Registrar

Instruction Mode / Course Modality

Beginning Fall 2022, UW-Whitewater will be offering courses in the modes described below.

General Note: If indicated below, Distance Education Fee applies to regular tuition classes only, not online programs using service based pricing.  See information on our tuition rates for more information.

Modality Additional Distance Education Fee? Where You Learn Set Meeting Time? Minimum Tech Requirements*
Online (O)  
Virtual Classroom (VC)
Limited On-Campus (LC)  AND 
Interactive Video (Campus-to-Anywhere) (IV)    OR 
Interactive Video (Campus-to-Campus) (IV)    OR 
Hybrid (H)    AND 
In Person Streaming (PS)    OR 
In Person (P)  

* Courses or course assignments may require additional technology, such as webcam or microphones; consult your instructor/syllabus for a full list of course tool requirements

Where You Learn
Inside a Classroom
Outside a Classroom
Tools
Internet
Webcam
Microphone

Modality Descriptions

Online (O)

  • Asynchronous (without mandatory scheduled meetings). Students can plan to do the course work when they have time to do so within the constraints of the course.
  • Any synchronous (scheduled) class meetings are voluntary
  • Distance Education Fee applies

Virtual Classroom (VC)

  • Scheduled to meet online during a set day/time (synchronous) via videoconference and interactive
  • Distance Education Fee applies

Limited on Campus (LC)

  • Mostly online (over 75%), but the class meets in-person strategically throughout the semester, perhaps for exams or student presentations. Special notes for each section should be added for clarification
  • Online portion of the course may be either asynchronous (without scheduled meetings, students work on their own time) or synchronous (scheduled meetings) which can be clarified in the special notes for each section
  • Distance Education Fee applies

Interactive Video (IV)

  • Scheduled to meet on-campus during a set day/time and are held in classrooms with technology (synchronous) and interactive
  • Faculty/instructor attends in-person at one location
  • Student location, indicated in special notes for each section
    • Campus-to-campus: some students attend in-person at one campus while the remaining students attend in-person at one or more other campuses. Everyone attends in-person at two or more locations.
    • Campus-to-anywhere: students may attend in-person in the classroom with the faculty/instructor or attend virtually.

Hybrid (H)

  • Mix of regularly scheduled in-person meetings on-campus during a set day/time and online activities.
  • Online activities may be either asynchronous (without scheduled meetings, students work on their own time) or synchronous (scheduled meetings), which can be clarified in the special notes for each section

In Person with Streaming (PS)

  • Scheduled to meet on-campus during a set day/time and are held in classrooms with technology (synchronous)
  • Faculty/instructor attends in-person at one location
  • Students attend in-person in the classroom with the faculty/instructor, virtually during the scheduled class time, or watch the recording of the class at a later time. Students attending virtually cannot interact with the in-person class. Class sessions are recorded and shared.

In Person (P)

  • Scheduled to meet on-campus during a set day/time
  • May have some online components, but the majority of the interaction will be provided during the in-person class time

Independent Studies/Directed Research (IS)

  • Faculty/student engagement is prearranged between the student and instructor.