How to Choose Courses

When registering for classes, students can check the course delivery method to find out if the class will be held in-person, via web conferencing, or online by searching "Mode of Instruction" in the Class Search or "Instruction Mode" in the Enrollment Scheduler. Students can also review the course attributes for days, times, locations, ACE designations, and related section information.

Students should be familiar with the university's class attendance policy. Those who have medical documentation of a health risk that cannot be mitigated through vaccination should submit a COVID-19 Academic Flexibility Request. Those with a disability and/or chronic health condition that makes them high risk for the virus should seek support via Services for Students with Disabilities. International students should contact the International Student and Scholar Office to discuss their options.

Classes that are regularly taught in-person will largely resume as In-Person courses. Classes that have traditionally been asynchronous, online courses will continue with the Online delivery method. Web Conferencing classes are not expected to be widely available. The 2021-22 academic year will more closely reflect a pre-pandemic schedule.

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In-Person

In-Person courses will take place in a physical classroom or location where the instructor and students interact with each other on scheduled days and times. Students will be expected to attend all of their in-person classes unless they have an approved accommodation or have an instructor-approved absence.

Field courses are considered In-Person courses with instruction taking place at another physical location such as an internship setting, student teaching location, or outdoor laboratory.

Instruction Modes/Instructional Method

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

Web Conferencing courses will use a web-based video conferencing platform like Zoom where the instructor and students can interact with each other on scheduled days and times with a real-time, remote classroom experience.

These courses may be supplemented with other components, including independent learning modules or optional in-person opportunities, and provide flexibility for students who prefer to engage with real-time course content without being physically present in the classroom.

Students will be expected to attend all of their web conferencing classes unless they have an instructor-approved absence.

Instruction Modes/Instructional Method

  • Web Conferencing (EW)
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Online

Online courses are designed to allow students to move forward independently through learning modules without a traditional classroom experience and provide maximum flexibility for a student’s schedule.

Course content is usually fully developed and available before the semester starts, and students follow specific deadlines for engagement and completion of assignments, exams, and projects.

Online courses that require testing at the on-campus Digital Learning Commons will resume in the fall and are indicated as a mode of instruction in MyRED.

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)

How to Plan Your Schedule

The Enrollment Scheduler in MyRED can help students plan their schedules. Course delivery methods, along with other class attributes such as days, times, and locations, are available within the system.

Fall 2021: Students will receive a "Fall 2021 Fee Reduction" if their total Online Course Fees plus Program Facilities Fees for that term are more than $736.

Spring 2022: Students will receive a "Spring 2022 Fee Reduction" if their total Online Course Fees plus Program Facilities Fees for that term, including the Spring Pre-Session, are more than $736.

Fee reductions do not include technology, library or other course and lab fees. Course and lab fees are specific to a course and charges on applicable courses will be indicated in the notes section in the schedule of courses.