Course Modalities

HCC is committed to providing a safe and productive learning environment. The fall semester schedule has been arranged to to allow for proper social distancing and a gradual return to campus. We continue to be diligent about safety guidelines and most classes will remain online, some will be set up as hybrids (partly online and partly on campus) and a few classes will take place on-site in classes and labs that have been set up to comply with social distancing and safety guidelines.

Courses that are entirely or partly online may take place two ways:

  1. Synchronous - Students and the professor all log in at the same times and days, as you would if you were attending in person. Lessons and classwork are in real time.
  2. Asynchronous - log in according to your schedule to review the lessons and assignments

Please review the glossary below for an explanation of the various course modalities.

Traditional Course

TRAD:
Definition: These traditional courses will be delivered on campus at a specific time, place, and location.
Technology: Depends on the instructor assignments and instruction. Blackboard use strongly encouraged.
Fall 2020: Due to social distancing requirements delivery of this instructional method may be limited. Class size will also be limited based on social distancing requirements. May have to be moved online should another quarantine be required.

Online Course

ONLN:
Definition: Course instruction is fully online via Blackboard and/or designated website(s).
Technology: Students need a reliable computer with internet connection.
Fall 2020: Due to social distancing, this type of delivery may be preferred.

Online with Classroom Component Course

OLCR:
Definition: Course instruction via Blackboard. May require an on-ground orientation and/or proctored assessments.
Technology: Students need a reliable computer with internet connection.
Fall 2020: Due to social distancing, this type of delivery may be preferred.

Hybrid Course

HYBR:
Definition: This type of course delivery includes onsite and online instruction with a focus on scheduling limited number of class sessions on campus.
Technology: Students need a reliable computer with internet connection.
Fall 2020: This course method would occur for courses that have required hands-on components that cannot be accomplished online (i.e., manufacturing and health career programs, and workforce non-credit training where possible). Students will be required to attend scheduled class periods on campus.

Live Remote Online Course

LRON:
Definition: Live classes are held at specified times using Teams or WebEx.
Technology: Students need a reliable computer with internet connection.
Fall 2020: Due to social distancing, this type of delivery may be preferred. Students will be required to attend virtually from an internet-enabled device. Live instruction may be facilitated through Blackboard, WebEx, and/or Microsoft Teams. This method of instruction will not require nor allow for on-campus attendance. Will meet virtually at the time specified on your course schedule.



ONLN: All instruction and assessment take place online in an asynchronous environment. There are NO on-ground requirements for proctored assessments or in-person orientations.
OLCR: All instruction occurs online in an asynchronous format, but students are required to meet on-campus for assessments, proctored examination or orientations.
HYBR: Instruction occurs through a regular blend of face-to-face classroom instruction and online facilitated instruction. As a result, the classroom seat-time is reduced - often by about 50%.
LRON- LIVE/REMOTE/ONLINE: All instruction occurs online through synchronized learning, where the students and faculty met live online/remotely at a designated time and day.


Once you have reviewed the updated instructional method, please feel free to contact us with any question.

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