Online Learning Class Types

Online Classes

Seminole State's online classes are delivered online through the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS). Online classes contain some or all of the following components:

  • Online discussions via email, forum postings, blogs and/or wikis
  • Web links to information sources related to the class
  • Audio and video components such as streaming videos and podcasts
  • Online quizzes, surveys and assignments
  • Real-time interaction via chat and/or webinar tools
  • Texts and/or workbooks to read and study
  • Online course content that supplements or replaces a regular textbook
  • On-campus activities such as orientation and testing sessions
  • Online proctored testing

In order to complete an online class successfully, you need reliable access to a computer with Internet access as well as a basic familiarity with navigating the Web.  

Online/Campus Classes

Online/campus classes combine online course delivery (approximately 80 percent of the course) with a reduced amount of on-campus class time for face-to-face instruction, discussion and testing (approximately 20 percent of the course). The components and requirements for online/campus classes are the same as those for online classes, with the added expectation that students will meet on campus for a reduced number of scheduled class meetings. Refer to the course notes in your MySeminoleState course schedule or for more information about class requirements and scheduled meeting times, dates and locations.

Hybrid Classes

Technically, hybrid classes are not classified as distance learning courses. While they do combine online course delivery with a reduced amount of on-campus class time, they vary in the percentage of the course delivered online versus the percentage delivered on campus (50/50, 60/40, etc.). In any case, the online component of a hybrid class will not exceed 79 percent. If 80 percent or more of a class is delivered online, it is considered an online/campus distance learning class.

Hybrid classes are similar in structure to distance learning courses and share many of the same requirements, particularly in the area of computer requirements. The main difference between the two types of instruction is the increased emphasis hybrid classes place on scheduled, face-to-face instruction.  Refer to the course notes in your MySeminoleState course schedule or for more information about class requirements and scheduled meeting times, dates and locations.

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