Types of Online Courses

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith offers online courses of three types: full onlinehybrid and Web-enhanced

Course types are listed next to course names in Online Courses Offered.

 

Full Online Course

  • Full online courses have course materials, class assignments, discussions, projects, and quizzes online.
  • Students are not required to attend classes on campus for full online courses.  However, faculty are required to have online office hours which should be posted in the course syllabus.
  • All grades are recorded in the Grade Center.
  • The final examination must be completed in a proctored environment.  If you plan to take the examinations at a location other than the UAFS campus, you must complete the proctor form and obtain your instructor’s approval.
  • An additional fee will be charged for full online courses (contact the records office for details).

 

Hybrid Course

  • Hybrid courses have the majority of course materials online.
  • The instructor reduces class meeting time by at least 1/3.
  • Most class assignments, discussions, projects, and quizzes are available online.
  • You can view your grades in the Grade Center.
  • You may meet your instructor as per his/her requirement.
  • Major examinations must be taken in the classroom.
  • An additional fee is charged for hybrid courses (contact the records office for details).

 

Web-Enhanced Course

  • Students attend all class meetings on campus.
  • Some course materials are available online, such as the syllabus, calendar, announcements and lectures.
  • Faculty members may also put assignments and quizzes online so that you can submit assignments and take quizzes.
  • You can view your grades in the Grade Center.
  • You must take the finals and major examinations in the classroom.
  • No additional fee will be charged for web-enhanced courses.

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