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Course Types

Course Type

ONLINE

Classes that are designed to be taken online.

Course Type

HYBRID

Online courses with set times for participation.

Course Type

BROADCAST

Classes that are broadcast to campus classrooms.

Course Type

FACE-TO-FACE

Traditional classes taken in campus classrooms.

 

Utah State University Hybrid Classes

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HYBRID COURSE CHECKLIST

  • Classes follow USU schedule for registration and start/end dates
  • Proctor supervised exams (Fees may apply)
  • Assignments submitted electronically
  • Set times for student participation online

Students register for hybrid courses during open registration for campus classes. Hybrid courses begin and end on the same day as campus courses. On the first day of the semester, students should log in to their classes to become familiar with course structures and requirements. In addition to the requirements for online classes, hybrid courses require students to participate using communications software such as Adobe Connect (Breeze) at specific times. This allows for streaming video and live chat with students and the instructor in real-time.

Online exams must be taken under the supervision of an approved proctor, an educational official who supervises a student during an exam. While most local proctoring servics are free, some may charge small fees.

Hybrid vs. Online

Online and Hybrid courses are essentially the same thing. The only difference between the two is that with hybrid courses, even though all course work can be completed online, there are specific times in which student participation is required via interactive technologies on the internet.

Utah State University Online Classes

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ONLINE COURSE CHECKLIST

  • Classes follow USU schedule for registration and start/end dates
  • Proctor supervised exams (Fees may apply)
  • Assignments submitted electronically

Students register for online courses during open registration for campus classes. Online courses begin and end on the same day as campus courses. On the first day of the semester, students should log in to their classes to become familiar with course structures and requirements. Students submit assignments electronically over the Internet and interact with their instructors and classmates via email and online discussions.

Some online exams must be taken under the supervision of an approved proctor, an educational official who supervises a student during an exam. While most local proctoring servics are free, some may charge small fees.

Online vs. Independent Study

Certain courses can be started and ended on your own time, not following the university schedule. These types of courses are called Independent Study courses, and are not available for every online course.

Utah State University Broadcast Classes

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BROADCAST COURSE CHECKLIST

  • Classes follow USU schedule for registration and start/end dates
  • Students attend classes in a classroom setting
  • Interaction is via interactive video technologies in local classroom

In cooperation with the Utah Education Network (UEN), interactive broadcast courses are provided to students throughout the state of Utah. The technologies allow students at many locations to be part of the same classroom and interact in real-time with their instructors and classmates via interactive video technologies. Classrooms located at Utah State University Regional Campuses and other cooperating sites, let students in many parts of the state attend classes close to home.

Broadcast vs. Face-to-Face

Broadcast courses are essentially the same as traditional face-to-face courses except students in Broadcast courses attend class via interactive video technologies. The course schedule, meeting times, and requirements are the same as if the student was participating in the classroom where the broadcast is originating.

Utah State University Face-to-Face Classes

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TRADITIONAL COURSE CHECKLIST

  • Classes follow USU schedule for registration and start/end dates
  • Students attend classes in a classroom setting
  • Interaction with peers and instructors takes place in local classroom

Utah State University has many campuses and cooperating sites around the state of Utah that allow students the opportunity to take Utah State University classes in a traditional classroom setting. These classes follow the normal University schedule, and student participation and interaction takes place in a traditional classroom setting.

Broadcast vs. Face-to-Face

Broadcast courses are essentially the same as traditional face-to-face courses except students in Broadcast courses attend class via interactive video technologies. The course schedule, meeting times, and requirements are the same as if the student was participating in the classroom where the broadcast is originating.

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