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Course Design and Delivery Options

Course Design and Delivery Options

Overview

Designing and delivering your course will involve many decisions and questions. The resources included here will help get you started.

Blended methods accommodates a variety of teaching strategies, including:

  • Face-to-face
  • Blended synchronous (in-person and remote students participating simultaneously in face-to-face class sessions)
  • Asynchronous online
  • Synchronous online

The method, or mix of methods, that is most appropriate will depend on whether a classroom is available, whether the classroom can accommodate all registered students, whether some students will be participating remotely, and whether remote students are in time zones that are compatible with blended synchronous and synchronous online delivery formats.

These sections identify methods that can be used in various contexts:

No Classroom Available

All Students Time Zone Compatible

  • Online Teaching Only
    • Use both synchronous and asynchronous online methods as appropriate

Some Students Time Zone Incompatible

  • Online Teaching Only
    • Use mostly asynchronous methods
    • Use optional synchronous online sessions as appropriate
    • Use recorded synchronous online sessions for students who are time-zone incompatible

Classroom Can Accommodate All Students

All Students Time Zone Compatible

  • Face-to-face, blended synchronous, and online
    • Hold face-to-face sessions with those students able to physically attend
    • Use blended synchronous approach to allow students who are unable to physically attend to participate in face-to face sessions remotely
    • Use asynchronous and synchronous online methods, as appropriate to support face-to-face session.

Some Students Time Zone Incompatible

  • Face-to-face, blended synchronous, and online
    • Hold face-to-face sessions with those students able to physically attend
    • Use blended synchronous approach to allow students who are unable to physically attend to participate in face-to face sessions remotely
    • Use recorded face-to-face class sessions for students who are time-zone incompatible
    • Use asynchronous and optional synchronous online (recorded) methods, as appropriate to support face-to-face session

Classroom Accommodate Cohorts of Students (Split Class)

All Students Time Zone Compatible

  • Face-to-face, blended synchronous, and online
    • Hold face-to-face session with a rotating subset of students, who are able to physically attend
    • Use blended synchronous approach to allow rotating cohorts and other students who are unable to physically attend to participate in face-to face sessions remotely
    • Use asynchronous and synchronous online methods, as appropriate to support face-to-face session

Some Students Time Zone Incompatible

  • Face-to-face, blended synchronous, and online
    • Hold face-to-face session with a rotating subset of students, who are able to physically attend
    • Use blended synchronous approach to allow rotating cohorts and other students who are unable to physically attend to participate in face-to face sessions remotely
    • Use recorded face-to-face class sessions for students who are time-zone incompatible
    • Use asynchronous and optional synchronous online (recorded) methods, as appropriate to support face-to-face session
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