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Consider course codes as you plan your courses and take charge of your schedule

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Take Charge of Your Schedule

We are working hard to offer students a rich variety in course types to meet everyone's needs.  It is especially important for students to understand course codes and how they impact how your classes will be taught. Course codes give you a lot of information, so it's time to crack the code!

 

Know Your Course Codes

IIE

IIE

What it is:

  • Fully online, no need to come to campus
  • "Asynchronous," no need to be online at a specific time
  • Most or all course content housed in Blackboard

Good fit for:

  • Students who need flexibility in their schedule or who aren't going to come to campus
  • Students who enjoy a more self-paced environment
  • Students who have good time-management skills

Consider before choosing:

  • You may have only limited interaction with your peers in class
IIS

IIS

What it is:

  • Fully online, no need to come to campus
  • "Synchronous," will require you to login to class at specific times on specific days that correspond to the schedule of courses
  • Course will likely use Blackboard and a web conferencing platform like Zoom

 Good fit for:

  • Students who prefer "live"/"real time" contact with professors and peers
  • Students who enjoy the social elements of give-and-take in class

Consider before choosing:

  • You are committing to meeting online at specified times
  • You need to be prepared to interact online with your peers and your instructor
HYO

HYO

What it is:

  • Most content is online, but most or all testing requires you to come to campus
  • Very likely to be "asynchronous" in its online components, but could have synchronous elements
  • Most or all online course content housed in Blackboard

 Good fit for:

  • Students who can come to campus occasionally
  • Certain coursework that requires in-person testing

Consider before choosing:

  • You will be required to come to campus at some point during the semester
HYB

HYB

What it is:

  • Blended with some of your course being held in the physical classroom and some of your course online
  • The amount of in-person contact is up to your professor, and will vary by course
  • The online portions of the class may be "synchronous," "asynchronous," or a blend of both

 Good fit for:

  • Students who prefer some in-person contact and who are comfortable with some online coursework as well
  • Certain coursework that requires in-person contact

Consider before choosing:

  • You will be required to come to campus at some point during the semester