A course in which a combination of students meets either face-to-face or online synchronously. 100% of the course contact hours meet either face-to-face on campus, at an institutionally approved location, or online. The faculty member will teach on-campus or at an institutionally approved location. Faculty are required to use The Citadel’s approved video-conferencing tool (Zoom) to deliver instruction, work with groups of students, or conduct seminars. In coordination with the instructor, students choose at the beginning of the semester which location works best for them, either on-ground or online. This modality is primarily for graduate courses but may be considered for special undergraduate classes by prior approval of the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs.
- The course must go through The Citadel’s Online Course Review Process, which includes completion of The Citadel’s Parity Table. In compliance with the US Department of Education credit hour definition, the online instructional time must remain equivalent to a traditional face-to-face course as evidenced by the completion of The Citadel’s Parity Table for the asynchronous part of the course.
- All course materials, syllabi, grades, handouts, video lectures, assignments, etc. must be posted online within The Citadel’s approved learning management system (Canvas).
- All student work must be submitted via Canvas including work done in a third-party vendor.
- Faculty will post both online and on-campus office hours in the course syllabus.
- Days/times/room locations are required to be listed in the syllabus and in the course schedule.
- Course info will highlight course requirements and must be included in the syllabus: This section is a hi-flex course. Students may choose to be in-person or online at the start of the semester. The online portion of the course meets at the same scheduled dates/times as the on-ground course as noted in the schedule of classes. This class requires that students attending online have a webcam and microphone and must be actively participating in the class with their cameras on at all times.
Key Principles for Success
- Address students by name, when possible.
- Look at the camera as often as you would look at a section of the classroom if you were teaching in person.
- Have online office hours or a Canvas discussion board where you regularly check for student questions and provide answers.
- When asking questions during class, wait until students answer (it might take students a little longer to answer while they come up with an answer and turn on their microphones).
- Videos may be played during class, but you will want to test any commercially prepared videos in advance as copyright protections may scramble the video when trying to broadcast it.
- Use Canvas for materials distribution and homework collection.
- You might choose to flip your classroom by having students watch videos or complete readings before class and spend class time working on projects or doing class presentations.
- Leverage the time in class to have students work with each other, practice and demonstrate skills, and actively participate in class discussions. For group work, use Zoom breakout groups so students have an opportunity to work with various subsets of students within the class.
- Encourage students to add a good headshot photo to Canvas and Zoom. This will help you become familiar with what they look like so that you can more easily recognize them on camera.