Instructional Formats

Spring semester 2021 classes will be taught using one of the five instructional formats: fully face-to-face, hybrid synchronous, hybrid asynchronous, online synchronous, or online asynchronous.

 

The five instructional formats are defined as follows:

Face-to-Face

Fully synchronous, in-person instruction delivered in an assigned classroom for all students. The faculty member is in the classroom with all students for the regularly scheduled days/times.

Please see the example below of how courses in a “face-to-face” format are displayed when using the Look Up Classes function.

 Face-to-Face example

 

Hybrid Synchronous

A certain number of students (as determined by the classroom capacity) join the instructor on a rotating basis for socially-distanced, face-to-face instruction during each class session, with remaining students primarily joining synchronously through Zoom (or some other secure platform) during assigned class hours. The class will meet at the regularly scheduled days/times with some students attending in-person on campus and some students attending via Zoom or remotely.

Please see the example below of how courses that have transitioned to a “hybrid synchronous” format are displayed when using the Look Up Classes function.

Hybrid Synchronous example

Hybrid Asynchronous

A certain number of students (as determined by the classroom capacity) join the instructor on a rotating basis for socially-distanced, face-to-face instruction during each class session with remaining students receiving content asynchronously via recorded lectures, videos, etc., via eLC or some other online means. In this model, there is an expectation that the synchronous face-to-face instruction will be a “value-add” for students and not simply serve as office hours or activities that are not an essential element of the learning experience. The instructor will meet with the students at the regularly scheduled days/times. Students will only meet on campus in the classroom for some of the scheduled days/times.

Please see the example below of how courses that have transitioned to a “hybrid asynchronous” format are displayed when using the Look Up Classes function.

Hybrid Asynchronous example 

Online Synchronous*

All students attend class remotely, but teaching activities are completed through live or synchronous instruction delivered remotely via Zoom, eLC, or some other online means during the regularly scheduled days/times. There is no expectation for students or faculty to attend any activity or class in-person on campus, although faculty may choose to be available in-person for office hours, additional help sessions, or the like.

Please see the example below of how courses that have transitioned to an “online synchronous” format are displayed when using the Look Up Classes function.

Online Synchronous example 

Online Asynchronous*

Fully asynchronous instruction delivered remotely via eLC or some other online means. There is no expectation of live (synchronous) engagement with students, although faculty are strongly encouraged to include regular opportunities for it and articulate them in the course syllabus. There are no regularly scheduled day/times.

Please see the example below of how courses that have transitioned to an “online asynchronous” format are displayed when using the Look Up Classes function.

Online Asynchronous example 

 

 *Courses must be approved by the Provost to be offered online.

 

Questions

Questions regarding the instructional format of an individual course should be directed to the course’s instructor.

For general registration questions, contact the Office of the Registrar via UGA email at reghelp@uga.edu.