Course Delivery

Fall 2022 Course Delivery

Primary course delivery methods for the fall 2022 semester will be In-Person and Online. The Web Conferencing delivery method is reserved in instances of an ADA/504 accommodation.

In-Person

In-Person courses are delivered in a physical classroom or location where the instructors and students interact on scheduled days and times. In-Person courses must allow for the full class to attend for each course period. Students are expected to attend in-person courses at scheduled meeting times, unless they have an instructor-approved absence.

Instruction Modes/Instructional Method

  • In Person (P)
  • Nebraska Now – In Person (PH) *Only for Nebraska Now students
  • Field (EF)

Online

Online courses are delivered wholly asynchronously through an online platform. These courses provide maximum flexibility for a student’s schedule because students and instructors do not meet at the same time. Thus, students can take the course in different time zones, and they can engage with course content at a time most convenient for them. Exams are offered in a window of time, but not an exact time. Online course content is typically comprised of modules, videos, discussion boards, etc., with which students are expected to engage and follow specific deadlines for completion of course assignments, exams, and projects. Usually the course content is fully developed before the semester starts and is made available to students from the beginning of the semester. Because these courses are designed and supported with the individualized assistance of instructional designers, they are charged an online course fee. These are "true online" courses and most often are developed as part of a larger, ongoing educational and degree strategy.

Instruction Modes/Instructional Method

  • Online Distance Class (ES)
  • Online Distance Class with On-campus Testing (EX)
  • MBA/MEM Online Distance Class (EM)
  • Nebraska Now – Online (EH) *Only for Nebraska Now Students
  • Contract Class (EC)

Web Conferencing

Web Conferencing courses involve synchronous interaction between instructors and students on assigned days and times through an online platform. Typically, this form of instruction uses a video web-based conferencing platform such as Zoom, where the instructor and students can see and talk with one another, replicating virtual key components of the live interaction of a face-to-face classroom experience. These courses provide some flexibility for students because they can engage with course content from a distance, but, in contrast to online courses, web conferencing courses are designed around "real time" class meetings, which are held at scheduled days and times similar to an in-person course. Web conferencing courses may be supplemented with other components, including independent learning modules that are found in traditional online courses or by optional opportunities for in-person experiences. Instructors cannot require testing via in-person classroom attendance or the DLC Exam Commons, but they can offer it as an option for students. Web Conferencing courses are charged the In-Person tuition rate and University Program and Facilities Fee (UPFF).

Instruction Modes/Instructional Method

  • Web Conferencing (EW)

Course Delivery Modification Request Process

The Course Delivery Modification Request Process is intended to address and respond to course-specific needs that may emerge and which may require modifying delivery mode for a particular course that happens after the tuition and fees billing date. A Course Delivery Modification Form must be approved by the chair and dean prior to communicating with students and processing the change in CLSS.

Individual instructors may request a modification to their course delivery by submitting the Course Delivery Modification Request Form to the department chair or program director. All requests will be submitted by the chair/head/director to the dean's office for review and approval.

For any approved modifications, instructors must communicate changes with students in a timely fashion and in advance of any shift in delivery method.

Contact the department or program chair regarding the decision to change course delivery. Short-term course delivery changes will continue to be handled at the department/unit level.

Spring 2023 Course Delivery

Primary course delivery methods for the regular spring 2023 semester will be In-Person and Online. The Web Conferencing delivery method is reserved in instances of an ADA/504 accommodation.

Spring pre-session courses will be In-Person, Online, and Web Conferencing. Web Conferencing courses will not need an ADA/504 accommodation and will not need additional approvals at the university level.

Pre-session courses that employ delivery formats should select the instruction mode that best fits the majority of the course mode. If there are any components that are in-person and required for the course, the In-Person instruction mode must be selected. Use 'Course Notes' for documenting the course requirements that would be different from the instruction mode selected (e.g., some course sessions will be offered via Zoom, etc.) so that students are aware of course delivery requirements at the point of enrollment. Instructors should communicate with students about unique course requirements, ideally before the course begins.

Pre-session courses that have additional required, related sections, such as recitations and labs, cannot use different course delivery methods for each component of the course.

In-Person

In-Person courses are delivered in a physical classroom or location where the instructors and students interact on scheduled days and times. In-Person courses must allow for the full class to attend for each course period. Students are expected to attend in-person courses at scheduled meeting times, unless they have an instructor-approved absence.

Instruction Modes/Instructional Method

  • In Person (P)
  • Nebraska Now – In Person (PH) *Only for Nebraska Now students
  • Field (EF)

Online

Online courses are delivered wholly asynchronously through an online platform. These courses provide maximum flexibility for a student’s schedule because students and instructors do not meet at the same time. Thus, students can take the course in different time zones, and they can engage with course content at a time most convenient for them. Exams are offered in a window of time, but not an exact time. Online course content is typically comprised of modules, videos, discussion boards, etc., with which students are expected to engage and follow specific deadlines for completion of course assignments, exams, and projects. Usually the course content is fully developed before the semester starts and is made available to students from the beginning of the semester. Because these courses are designed and supported with the individualized assistance of instructional designers, they are charged an online course fee. These are "true online" courses and most often are developed as part of a larger, ongoing educational and degree strategy.

Instruction Modes/Instructional Method

  • Online Distance Class (ES)
  • Online Distance Class with On-campus Testing (EX)
  • MBA/MEM Online Distance Class (EM)
  • Nebraska Now – Online (EH) *Only for Nebraska Now Students
  • Contract Class (EC)

Web Conferencing

Web Conferencing courses involve synchronous interaction between instructors and students on assigned days and times through an online platform. Typically, this form of instruction uses a video web-based conferencing platform such as Zoom, where the instructor and students can see and talk with one another, replicating virtual key components of the live interaction of a face-to-face classroom experience. These courses provide some flexibility for students because they can engage with course content from a distance, but, in contrast to online courses, web conferencing courses are designed around "real time" class meetings, which are held at scheduled days and times similar to an in-person course. Web conferencing courses may be supplemented with other components, including independent learning modules that are found in traditional online courses or by optional opportunities for in-person experiences. Instructors cannot require testing via in-person classroom attendance or the DLC Exam Commons, but they can offer it as an option for students. Web Conferencing courses are charged the In-Person tuition rate and University Program and Facilities Fee (UPFF).

Instruction Modes/Instructional Method

  • Web Conferencing (EW)

Course Delivery Modification Request Process

The Course Delivery Modification Request Process is intended to address and respond to course-specific needs that may emerge and which may require modifying delivery mode for a particular course that happens after the tuition and fees billing date. A Course Delivery Modification Form must be approved by the chair and dean prior to communicating with students and processing the change in CLSS.

Individual instructors may request a modification to their course delivery by submitting the Course Delivery Modification Request Form to the department chair or program director. All requests will be submitted by the chair/head/director to the dean's office for review and approval.

For any approved modifications, instructors must communicate changes with students in a timely fashion and in advance of any shift in delivery method.

Contact the department or program chair regarding the decision to change course delivery. Short-term course delivery changes will continue to be handled at the department/unit level.

Summer 2023 Course Delivery

For summer 2023, the instructional modes of In-Person, Web Conferencing, and Online will be available. Web Conferencing courses will not need an ADA/504 accommodation and will not need additional approvals at the university level.

Courses that employ delivery formats should select the instruction mode that best fits the majority of the course mode. If there are any components that are in-person and required for the course, the In-Person instruction mode must be selected. Use 'Course Notes' for documenting the course requirements that would be different from the instruction mode selected (e.g., some course sessions will be offered via Zoom, etc.) so that students are aware of course delivery requirements at the point of enrollment. Instructors should communicate with students about unique course requirements, ideally before the course begins.

Courses that have additional required, related sections, such as recitations and labs, cannot use different course delivery methods for each component of the course.

In-Person

In-Person courses are delivered in a physical classroom or location where the instructors and students interact on scheduled days and times. In-Person courses must allow for the full class to attend for each course period. Students are expected to attend in-person courses at scheduled meeting times, unless they have an instructor-approved absence.

Instruction Modes/Instructional Method

  • In Person (P)
  • Nebraska Now – In Person (PH) *Only for Nebraska Now students
  • Field (EF)

Online

Online courses are delivered wholly asynchronously through an online platform. These courses provide maximum flexibility for a student’s schedule because students and instructors do not meet at the same time. Thus, students can take the course in different time zones, and they can engage with course content at a time most convenient for them. Exams are offered in a window of time, but not an exact time. Online course content is typically comprised of modules, videos, discussion boards, etc., with which students are expected to engage and follow specific deadlines for completion of course assignments, exams, and projects. Usually the course content is fully developed before the semester starts and is made available to students from the beginning of the semester. Because these courses are designed and supported with the individualized assistance of instructional designers, they are charged an online course fee. These are "true online" courses and most often are developed as part of a larger, ongoing educational and degree strategy.

Instruction Modes/Instructional Method

  • Online Distance Class (ES)
  • Online Distance Class with On-campus Testing (EX)
  • MBA/MEM Online Distance Class (EM)
  • Nebraska Now – Online (EH) *Only for Nebraska Now Students
  • Contract Class (EC)

Web Conferencing

Web Conferencing courses involve synchronous interaction between instructors and students on assigned days and times through an online platform. Typically, this form of instruction uses a video web-based conferencing platform such as Zoom, where the instructor and students can see and talk with one another, replicating virtual key components of the live interaction of a face-to-face classroom experience. These courses provide some flexibility for students because they can engage with course content from a distance, but, in contrast to online courses, web conferencing courses are designed around "real time" class meetings, which are held at scheduled days and times similar to an in-person course. Web conferencing courses may be supplemented with other components, including independent learning modules that are found in traditional online courses or by optional opportunities for in-person experiences. Instructors cannot require testing via in-person classroom attendance or the DLC Exam Commons, but they can offer it as an option for students. Web Conferencing courses are charged the In-Person tuition rate and University Program and Facilities Fee (UPFF).

Instruction Modes/Instructional Method

  • Web Conferencing (EW)

Course Delivery Modification Request Process

The Course Delivery Modification Request Process is intended to address and respond to course-specific needs that may emerge and which may require modifying delivery mode for a particular course that happens after the tuition and fees billing date. A Course Delivery Modification Form must be approved by the chair and dean prior to communicating with students and processing the change in CLSS.

Individual instructors may request a modification to their course delivery by submitting the Course Delivery Modification Request Form to the department chair or program director. All requests will be submitted by the chair/head/director to the dean's office for review and approval.

For any approved modifications, instructors must communicate changes with students in a timely fashion and in advance of any shift in delivery method.

Contact the department or program chair regarding the decision to change course delivery. Short-term course delivery changes will continue to be handled at the department/unit level.