Instructional Method Information
You can determine if you class is taught online, on campus, or a mixture of both by looking at the instructional method code on the schedule of classes. Classes taught online may meet synchronously (set meeting date and time) or asynchronously (no set meeting date or time). You can find more information about how to know how a class is offered by viewing "How to read the Searchable Schedule of Classes Guide (PDF, 173KB)" or "How to read the Itemized Schedule of Classes Guide (PDF, 140KB)". Here is a list of the different types of instructional methods and the codes that go along with them.
Entirely at a Distance (Instructional method code E) – 100% online. The course must not require students to meet on-campus at all during the course of the semester. The student cannot be required to attend a proctored exam at one particular site; proctored exams must be allowed at any approved testing site worldwide. Sections with this designation will be marked with an "E" Section code (E01, E02, etc.) and may impact student’s fees.
Fully at a Distance with One Meeting at the Carrollton campus, UWG Newnan, or UWG Douglasville – 95-99% online. Courses that are fully at a distance will have three different delivery scenarios, listed below, based on the campus students are required to attend. The course may require only one face-to-face meeting and perhaps a proctored exam using distance technologies for more than 95% of instruction time. Sections with this designation will be marked with an “N” in the Section Code and may impact student's fees.
- Fully at a distance with one meeting at the Carrolton Campus (instructional method code FC)
- Fully at a distance with one meeting at UWG Newnan (instructional method code FN)
- Fully at a distance with one meeting at UWG Douglasville (instructional method code FD)
Partially at a Distance (instructional method code P) – 51-94% online courses. The course will meet through videoconferencing, online, or other technologies, instead of face-to-face, for 51-94% of its instructional time. These sections are marked with a “D” in the Section Code.
Hybrid – 1-50% online. Courses that are hybrid will have three different delivery scenarios, listed below.
- Traditional Hybrid (instructional method code H) – Technology is used to deliver 50% or less of class sessions. All students enrolled will meet in the classroom on both days assigned to the course, but at least one class session will be replaced by technology
- Split Roster (instructional method code H1) – Technology is used to deliver 50% or less of class sessions, and student meet minimally one time per week in a face to face class setting. Segment of the class attend the classroom on a regularly schedule rotation based on classroom capacity with social distancing. Students will be notified of their attendance requirement by the instructor prior to the first day of class.
- Once per Week (instructional method code H2) – Technology is used to deliver 50% or less of class sessions. Students will meet face to face on one of the course days and online either synchronously or asynchronously on the other day.
Technology Enhanced – Technology is used in delivering instruction, but no class sessions are replaced by technology.
Reading the schedule of classes
If you are having trouble understanding the Schedule of Classes, review our "How to read the Searchable Schedule of Classes Guide (PDF, 173KB)" or the "How to read the Itemized Schedule of Classes Guide (PDF, 140KB)"
No-Cost and Low-Cost Designators
Beginning Fall 2018, University System of Georgia (USG) institutions will be required to designate sections of courses whose course materials exclusively consist of no-cost (open or free textbooks) or low-cost course materials. Courses that meet this criteria will use the following designation.
ZNCM – No-cost: $0 required textbook costs
ZLCM – Low-cost: $40 or under required textbook costs
What is included in determining the required costs?
Textbooks and other text-based materials, workbooks, lab manuals, online homework platforms, and codes or publisher-provided curricular materials for students.
What is not included in determining the required costs?
Equipment (such as but not limited to are supplies, calculators, or physical lab materials) and fees for test proctoring.
How do I find these courses?
View "How to read the Searchable Schedule of Classes Guide (PDF, 173KB)" or the "How to read the Itemized Schedule of Classes Guide (PDF, 140KB)"