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Fall 2020 & Spring 2021 Schedule Options for Students


Courses in the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters will be offered in a range of formats designed to meet ongoing social distancing requirements related to COVID-19. The following chart explains the types of instruction that you will find in the fall schedule and are designed to be general expectations for students and faculty. Faculty will provide specific details to students of how their courses will be delivered. Please be advised that the institution continues to monitor developments in the pandemic and follows the recommendations of the CDC, Utah Department of Health, and our local health departments about the course delivery formats we are able to use.

Type of Instruction How It’s Listed in the Schedule Campus Listed in the Schedule What You Can Expect in This Type of Course
Face to Face FTF WSU* All instruction is in person in a classroom. Assignments and homework may be required in Canvas.
Face to Face Hybrid HYB WSU* Instruction is both in person and asynchronous online via Canvas and other technology. Asynchronous means instruction is not delivered at set meeting times/days. Technology portion is at least 20% of class time or replaces one or more in-person meetings per week.
Online ONL ONL All instruction is asynchronous online. Asynchronous means instruction is not delivered at set meeting times/days. Work must be completed in Canvas by assigned deadlines. Distance students may register for these classes.
Virtual VTL VTL All instruction is in synchronous virtual format such as Zoom. Synchronous means students will meet at set times/days to receive instruction via videoconferencing. Assignments and homework may be required via Canvas, email, or other technology.
Virtual Hybrid VHYB VTL Instruction uses both synchronous and asynchronous technology. Synchronous means students will meet at set times/days to receive instruction via videoconferencing such as Zoom. Asynchronous means instruction and assignments will also be delivered via Canvas or other technology not tied to set meeting times/days. At least 20% of course content will be asynchronous.
Flex FLEX WSU* Instruction is a mix of in-person and technology-assisted, which may include synchronous virtual and/or asynchronous online instruction. Synchronous means students will meet at set times/days to receive instruction via videoconferencing such as Zoom. Asynchronous means students will use Canvas or other technology not tied to set meeting times/days. Details will be found in the course’s section notes in the registration system and communicated by email prior to the semester’s start. Check your Weber email for more information. Contact the department with questions.

This format allows courses with in-person lab, studio, experiential, or research requirements or large class sizes to meet within social distancing guidelines. There are many variations of this format, including a rotational schedule wherein each class period, some students meet in person and some receive technology-assisted instruction. Other variations include lecture and lab (LEL) courses wherein the lab is in-person and the lecture is technology-assisted.

*Courses taught at a WSU campus or extended site (Ogden, Davis, Farmington Station, West Center, Morgan)

> Check out examples of different COURSE DELIVERY OPTIONS to see what courses may look like.

WHERE TO FIND HOW YOUR CLASS IS BEING TAUGHT


A course's instructional method can be found on your STUDENT COURSE SCHEDULE.