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Modes of Instruction (MOI)

There are three overreaching Modes of Instruction (MOI) for learning

  • Face-to-face / in-person
  • Online 
  • Hybrid and ChicoFlex - a mix of in-person and online

Here is a link to videos explaining all three modes.

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

ChicoFlex is our campus' version of HyFlex, which is short for hybrid flexible. The ChicoFlex MOI allows students to attend a class either face-to-face (F2F) or “live” remote learning using Zoom while the instructor teaches both audiences at the same time. 

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 class instructor. 
  • Zoomers are students live online, in Zoom, engaging with the class instructor and roomers at the same time. 

These ChicoFlex classes are offered in special hyflex classrooms configured with cameras that follow the instructor around the classroom, microphones for Zoomers to hear voices in the classroom and speakers so roomers can hear zoomers when they speak.

For some ChicoFlex courses, there are Concurrent in-person and online sections. Both roomers and zoomers are in session at the same time. One section of students register to be zoomers for the online section of the class, and hence could reside away from campus for the semester. The other students register for the in-person section and attend class on campus for the semester.

For other ChicoFlex courses, there are Rotating in-person and online, students will need to rotate being roomers or zoomers, depending on the day of the week throughout the semester. In this case, students will all need to reside in close proximity to campus to attend class in-person periodically as defined by the instructor. 

How to Identify a ChicoFlex Course

You will find the ChicoFlex Concurrent and ChicoFlex Rotating sections listed in the Class schedule. See this page for more information on finding ChicoFlex sections.

 modes of instruction

ChicoFlex

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.


Confused about when to attend in-person or online?

If you are unsure about when to be in-person or  in the classroom, reach out to your instructor to clarify. You can email them through Blackboard by:

1 - Go into your class in Blackboard

2 - Click on "Email" in the navigation menu on the left column

3 - Click "All Instructor Users" (an email window will open for you to email the instructor)

How to Identify a ChicoFlex Course

When registering for classes, the Class Schedule(opens in new window) indicates the mode of instruction for each class section.