Below are some resources to help you get started with your classroom delivery this fall.
In this mode some face-to-face instruction occurs in classrooms or labs. Students will be required to attend some physical classroom/lab sessions during the semester. These will appear on the schedule with assigned days and times and an assigned room. The Delivery will be Classroom on the schedule. Faculty may choose a “hybrid” form of Classroom Delivery where only portions of the class meet on a given day (for example, Group A on Tuesdays, Group B on Thursdays, or Group A for two weeks in lab, then two weeks online, etc.). Any such arrangements are handled by the faculty and posted on the LMS and in the syllabus, but not the course schedule. Supplemental material to ensure sufficient equivalent instruction is occurring must be developed in the LMS using recommended strategies for effective learning provided by the Office of Instructional Technology and Teaching Development.
These classes are delivered on scheduled days and times but instruction is delivered via Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or another appropriate synchronous classroom platform. Students and faculty engage in the synchronous classroom remotely, either from campus dorms, other campus spaces, or at home. These appear in the schedule as Online Delivery, with indicated days and times, but with the classroom space listed as Virtual (this listing may change depending on what the system can accommodate; final clarification is forthcoming). This delivery format would be preferable for many students as opposed to an Online Delivery (below). There may be some variations in required student participation in synchronous classes but minimum requirements must be clearly listed in the syllabus. Additional information on minimum recommendations for Virtual Classes is forthcoming.
Online activity is mixed with classroom meetings, replacing a significant percentage, but not required face-to-face instructional activities. Details of the classroom schedule should be outlined in the syllabus. Instruction can be a combination of the following:
• Face-to-Face (synchronous in a classroom)
• Online (asynchronous) via learning management system and other technology
Delivery method will be listed as a classroom on the Chatham schedule.
These classes are delivered online, in a traditional asynchronous mode; no day or time listed, no requirements for campus attendance. These courses may have some required synchronous participation, but it is limited and accounts for students in varying time zones, etc. Courses not already developed and approved for Online Delivery using the CORE standards will need to be slated for just-in-time online development with and instructional designer.
The LMS committee recommends that all faculty regardless of mode of delivery have a syllabus, contact information, and gradebook available to students in Brightspace prior to the start of the semester.