Types of Online Courses

Full Online Course

  • Shows as FULL ONLINE in class schedule
  • 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 examinations must be completed in a proctored environment or via Examity.  If you plan to take the examinations at a location other than the UAFS campus, you must complete the proctor form PDF document (PDF will open in new tab) and obtain your instructor’s approval.
  • An additional fee will be charged for full online courses

Synchronous Online Course

  • Shows as SYNC ONLINE in class schedule with meeting times listed, but no room assignment
  • Synchronous online courses have course materials, class assignments, discussions, projects, and quizzes online.
  • Students are required to attend virtual class sessions as listed in the schedule of classes.  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 examinations must be completed in a proctored environment or via Examity.  If you plan to take the examinations at a location other than the UAFS campus, you must complete the proctor form PDF document (PDF will open in new tab) and obtain your instructor’s approval.
  • An additional fee will be charged for synchronous online courses 

Hybrid Course

  • Listed as HYBRID in the class schedule
  • 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.
  • All grades are recorded in the Grade Center.
  • Examinations must be taken in the classroom or via Examity.
  • An additional fee is charged for hybrid courses

 

Alternating Hybrid Course

  • Listed as ALT HYBRID in the class schedule with all class meetings listed
  • The majority of course materials are online.
  • Alternating hybrids will have students meeting in smaller groups during the week.  For example, if the class meeting shows as MWF @ 9 am, that may mean that 1/3 of the class meets on M only, 1/3 of the class meets on W only and 1/3 of the class meets on F only.  The instructor will notify the students of which days they are to attend. 
  • The instructor reduces class meeting time for any one student by at least 1/3.
  • Most class assignments, discussions, projects, and quizzes are available online.
  • All grades are recorded in the Grade Center.
  • Major examinations may be taken in the classroom or via Examity.
  • An additional fee is charged for alternating hybrid courses

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 may be able to 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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