include group activities. Note: A course typically taught as a “lecture” class should always be labeled as a “lecture component.” 
  • Wholly Online Asynchronous (DA)*: The class is wholly online; 100% of the instruction and interaction occurs via electronic communication, correspondence or equivalent mechanisms, with the faculty and students physically separated from each other. There is no set meeting time for the faculty and students.

More information available at https://registrar.mst.edu/classofferings/courseinstructionmodes/ 

Instructional Modes:

  • Online (OL): A course where 100% of the content is delivered online with no face-to-face meetings.
  • Partially Online (PO): A course where most or all (75%-99%) of the content is delivered online. Typically these sections have few face-to-face meetings, but there may be an orientation or in-person exams, etc.
  • Blended (BL): Defined as having between 30% and 74% of the course content delivered online. 
  • Clinical (CL): Conducted in a clinic or simulated clinical setting and dependent on direct observation of patients, clients and students.
  • Research (DR): Student must work with an identified faculty person or sanctioned professional with significant involvement in the development, collection, analysis and write-up of the research project.
  • Distance Learning (DL): Off campus directed by a faculty member with one or more students.
  • Individual Lesson (IL): Typically music or other performance art instruction delivered one-on-one.
  • Independent Studies (IS): One-on-one instruction allowing for individualized learning and self-direction.
  • In Person/Traditional (P): Course taught in a traditional classroom setting. 
  • Interactive Video (TV): Live interactive classes telecommunicated synchronously to other locations.
  • Video Network (VI): Video lessons available through UMSL libraries or the Higher Education Channel.

More information available at https://www.umsl.edu/registration/scheduling-resources/index.html