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 FAQ for Blended Course Formats


  • What is a blended class?

    Blended courses allow students to learn as much as possible and spend time with their classmates and instructors while also maintaining a safe distance from each other. In a blended course, more than half (but not all) of the instruction is done from a social distance.

    For more information, see the student FAQ.

  • How do I tell which blended format my class will be following?

    To view the blended format pertaining to your registered classes, see our How-To guide.

    1. From the registration menu, select either "Register for Classes," "Plan Ahead," or "Browse Classes."

    A screenshot of the registration menu with box around 'Register for Classes,' 'Plan Ahead,' and 'Browse Classes'

    2. Select the Term and then Continue.

    A screenshot of 'Select a Term' menu

    3. Enter the class search criteria and then press Search.

    A screenshot of the 'Enter Your Search Criteria' menu.

    4. Tap the Title of the class.

    A screenshot of Schedule of Classes search results with box around course title

    5. View the Instructional Method, then select Instructor / Meeting Times for more details.

    A screenshot of 'Class Details' window with box around 'Instructional Method' and around the 'Instructor/Meeting Times' tab

    Under Instructor, click the dropdown arrow to expand meeting details:

    A screenshot of 'Instructor/Meeting Times' panel with an arrow pointing to expand the dropdown

    6. View the Type, Time and Location to verify class meeting format requirements.

    A screenshot of 'Instructor/Meeting Times' panel with box around 'Type' information and around the time, campus and room information

  • What do the different blended formats mean?
    Synchronous
    • Face-to-Face requirements: Class meets on listed day(s), time, and location
    • Remote requirements: Class meets via Remote on listed day(s) and time

    A screenshot of 'Instructor/Meeting Times' panel with box around 'Type: Synchronous' and two arrows point to the meeting time, location and room information


    Asynchronous
    • Face-to-Face requirements: Class meets on listed day(s), time, and location
    • Remote requirements: Class meets via Remote on listed day(s), however specific meeting times and other remote requirements will be available in Blackboard.

    A screenshot of 'Instructor/Meeting Times' panel with box around 'Type: Asynchronous' and two arrows point to the meeting time, location and room information


    Blended
    • Class will have Face-to-Face and Remote meeting requirements. However, the exact format meeting requirements will be available in Blackboard.

    A screenshot of 'Instructor/Meeting Times' panel with box around 'Type: Blended'

  • Are there different fees?

    Blended, remote, and face-to-face classes will not have the “Distance Learning” special fee.
    Please note, the “Distance Learning” special fee will continue to apply to only online classes.

    Please contact the Cashier’s Office with additional questions about tuition and fees.

  • What are the minimum technology requirements for blended classes?

    For Blended Classes:

    We recommend having the below technology before starting your blended class. This will help you to be successful and to meet minimum technology requirements.

    Please reach out to your professors to determine if additional technology is required for your remote class.
     

    For more information on technology requirements for remote and online classes:

    visit the SHSU Online technology requirements.



 




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