2022-2023 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
    Aug 19, 2022  
2022-2023 Catalog and Student Handbook

Instruction Methods (Academic Courses)


Students encounter several pieces of information they may not understand when searching for and registering for courses through the MyCSN system.  This section of the catalog explains many of these items.

Instruction Method

The instruction method refers to the way a course section is delivered.  When searching for course sections in MyCSN, students see the “Instruction Method” toward the right side of the screen and is the second-to-last column listed just before the “Status” of the class.  Descriptions of the different instruction methods are listed below.

In-Person (P)
A course section that requires enrolled students to meet on-campus/in-person at regularly scheduled times, primarily in a classroom or lab.  Students in these courses are usually expected to be physically present for all course meetings during the semester.

Hybrid (HY)
A course section that requires pre-scheduled in-person meetings or on-campus activities (i.e. tests, exams, lab work, etc.) one or more times during the semester while other coursework is conducted over the internet using a learning management system (e.g. Canvas).  The amount of face-to-face instruction and online coursework varies between course sections.

Coyote Flex (CF)
A course section that requires enrolled students to meet with the instructor at pre-defined days and times.  These meetings may be conducted in one of two ways:
  • Some students attend the class in-person/on-campus while other students attend virtually, or
  • Some students attend the class at one campus, while other students attend from another campus. The classrooms are connected virtually.

Web-Online (WB)
A course section conducted over the internet using a learning management system (e.g. Canvas) that requires:
  • NO physical presence or requirements for on-campus activity (e.g. tests, exams, lab work, etc.) at any point during the semester, and
  • NO virtual or in-person/on-campus class meetings at predefined days and times. 
Different course sections have different course features for learning and instruction – some are self-paced while others follow a set schedule – organized according to the course syllabus.  This type of course is known as asynchronous online instruction.

Web-Remote (WR)
A course section conducted over the internet using a learning management system (e.g. Canvas) that requires:
  • Enrolled students meet with the instructor online at pre-defined days and times, and
  • NO physical presence or requirements for on-campus activity (e.g. tests, exams, lab work, etc.) at any point during the semester.
Different course sections have different course features for learning and instruction organized according to the course syllabus.  This type of course is known as synchronous online instruction.

Special Circumstance (SC)
Used only in emergency situations when an In-person (P), Hybrid (HY), or CoyoteFlex (CF) course must be moved to being conducted fully over the internet due to an emergency (e.g. COVID Pandemic).

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