E-Learning Course Terms and Guidelines

Procedure

The department chair, program director, or regional coordinator (or their designee) must inform the University Registrar when a course or section will be offered in a HYB, ONL or IVDL format, following the definitions below. This should be done when the course schedule is submitted. The Office of the Registrar will use the notation guidelines as specified below in the course schedule.

Types of Courses

Face–to–Face

Course meets face–to–face for all of the course contact hours prescribed by the course type and credits. Syllabus and grades may be posted online (via a learning management system, such as Canvas).

  • 100% seat time; day/time should be listed in course schedule; no special code/notation needed

Web–Assisted

Course meets face–to–face for all of the course contact hours prescribed for the course type and credits. Course materials, such as syllabi, handouts, grades, videos of lectures, etc., may be posted online (via learning management system, web pages). Web–based materials facilitate learning in this face–to–face course.

  • 100% seat time; day/time should be listed in course schedule; no special code/notation needed

On-ground

Term used by the Ohio Board of Regents to include both face–to–face courses (see above definition; content is primarily delivered orally or in writing) and web-­‐facilitated courses (see above definition, instructor uses web–based technology to facilitate a face–to–face course).

  • 100% seat time; day/time should be listed in course schedule; no special code/notation needed

Hybrid with Asynchronous Component

Course uses both classroom and online asynchronous instructional modes and requires students to meet face–to–face on campus for one or more class sessions.

  • Day/time should be listed in course schedule. Banner coding should be HYB. Special note on schedule should read: This section is a hybrid course with ___% of the course being conducted online.

Hybrid with Synchronous Component

Course uses both face–to–face and synchronous instructional modes and requires students to meet face–to–face on campus for one or more class sessions.

  • Day/time should be listed in course schedule. Banner coding should be HYB. Special note should read: This section is a hybrid course with a significant portion being conducted online at scheduled times.

Online (fully asynchronous)

100% of the course instruction is delivered in an asynchronous instruction mode. Students do not need to be on campus for any portion of the course work or evaluation.

  • Day/time should NOT be listed in course schedule. Banner coding should be ONL. Special note should read: This section is a 100% online course with no scheduled face–to–face class sessions.

Online (fully synchronous)

100% of the course instruction is delivered in a synchronous instruction mode. Students do not need to be on campus for any portion of the course work or evaluation. Students are seated at other locations and use the IVDL system.

  • Day/time should be listed in course schedule. Banner coding should be IVDL. Special note should read: This section is an online course with scheduled online class sessions.

Additional Information

Asynchronous instruction is defined as instruction offered via web technology, CD–rom, or placed on student–accessible PCs, available at time/location of student’s choice.

Synchronous instruction is defined as instruction offered via close circuit to a second classroom or live remote broadcast via public airwaves, web chat room, or web–based streaming video to PC’s available at specific days/times.

NOTE: One credit hour requires 2,250 minutes of student learning regardless of the how the course may be delivered (onsite, hybrid, online, workshop, etc.) For traditional lecture classes, one credit hour will be awarded for a minimum of 750 minutes of formalized instruction; typical student out–of–class work averages an additional 1,500 minutes, resulting in the required 2,250 total minutes. The total minutes of formalized instruction is calculated for each class meeting based upon full term length of fourteen weeks, or over shorter parts of term (sprint classes). An equivalent amount of formalized instruction and/or out–of–class work is required for other academic activities including laboratory work, studios, internships, practica, and other work leading to the awarding of credit hours.