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Course Modality

Fall 2021 Course Instruction Modes

For Fall 2021, the University will be offering various types of course instruction modes for classes. To accommodate all students safely, course modes will vary based on the offered class.

What is a Course Instruction Mode?

A course instruction mode identifies how the class will be taught. The class may be held in-person, online, or a combination of both. Refer to the course catalog when enrolling.

Helpful Tips for Registration

  • Check for your scheduled registration appointment time and date on your Student Center.
  • Clear any registration Holds that prevent enrollment.
  • Browse the catalog and add classes in your cart ahead of time!

Need to Adjust Your Class Schedule?

Course Instruction modes are subject to change, be sure to check your class schedule regularly. Students can make class adjustments from June 1-11, 2021.

Questions about the Course Instruction Modes?

Contact the Office of the Registrar at registrar@csus.edu.

Instruction Modes/Modalities Offered

Using Sac State Scheduler with Course Instruction Modes

Instruction Modes/Modality

In-Person

All students are expected to meet in real time at scheduled class times, in-person, in an on-campus location.

  • Example: Class meets MWF 9:00-9:50 A.M. in MND 1003.

HerkyFlex (In-person & Synchronous)

Students choose between two options of how, when, and where they attend class. Students will make their selection about which option they will take upon enrolling in the class:

  • Option 1: Meet at scheduled class times, in-person, on campus.
  • Option 2: Meet at pre-determined scheduled class times online through a remote connection (via Zoom).
    • Example: Class meets MWF 9:00-9:50 M. in MND 1003 AND over Zoom.

HyFlex (In-person, Synchronous, Asynchronous)

Students choose between three options of how, when, and where they attend class. Students can decide which option to select week-by-week throughout the semester.

  • Option 1: Meet at the scheduled class time in person in an on-campus classroom.
  • Option 2: Meet at the scheduled class time through a remote connection (via Zoom).
  • Option 3: Attend asynchronously completing class sessions using online materials.
    • Example: Class meets MWF 9:00-9:50 M. in MND 1003 AND over Zoom AND available asynchronously.

Blended (In-Person & Synchronous)

All students are expected to meet at scheduled class times, in-person, in an on-campus location on a rotating basis. When students are not scheduled to meet in-person and on-campus, they are expected to attend class at scheduled class times through a remote connection via Zoom.

Instructors can decide how to rotate students for in-person instruction in the following ways:

  • Option 1: The instructor divides up the class into cohorts, and the cohorts rotate the days that they attend the live class sessions in-person and through a remote connection via Zoom.
  • Option 2: The instructor can designate a certain number of in-person seats available for each class Students can sign-up for the in-person seats as designated by the instructor’s sign-up guidelines.
    • Example: Class meets MWF 9 - 9:50 a.m. in MND 1003 AND over Zoom AND available asynchronously.
    • Example: Class meets MWF 9 - 9:50 a.m. The class is divided into three cohorts. On Monday, Cohort 1 meets in MND 1003, while Cohorts 2 and 3 attend the class via remote connection (Zoom). On Wednesday, Cohort 2 meets in MND 1003, while Cohorts 1 and 3 attend the class via remote connection (Zoom). On Friday, Cohort 3 meets in MND 1003 while Cohorts 1 and 2 attend the class via remote connection (Zoom).

Hybrid (In-Person & Combination of Synchronous/Asynchronous)

All students are expected to meet for some portion of their total class hours at scheduled class times, in-person, in an on-campus location. The remaining portion of all students’ total class time is scheduled online asynchronously or synchronously, depending on the course content.

Example: Class meets in person on Wednesday and Friday 9 - 9:50 a.m. in MND 1003; Monday’s class work to be completed asynchronously online.

Online Synchronous (Online Only)

All students are expected to meet in real-time at scheduled class times through a remote connection (via Zoom). Some synchronous class sessions may be replaced with asynchronous work as detailed in the course syllabus.

Example: Class meets MWF 9 - 9:50 a.m. over Zoom.

Online Asynchronous (Online Only)

All students are expected to complete coursework using online materials without specific class meeting days and times.

Example: Class materials distributed and interactions conducted via Canvas. No class sessions scheduled, but synchronous time for office hours or optional study sessions may be offered as appropriate.

Instruction Modes/Modality Resource Guide for Students

Instruction Modes/Modality Resource Guide for Students - Accessible Version