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Fall 2021 Term Information

Modalities of Instruction - Definitions

As of Fall 2021, six different modalities of instruction are being offered at Cal Poly.

Synchronous

Synchronous courses are fully online with established meeting days/times.

Asynchronous

Asynchronous courses are fully online with NO established meeting days/times. Course requirements are completed in a self-guided manner.

Sync/Async Hybrid

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

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:

Students can search for course offerings using the Modality of Instruction filter in Schedule Builder.

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