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E-Learning Course Modes

Otis College offers several types of eLearning courses. Below are descriptions of these different modes.

As you review course offerings and descriptions, you will see the codes below marking it as an eLearning course.

Otis College eLearning Courses are defined as follows:

Blended Synchronous (BLSY)

  • Blended Learning courses “blend” on-campus teaching with online delivery. Some weeks are taught online and other weeks on-campus. The class meets at least 1/3 online or on-campus during the semester. During virtual instruction, the course contact will occur synchronously (at the same time) through the web-conference platform, Zoom. 

Blended Asynchronous (BLAY)

  • Blended Learning courses “blend” on-campus teaching with online delivery. Some weeks are taught online and other weeks on-campus. The class meets at least 1/3 online or on-campus during the semester. Students will work independently for a predetermined set of time to complete coursework by the due date. During virtual instruction, the course contact will occur asynchronously (not at the same time).

Online Synchronous (OLSY)

  • These courses provide 100% of instruction online. Some online classes may also include 1 - 2 weeks of an on-campus meeting. A component of the instruction will require meeting virtually with the instructor the same day and time through the web-conference platform, Zoom. The virtual course contact will occur synchronously (at the same time).

Online Asynchronous (OLAY)

  • These courses provide 100% of instruction online. Some online classes may also include 1 - 2 weeks of an on-campus meeting. Students will work independently for a predetermined set of time to complete coursework by the due date.  The virtual course contact will occur asynchronously (not at the same time).

HyFlex or All-Access (HYFX)

  • These courses allow students to participate in the same class choosing each week how they want to attend. They can attend on-campus, online synchronous, or online asynchronous. This type of course mode follows a student-centered attendance model (SEAM).