Description of Teaching Methods

Face to Face:

Courses taught on one of Butler’s physical campuses with an in-person class at a specific time and place. These courses will use online platforms to help facilitate learning, and students will possibly need to access online content to meet course expectations.

  • You will be on campus for in-person lectures in a designated classroom.
  • You may access some materials through Canvas during the course.
  • You will be given coursework and activities in the in-person environment.

 

Hyflex:

Courses will have regular meetings at specific times at one of Butler’s physical campuses. Students will have the option to physically attend the course at that location, or interact through an online video system (i.e. Zoom). Students should prioritize in-person learning but may use the virtual format should issues arise. Activities and materials will be accessed and available through the online system which students will need to regularly access.

  • You will have the option to attend in-person or on a virtual platform.
  • If you attend class through the virtual platform you will need to communicate this with your instructor.
  • You may be required to take proctored exams.
  • You will access materials and activities both in-person and on Canvas.

 

Linked:

Courses will have regular meetings at specific times at one of Butler’s physical campuses linked to other locations through an online video system (i.e. Zoom). Students are expected to attend the location they officially registered for during the meeting time and participate in either the in-person meeting or the virtually linked meeting. The instructor will provide activities and materials both in-person and on Canvas. The instructor may travel to other sites on a rotation so all students may have the opportunity to participate in a face to face lecture.

  • You will be required to come to campus, or to the designated site where the class will be virtually linked.
  • You will access course materials and activities both in-person and on Canvas.
  • You may be required to take proctored exams.
  • On some occasions Faculty may rotate where the physical and virtual linked meetings will occur.

 

Blended:

The coursework will be divided into two separate components. A portion of the course will be taught in a face-to-face environment at one of Butler’s physical campuses with the expectation that students physically attend those meetings. The other portion of the course will be facilitated online and require regular student access.

  • You will be required to come to campus for some in-person meetings.
  • You will access materials and activities both in-person and on Canvas.
  • You may be required to take proctored exams.

 

Online Live:

Students are not required to come to one of Butler’s physical campuses but will be required to attend virtual lectures at a designated time. Students need to regularly access the online platform for materials, syllabus, activities, and virtual lectures.

  • You are not required to come to campus for lectures.
  • You ARE required to attend digital lectures at designated times.
  • You will access course material and activities through Canvas.
  • You may be required to take proctored exams.

 

Online:

Students are not required to come to one of Butler’s physical campuses or attend meetings at a specific time. All course materials, syllabus, activities, and learning will be facilitated through an online platform that students will need to regularly access.

  • You are not required to come to campus for lectures.
  • You may be required to take proctored exams.
  • You will access course materials and activities through Canvas.

 

OER:

Open Educational Resources are course materials, usually digital, that reside in the public domain or are openly licensed. In some OER courses, you are not required to purchase a physical copy of the textbook. Instead, upon registering for the course, a standard charge is added to your bill to cover the digital textbook, which is available in Canvas. Optional print copies may be available for an added charge.

 

Flipped:

Courses taught on one of Butler’s physical campuses with an in-person class at a specific time and place. These courses will introduce content through online platforms, and then utilize face to face time to assist in working through and developing these concepts further. (This instructional method is only used by certain Nursing courses.).



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