Instruction Modes

Classes are offered in multiple sections and Instruction Modes to accommodate students who are physically on-campus and students who are studying remotely. Review the examples below, paying particular attention to the following areas of the schedule:

  • Days & Times
  • Room
  • Instruction Mode
  • Class Notes
  • Location

When viewing offerings in Class Search or within your Shopping Cart, the Days and Room columns differentiate on-campus vs. online-only offerings. Required meeting times will also appear on this main page.

To view additional information (including the Instruction Mode and Class Notes, which may include an optional meeting time for online classes), click to expand any row.

 


Instruction Modes & Examples


 


In-Person


In-Person classes are intended for students who can be present in the classroom at the scheduled time; they are not a good option for remote students. Remote students who believe an in-person class, which has no online option, is essential for them to progress towards their degree requirements and there is no online option should consult their academic dean.

Instruction Mode In Person
Days & Times Specific pattern (ex. MW 8:30 AM-9:45 AM) or TBA
Room Specific room on campus (ex. Friedl Bldg 102) or In-Person TBA
Location Durham

Multicomponent

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Online


Synchronous online classes will expect attendance at the scheduled time. Time zone is not necessarily a reason for not attending synchronous online courses. Students who miss a scheduled meeting time should contact their academic dean for a possible excused absence.

Instruction Mode Online
Days & Times Specific pattern (ex. MW 8:30 AM-9:45 AM)
Room Online Course
Location Online

Multicomponent

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Class Detail for Enrollment Component (Discussion or Lab)

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Asynchronous Online


Asynchronous online classes are not assigned a time slot and enable any student to fully participate regardless of time zone or location.

Instruction Mode Asynchronous Online
Days & Times None (but check Class Notes for optional meeting patterns)
Room Online Course
Location Online

Multicomponent

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Online and On-Campus (Hybrid)


Hybrid classes include both in-person and online components. Both local and remote students can enroll. If the course includes synchronous components, it can require in-person attendance for local students, but it should also provide remote students the means to access the material remotely if there is not an online section.

Instruction Mode Online and On Campus
Days & Times Multiple specific patterns (ex. MW 8:30 AM-9:45 AM)
Room Specific room on campus (ex. Friedl Bldg 105) or In-Person TBA and Online Course
Location Durham

Multicomponent

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Class Detail for Enrollment Component (Discussion or Lab)

Add to Cart Detail for Primary Component (Lecture or Seminar)