Web and Hybrid Class Distinction

In addition to traditional course sections that meet entirely on campus, distance education course sections may be taught entirely online or in a hybrid format that combines online and on-campus components. In general, a Web course section meets entirely online and a hybrid course section has both online and face-to-face components.

Distance education is a formal educational process in which the majority of the instruction (interaction between students and instructors and among students) in a course occurs when students and instructors are not in the same place. Instruction may be synchronous or asynchronous. A distance education course may use the internet; one-way and two-way transmissions through open broadcast, closed circuit, cable, microwave, broadband lines, fiber optics, satellite, or wireless communications devices; audio conferencing; or video cassettes, DVD’s, and CD-ROMs if used as part of the distance learning course or program.

Course Type Abbreviation (Instructional Delivery Method)

The Course Schedule contains a Course Type column where this code is displayed.

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Web and hybrid courses are identified with a Course Type Abbreviation of WEB, WLC, or WLL, depending on the Instructional Delivery Method.

  • WEB—A course delivered in a fully online setting.
  • WLC—A hybrid course with both online and face-to-face components requiring regular organized course meetings. The face-to-face component will constitute less than 50% of the content delivery.
  • WLL—A hybrid course with both online and face-to-face components requiring regular organized classroom and lab based meetings. The face-to-face component will constitute less than 50% of the content delivery.

 

Note:  For WLC and WLL, the exact percentage of web vs face-to-face interaction varies from course section to course section.

Refer to the following page of the Undergraduate Bulletin for full descriptions of all Course Type Abbreviations:

http://uncg.smartcatalogiq.com/en/2016-2017/Undergraduate-Bulletin/University-Requirements/Definitions-of-Academic-Program-Terminology/Guide-to-Course-Descriptions/Course-TypeInstructional-Delivery-Mode

 

Read the Notes in the Course Schedule

As instructional practices evolve, traditional Course Types, such as lecture (LEC), may also incorporate some online activities, assignments, and lectures. In such instances, the online component will constitute less than 50% of the content delivery.  The exact percentage of web vs face-to-face interaction varies from course section to course section.

Likewise, some course sections identified as entirely online (WEB Course Type) may still require on-campus tests and/or exams.

The Course Schedule contains a Notes column with important footnote information that provides details and/or exceptions to the Course Type. Always examine the footnotes associated with a course section.

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Campus Codes

M-Campus = Main campus is the primary physical location of an institution.

D-Campus = Distance Campus refers to instructional sites that are located geographically apart from the main campus.

Web and hybrid courses can be offered as M-Campus and D-Campus course sections.  D-Campus offerings are designated with a “D” as part of the section number within the Course Schedule.

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M-Campus course sections are designated for students who are enrolled in degree programs that are physically located on the main campus. Individual course web-based courses as part of a main campus degree program. These allowable web-based courses for main campus students must have the campus code M. Main campus students also include those enrolled in visions, or as a visiting, consortium or auditing student.

In general, D-Campus sections are designated for students who have been admitted into an approved online degree seeking program, or for students in programs which require them to attend courses that are located apart from the main campus.  Example:  NUR 370: Concepts of Professional Nursing; Taught at RCCC, 399 Biotechnology Lane, Kannapolis, NC, 28081.

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Please contact the Division of Continual Learning for registration questions associated with D-Campus sections: 336-315-7044