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Modes of Instruction

As explained in the videos below, there are three, overarching modes of instruction/learning: 

  • Face-to-face 
  • Online 
  • Hybrid and ChicoFlex

New for Fall 2021: "ChicoFlex" within the Hybrid category


Face-to-Face

 



 Online 


Hybrid and ChicoFlex

 

It may be helpful to think of the ChicoFlex in terms of "roomers" and "zoomers."

  • Roomers are students in-person, in the same room as the instructor. 
  • Zoomers are students online, in zoom, viewing the instructor in the classroom. 

For some ChicoFlex courses [F], both roomers and zoomers are in the same audience at the same time. The student signing up to be a zoomer could, in theory, reside away from campus.

For other ChicoFlex courses [X], students will need to rotate being roomers or zoomers, depending on the day of the week. In this case, students will all need to reside in close proximity to campus. 


Student Guide to Modes of Instruction

The following chart is designed to help students determine whether or not they need to be in Chico.

*Online Synchronous: Attendance required at specific days/times
*Online Asynchronous: Flexible online participation at no set days/times

Modes of Instruction Fall 2021
Instruction ModeNotes on Class SchedulePresence in Chico requiredOnline Synchronous*Online Asynchronous*

In-Person with internet use

Class meets in-person (requiring social distancing and face coverings) for every class session for the entire semester. Students need access to internet.

           Presence in Chico required

In-Person

Class meets in-person (requiring social distancing and face coverings) for every class session for the entire semester.

          Presence in Chico required

Concurrent in-person and online

ChicoFlex Concurrent: Class meets at set days/times in-person (requiring social distancing and face coverings) and is paired with another section taught simultaneously online by the same instructor. Students can enroll either in one section or the other.

          Presence in Chico required
If enrolling in the in-person section

          Online Synchronous
If enrolling in the online section

Rotating in-person + online

ChicoFlex Rotating: Class meets at set days/times with groups of students rotating in-person (requiring social distancing and face coverings) and simultaneously online (e.g., in a 30-person MWF class with a COVID-19 cap of 10, a different group of 10 students meets only M, W, or F of every week in-person).

          Presence in Chico required
In person attendance required on assigned days

          Online SynchronousSynchronous live online participation required when not attending in person

 

In person + asynchronous online

Class meets regularly in-person (requiring social distancing and face coverings) with some additional work online asynchronously. All students meet in-person and when they do not meet in person, they are all expected to complete work asynchronously.

          Presence in Chico required

           Online AsynchronousAsynchronous flexible online participation is in addition to in person attendance

Online, Possible in person

Class meets mostly online with infrequent in-person meetings to attend an orientation or special event. See Class Schedule for meeting times.

          Presence in Chico required
Only required on infrequent predetermined dates.

          Online Synchronous

In person + synchronous online

Class meets regularly in-person (requiring social distancing and face coverings) with portion of the class conducted online at set days/times. See Class Schedule for online meeting times.

All students meet in-person or when they do not meet in person, they are all expected to meet online synchronously.

           Presence in Chico required

          Online SynchronousSynchronous live online participation is in addition to in person attendance.

Live stream

Class meets at set days/times and is livestreamed to a specified remote location.

           Presence in Chico required
If enrolling in the in-person section

          Online Synchronous
If enrolling in the online section

Fully Online, Asynchronous

The class is offered entirely online with no set day/time. Students are expected to complete class work asynchronously.

           Online Asynchronous

Fully Online, Synchronous

The class is offered entirely live online and meets at set days/times. Students are expected to attend the live class online synchronously.  

          Online Synchronous

Fully Online, Synch/Asynch

The class is offered entirely online and meets at set day/times that do not completely satisfy all required hours. Students are expected to attend some synchronous online meetings and complete additional work asynchronously.

          Online Synchronous

           Online AsynchronousAsynchronous flexible online participation is in addition to synchronous live attendance.