Definition of Face-to-Face, Online, Remote, and Hybrid Courses

Face-to-Face (in-person) courses are taught on campus at the scheduled course times so that students can interact with their instructor and classmates in person. Course learning outcomes and materials are the same as online, remote, and hybrid courses.

Online courses are taught using Blackboard, and students are not typically required to log in at specific times. Assignments have deadlines, but students have the flexibility of studying where and when they want. Professors can require students to take exams in person or online at specific date and time. Access to a camera and microphone may be required. Course learning outcomes and materials are the same as face-to-face, remote, and hybrid courses.

Remote Learning courses are taught using Zoom and Blackboard and require students to log in at the scheduled course times to interact with their instructor and classmates. Professors can require students to take exams in person or online at specific date and time. Access to a camera and microphone are required. Course learning outcomes and materials are the same as face-to-face, online, and hybrid courses.

Hybrid courses are taught using a combination of face-to-face and online activities and require students to attend on-campus, in-person scheduled classes. Access to a camera and microphone are required. Course learning outcomes and materials are the same as face-to-face, online, and remote courses.

Course Delivery Face-to-FaceOnlineRemoteHybrid
Content on Blackboard Yes YesYesYes
Meeting TimesSpecific timesIf needed
(see course schedule)
Specific timesSpecific times
Instructor/Peer Meeting Times Interaction In person OnlineZoomIn person and online
Location On campus VirtualVirtualIn person and online
Exams On campusOnline,
possibly in person
or online at specific date and time
Online,
possibly in person
or online at specific date and time
On campus, possibly online
Camera/Microphone
Required
No In Some Courses
(see course schedule)
YesYes
Minimum Technical Requirements • Regular access to a computer/device with access to Internet
• Access to Internet browsers such as Chrome, Safari, or Firefox
• Access to PCCC student email
• Basic Microsoft Office skills (PCCC provides all students with Microsoft Office 365 Suite)
Course learning outcomes and materials are the same for face-to-face, remote, hybrid, and online courses.

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