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Course Formats & Definitions

Face-to-Face (in-person) courses 

These 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 

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. Want to take an online class? The Online and Remote Student Readiness Assessment survey will help you determine what is needed for success.

Remote Learning 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

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 DeliveryFace-to-FaceOnlineRemoteHybrid
Content on BlackboardYesYesYesYes
Meeting TimesSpecific timesIf needed
(see course schedule)
Specific timesSpecific times
Instructor/Peer Meeting Times InteractionIn personOnlineZoomIn person and online
LocationOn campusVirtualVirtualIn person and online
ExamsOn campusOnline, possibly in person or online at specific date and timeOnline, possibly in person or online at specific date and timeOn campus, possibly online
Camera/Microphone RequiredNoIn Some Courses
(see course schedule)
YesYes
Minimum Technical Requirements
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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