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Definition of Face-to-Face, Online and Hybrid Courses

Face-to-Face - Students meet with the instructor at regularly scheduled times (synchronous learning).  These class meetings can be in person in a scheduled classroom or other venue, or they can be remote through videoconferencing technology.  Instruction can be supplemented via technology such as Canvas, SUU's learning management system.  Face-to-face courses may require students to be physically present for all or part of the term. 

Online - Students do not meet with the instructor at regularly scheduled times (asynchronous learning).  Instead, instruction is delivered completely via technology such as Canvas, SUU's learning management system.  Online courses do not require students to be physically present at any point during the term.

Hybrid - Instruction is delivered through a combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning.  Hybrid courses may require students to be physically present for part of the term.