Fall 2021 Term Information
Modalities of Instruction - Definitions
As of Fall 2021, six different modalities of instruction are being offered at Cal Poly.
Synchronous courses are fully online with established meeting days/times.
Asynchronous courses are fully online with NO established meeting days/times. Course requirements are completed in a self-guided manner.
Synchronous/asynchronous hybrid courses are fully online, but the meeting pattern is a combination of established days/times (for the synchronous online component) and student self-guided work (for the asynchronous online component).
In person courses are offered at on-campus or off-campus physical locations with established meeting days/times.
In Person/Sync Hybrid
In person/synchronous hybrid courses include in-person and online course content. These courses have established meeting days/times.
In Person/Async Hybrid
In person/asynchronous hybrid courses include in-person and online course content. The meeting pattern is a combination of established days/times (for the in-person component) and student self-guided work (for the asynchronous online component).
Modalities of Instruction - Schedule Builder Details
Students can use the Schedule Builder Modality of Instruction global filter to search for course offerings that fit their specific needs: