Find information about course delivery options and in-person class safety.

Course Modality Options

Inspired by the need to respond to COVID-19 along with the commitment to create a safe and successful educational experience for students, additional online remote offerings were developed. The options provided below were created to assist our students and faculty needs caused by the pandemic. Our hope is these options will allow the education journey to continue, while managing their children's remote learning.

For Faculty:

  • Even if you are scheduled to teach your class face-to-face, you are required to work with Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) to create supplemental online course materials to address individual student needs (such as a medical condition that prevents a return to campus) and to ensure readiness in the event of a COVID-19 surge requiring CWI to revert to 100% remote instruction.  
  • If you are concerned about how to facilitate lab courses to meet requirements in the event of another surge, work with your department chair and dean to determine the best course of action.  
  • For further information, please consult the Fall 2021: COVID Readiness Training.  

For Students:

  • In-Person:  Courses are offered in-person at regularly designated meeting times in a physical classroom environment.

Benefits: Students will experience face-to-face learning, during regularly scheduled meeting times on campus.

Note: While on campus masks will be required and specific safety protocols in place.

How to Register: In-Person sections are designated with a section number only (e.g. ENGL-101-001).

  • Online:  Courses offered entirely online through technology with no designated meeting times.

Benefits: Students will work independently to complete learning activities, assignments, and meet deadlines determined by the instructor. Online courses are facilitated through technology by instructors to engage students in the class.

Note: Students are not expected to come to a physical location except to take proctored exams when requested by their instructors. Students at a significant distance from CWI facilities may arrange proctored exams at approved locations in their own communities.

How to Register: Online sections are designated with a "W" at the end of a section number (e.g. ENGL-101-001W).

  • Hybrid:  Courses are offered by combining in-person learning and online learning.

    Benefits: Students are able to experience in-person courses at designated meeting times, while part of the course is delivered through online technology.

    Note: The number of scheduled in-person meetings are reduced due to the addition of online.

    How to Register: Hybrid sections are designated with an "H" at the end of a section number (e.g. ENGL-101-001H).

  • Remote:  Courses are offered entirely online through technology with designated meeting times.

    Benefits: Students who prefer class at a regularly scheduled time with instructor led, real time instruction via technology (e.g. Teams, Zoom, Collaborate, etc), like this style. Students log in at the same time each class time.

    Note: The frequency of designated meeting times varies by course and meeting times may be substituted with online learning.

    How to Register: Remote sections are designated with an “R” at the end of a section number (e.g. ENGL-101-001R).

  • Hyflex:  Courses are offered with added flexibility allowing students to choose between in-person or virtual (remote or online as designated by the class schedule).

    Benefits: Students are able to attend class in-person or virtually. Virtual may be remote (designated meeting times) or online. Hyflex enables students to participate in class, in-person or virtually, without sacrificing learning outcomes.

    Note: For those students that choose the virtual option, they will refer to the class schedule to determine if it is remote or online. The frequency of designated meeting times may vary by course and meeting times may be substituted with online learning.

    How to Register: HyFlex sections are designated with an "F" at the end of a section number (e.g. ENGL-101-001F).


*Faculty - For details on how to implement these new modalities in courses you teach, please contact your Department Chair.