Course Modalities

UMA Options+

Course options to fit your life and move you forward!

Understanding the Five Types of Education Modalities

In Person

What does this type of class look like?

Classes will be taught in-person, on-campus on the days and hours listed in the Class Schedule.

Will I meet in a classroom at a campus, center, or site? Yes

Am I expected to meet at the scheduled time for the class meetings? Yes

Will I have the opportunity to interact “live” with other students? Yes

Will I have to meet live online using Zoom (or similar tools)? Possibly

  • An option but would not be required.

Will there be a Brightspace course site that is used with this course? Possibly

  • Some in person courses use Brightspace, and some do not. Check the syllabus.

Does the course also have an option to watch a recording of the live class session as an online course? No

  • However, class sessions may be recorded for study or to support occasional absences.

Hybrid/Blended

What does this type of class look like?

Classes will be a mixture of in-person classroom instruction and online components. Students should be available on the days and hours listed in the schedule of class meetings.

Will I meet in a classroom at a campus, center, or site? Yes

  • Some of the time.

Am I expected to meet at the scheduled time for the class meetings? Yes

Will I have the opportunity to interact “live” with other students? Yes

Will I have to meet live online using Zoom (or similar tools)? Possibly

  • This would be in place of meeting in a classroom, at a campus, center, or site. Check the course requirements.

Will there be a Brightspace course site that is used with this course? Yes

Does the course also have an option to watch a recording of the live class session as an online course? No

  • However, class sessions may be recorded for study or to support occasional absences.

Distance Synchronous

What does this type of class look like?

Classes will be conducted entirely in LIVE (synchronous), online sessions (using Zoom or similar tools) on the days and hours listed in the Class Schedule. Students will not attend class on-campus.

Will I meet in a classroom at a campus, center, or site? No

  • However, you may prefer to connect and experience the course using technology on a campus, center, or site.

Am I expected to meet at the scheduled time for the class meetings? Yes

Will I have the opportunity to interact “live” with other students? Yes

  • Using Zoom and similar tools.

Will I have to meet live online using Zoom (or similar tools)? Yes

Will there be a Brightspace course site that is used with this course? Yes

Does the course also have an option to watch a recording of the live class session as an online course? No

  • However, class sessions may be recorded for study or to support occasional absences.

Online

What does this type of class look like?

Classes will be conducted entirely online through Brightspace (asynchronous) and digital course materials, such as video lectures, readings, discussion boards, etc. Students will not attend a scheduled class session at a UMA location or through Zoom.

Will I meet in a classroom at a campus, center, or site? No

Am I expected to meet at the scheduled time for the class meetings? No

Will I have the opportunity to interact “live” with other students? No

  • It is not required. Sometimes students self-organize these experiences. You decide.

Will I have to meet live online using Zoom (or similar tools)? No

  • It is not required. Sometimes students self-organize these experiences. You decide.

Will there be a Brightspace course site that is used with this course? Yes

Does the course also have an option to watch a recording of the live class session as an online course? Possibly

  • For example, the online section of a Hyflex course.

HyFlex

What does this type of class look like?

A single course designed so you can choose the instruction mode that fits your needs:

(1) In Person scheduled class meetings, at a UMA location.

(2) Distance Synchronous (live in real-time) through Zoom meetings that are scheduled at the same time and connect with in-person class meetings from a receive location (e.g. center), or students home and

(3) Online (asynchronous) interactive lessons, assessments and recordings of in-person class meetings.

Students can choose to experience the course flexibly through any one of the three modes interchangeably during the semester. You still need to keep pace with the Course Schedule.

Will I meet in a classroom at a campus, center, or site? You Choose

  • You can choose to meet in class at a campus, center, or possibly a site, or choose to connect using Zoom or similar tools from another internet-connected location. Refer to the syllabus for details.

    This modality will likely display “Receive” locations in the course search. A receive location is a classroom at one of UMA’s campuses, centers or sites where you can connect with others to the live class using classroom technology. The instructor would be at a different location than the receive location.

Am I expected to meet at the scheduled time for the class meetings? Yes

Will I have the opportunity to interact “live” with other students? Yes

Will I have to meet live online using Zoom (or similar tools)? You Choose

  • You decide.You can complete activities and materials entirely online some weeks, in person, or using Zoom or similar tools other weeks. Refer to the syllabus for details.

Will there be a Brightspace course site that is used with this course? Yes

Does the course also have an option to watch a recording of the live class session as an online course? Possibly

Will I have support if I need help in my class?

Yes! You will not be learning on your own. No matter what types of classes you choose, UMA is committed to supporting students. Professors and TAs are doing their best to make sure that you will have the help you need, whether you are in person, online, or somewhere in between. Check out the UMA Student Tech Hub for more! uma.edu/thehub

Are there classes that allow me to go at my own pace?

Not really. Even online classes still have due dates and deadlines throughout the semester! All class types will follow a university semester schedule, including a finals schedule. See the UMA Academic Calendar.

What if I am concerned about my health?

If you are not comfortable coming to campus, you can contact your advisor for more guidance and suggestions about your options. We are here to help!

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