Fall 2021 Instructional Modes

Last updated March 23, 2021

In light of the university's decision to move nearly all academic courses to remote or online instructional delivery — save for certain exceptions such as those in clinical nursing programs, we've updated the instructional modes table. The table also lists related and recommended faculty development opportunities.

Instructional Delivery Mode How is USF defining this instructional delivery mode? What technology, tools, and equipment are required?
In-Person Socially Distanced Instruction In-person instruction is what we call formats in which a class meets on-campus in-person for every class session. Canvas, Zoom

Computer, USB webcam, headset (when needed)
Hybrid Instruction Hybrid instruction is what we call formats in which a class consists of a mixture of on-campus in-person and remote/online learning.

(a) The class does not meet on-campus every session. Some instructors may choose to deliver remote/online sessions through remote synchronous meetings (e.g., via Zoom) or through asynchronous work for all students in the class.

or

(b) The instructor is on campus for every class session. Half of the students in the class meet in-person on one set of days (cohort A) while the other half of the students in the class (cohort B) are asynchronous. The cohorts switch for the next class session. Like HyFlex instruction, the instructor always holds classes in-person for at least half of the class. 

Generally, curriculum content in hybrid courses is delivered less than 50%, but more than 0%, through remote/online learning and at least 50% of curriculum content is learned through on-campus in-person instruction. For fall 2021 only, up to 50% of instruction may be delivered through remote/online learning.
Canvas, Zoom

Computer, webcam, headset
HyFlex Instruction HyFlex instruction is what we call formats in which a class meets on-campus in-person for every class session, with synchronous remote participation for some students.      Canvas, Zoom

Computer, USB webcam, headset (when needed)
Remote Instruction Remote instruction is what we call formats in which a course is taught basically the same way it can be as an in-person course, but every class session is delivered remotely with synchronous meetings (e.g., via Zoom). There could be some additional asynchronous learning. Emergency remote is a form of remote instruction that is implemented quickly in response to an emergency situation.  Canvas, Zoom

Computer, webcam, headset
Online Instruction Online instruction is what we call formats in which a course has been designed (and approved) specifically to be taught completely online, primarily through asynchronous learning with some synchronous elements. Canvas, Zoom, additional educational technologies

Computer, webcam, earphones, external microphone

We further recommend all faculty review the following resource and prepare for the listed foundational course components by the first day of the semester.

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