Classroom instruction methods for Fall 2020

We are committed to providing an excellent academic experience, even as we adapt classroom instruction, course design, and campus activities to meet necessary safety measures during this pandemic.


Viewing class times and instructional methods

Your course schedule meeting time is shown on these screens in Banner Self Service: 

  • Student Detail Schedule
  • Student Printable Schedule
  • Student Schedule by Day & Time screens. 

To view a course method of instruction:

  1. Log in to my.uncc.edu.
  2. Click the Banner Self Service icon under Quick Links.
  3. Click the Student Services/Student Accounts tab.
  4. Click Registration, then click Student Detail Schedule.
  5. Select Fall 2020, then Submit. 
  6. You will see the type of instruction as shown in the examples below. 

  • Online Synchronous courses are fully online and held at specific meeting times.
    • These courses will meet on a regular schedule.
  • In this example, you will meet online on Tuesday & Thursday at 4:00 PM with the rest of your class.
    • Since these courses are held online, you will notice the location of this course appears as "None INTRNET."
       

  • Online Asynchronous courses are fully online with no specific meeting times.
  • In this example, you will work on your own timetable to complete the coursework.
    • Since these courses are asynchronous, the time and location reads "TBA" meaning there is no specified time or location.

  • Face-to-Face courses occur at a fixed and regular meeting time and are held in classrooms and labs, with appropriate space for social distancing.
  • In this example, you will meet face-to-face on Wednesday at 7:00 PM in the Friday building, room 142.
    • Note: the building and classroom locations are identified. 

Hybrid courses that are a mixture of face-to-face and online, as determined by your instructor:

  • You will attend a face-to-face class at a fixed and regular meeting time, in addition to engaging in an online component.
  • In this example, you should plan to be face-to-face on Tuesday & Thursday at 2:30 PM until your instructor provides additional instructions for the online component.
    • Note: the building and classroom locations are identified. 

Hybrid courses with an identified face-to-face meeting, but no set meeting time for online content:

  • You will attend a face-to-face class at a fixed and regular meeting time, in addition to engaging in an online component.
  • In this example, you will meet face-to-face on Monday at 9:05 AM and you will work on your own timetable for the online component.
    • Note: the building and classroom locations are identified for the face-to-face meeting, the remainder of the coursework is online asynchronous meaning there is no specified time or location.

Hybrid courses with an identified face-to-face meeting, and set meeting time for online content:

  • You will attend a face-to-face class at a fixed and regular meeting time, plus engage in an online component at a fixed and regular meeting time.
  • In this example, you will meet face-to-face on Monday at 9:05 AM, but Wednesday & Friday at 9:05 AM will be held online.
    • Note: the building and classroom locations are identified for the face-to-face meeting, but during the online synchronous portion you will notice the location of this course appears as "None INTRNET."


Instructional Methods

When you select your classes in Banner Self Service or Schedule Wizard, you will see a description of the instructional method for each course. You can sort by these options when searching for courses.

  • Face-to-Face Instruction  
    • ​​Attend face-to-face classes at a fixed and regular meeting time
    • Held in classrooms and labs with enough space to allow for social distancing
  • Hybrid
    • ​Attend a face-to-face class at a fixed and regular meeting time, plus engage in an online component
    • The options for the online component may include:
      • Synchronous delivery (specific meeting times)
      • Asynchronous delivery (no specific meeting times)
      • Simulcast delivery (one group of students attends a face-to-face class once a week while the other group views the class live online synchronously, then the groups switch)
  • Online: No Specific Meeting Times (aka asynchronous)
    • Fully online with no specific meeting times
  • Online: Specific Meeting Times (aka synchronous)
    • Fully online with specific meeting times, meeting on a regular schedule.​

​Note: A student’s tuition and fees charges are based on program type, not course delivery. Distance Education tuition and fee rates are applicable only to a designated Distance Education degree program.  


Banner Self Service > Student Services/Student Accounts > Registration > Look-up Classes to Add > Fall 2020 and Submit > Advanced Search > Select specific Subject and Course, and Instructional Method.
 

 


Filtering by instructional method in Schedule Wizard:
 


Laptop requirement for new students

We want you to be properly prepared with the technology needed for your college career.

  • We have a new laptop requirement for all incoming students starting this fall. By having your own laptop, you will be able to access the tools needed in your coursework this semester and throughout your degree program.
  • You may bring a laptop you already have or choose to purchase one from any vendor. You are encouraged to explore the laptop bundles available for purchase through the NinerTech store, which will meet your educational needs for four years and beyond.
  • Read the laptop requirement FAQs here.

We’re prepared to teach you and create an engaging campus environment.

  • Our faculty members have participated in a variety of training opportunities this summer and are adopting best practices for online teaching in their courses.
    • Many faculty members have completed a rigorous national certification for quality assurance in online education. 
  • We are working to create other opportunities for social engagement on campus and in residence halls with events that meet safety guidelines and expectations. Visit YearOne.uncc.edu for details.

FAQs

  • When you select your classes in Banner Self-Service or Schedule Wizard, you will see a description of the instructional method for each course. You can sort by these options when searching for courses.
  • On some screens, you will see an abbreviation indicating the type of delivery:
    • HY = Hybrid 
    • IA = Internet asynchronous
    • IS = Internet synchronous
    • TR = Face-to-Face Instruction
  • It is possible that some courses will change how they are delivered this fall, especially if you registered before June.
  • Any changes to course delivery should be finalized by August.
  • Please check your course schedule in Banner in August to note whether your courses are face-to-face (TR), hybrid (HY), online asynchronous (IA), or online synchronous (IS).

  • You can change your schedule without affecting your grades until the end of the Add/Drop period, which runs through September 14. You can drop a course and remain enrolled in other courses, or register for another course.

  • More online courses are offered for fall semester to ensure the university can provide appropriate physical distancing in classrooms and to accommodate students who are unable to meet face-to-face due to health concerns.
  • Instructors who are teaching online courses this fall have participated in training this summer and have had plenty of time to design quality online courses.
  • Your tuition and fee charges are based on program type, not course delivery.
  • If you have been admitted to a Main Campus program, your charges will reflect Main Campus tuition and fee rates, regardless of course instruction method (online, in-person, hybrid, etc.).
  • A student in a Distance Education program will have tuition and fee charges that reflect the Distance Education rates.
  • For example, if a Main Campus student registers for an online course (or their course is changed to online delivery) they will still be assessed the main campus tuition and fee rates. The only way to receive the Distance Education tuition and fee rates is if you are in a designated Distance Education program. 
  • Course delivery is still being finalized for some courses. There is not a set ratio for face-to-face vs. online/remote delivery.
  • Each academic department will determine how to offer courses based on the specific circumstances of that department.
  • Yes. As with any schedule changes, you can monitor for seat availability in a section that meets on your preferred day and drop or add courses accordingly.