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University Class Schedule

Guides and Glossary


Common Terms

Class/Registration Number—Four-digit number unique to each section. This number can be used to register in the class and is sometimes referred to as Registration Number.

Asynchronous (asynch)—Does not have scheduled meeting days and times. Students complete class activities and assignments as detailed in the course syllabus.

Synchronous (synch)—Meets in real time at the scheduled meeting days and times. Some class meetings may be replaced by asynchronous activities. Refer to the course syllabus for details.

Hybrid—Partially online and partially in person. Some class meetings are held in person as scheduled and the remainder of the class is conducted online. Refer to the course syllabus for details. Internet access required.

HyFlex—The hybrid flexible, or HyFlex, class format is an instructional approach that combines face-to-face (F2F) and online learning. Each class will be offered in-person and online. Pending individual course requirements, students are able to choose which format they prefer for each class: in-person or online

  • Note: Because of social distancing, the HyFlex class format is not available for fall 2021, but we hope it will be available beginning spring 2022 and onwards.

ChicoFlex—This is a modification of the HyFlex class format. As with HyFlex classes, ChicoFlex classes combine face-to-face (F2F) and online learning. Likewise, each class section and learning activity will be offered in-person and online.  However, due to social distancing and classroom caps, student preferences for in-person or online delivery may not be able to be accommodated.

  • Note: The ChicoFlex class format is designed for fall 2021 use and beyond.

Modes of Instruction

Modes of Instruction with descriptions and examples
CategoryInstruction Mode Class Schedule DescriptionDescription3 Unit Course Examples
Face-to-faceEIn Person with internet useClass meets in person with required course materials and/or activities online.  Most commonly the use of the LMS is required.Class meets MWF 9:00-9:50 PLMS 203.
Face-to-facePIn PersonClass meets in person on set days/times.Class meets MWF 9:00-9:50 PLMS 203.
HybridFConcurrent in-person & onlineChicoFlex - Class meets at set days/times in-person and is paired with another section taught simultaneous online.Class meets MWF 9:00-9:50 PLMS 203 with some students joining concurrently online.
HybridXRotating in-person & onlineChicoFlex - Class meets at set days/times with students rotating in person and online attendance.Class meets MWF 9:00-9:50 PLMS 203 with students alternating in person and online attendance.
HybridHIn person+asynchronous onlineClass meets regularly in person with portions of the class online in lieu of in person meeting.Class meets MW 9:00-9:50 PLMS 203 plus 1 hr TBA per week.
HybridKOnline, possible in personClass meets mostly online with infrequent in person meetings. See class schedule for meeting times.Class conducted online TBA (list hours as appropriate) or set days/times online.  Class may have an on-campus orientation and/or on-campus final.
HybridSIn person + synchronous onlineClass meets regularly in person with portions of the course conducted online at set days/times. See class schedule for online meeting times.Class meets MW 9:00-9:50 PLMS 203, class meets online Friday 9:00-9:50 for online chat.
HybridTLive streamClass meets at set days/times and is live streamed to a specified remote location.Class meets MWF 9:00 - 9:50 in MLIB and is live streamed online or to a specified off-campus locations.
OnlineIFully online, asynchronousClass entirely online with no set day/time.Class conducted online.  TBA hours to be listed.
OnlineJFully online, synchronousClass meets entirely at set days/times online. See Class Schedule for meeting times.Class meets MWF 9:00-9:50 online.
OnlineUFully online, synch/asynchClass meets at set day/times online that do not completely satisfy required hours; remainder is asynchronous.Class meets M 9:00-9:50 online, with TBA hours online.