What is a hybrid or fully online course?
Online and hybrid instruction means that student learning and academic activities happen outside of the traditional brick-and-mortar classroom. These learning activities are usually supported through web-based technology. The activities may include things such as on-line lectures, on-line discussions, on-line tutorials and projects, posting to blogs, wikis and other social networking sites, as well as webinars, podcasts, and real time teleconferences.
Please click on the following to see how modes of instruction are defined at CUNY for the Fall 2021 semester: https://enrollmentmanagement.baruch.cuny.edu/registrar/schedule-of-classes/
The information listed below refers to previous semesters.
The following CUNYfirst designations and definitions are based on a memo from CUNY’s University Registrar in April 2014. The “simplification” comes from another CUNY site.
|CUNYfirst DESIGNATION||CUNYfirst DEFINITION||SIMPLIFICATION|
|P||In-Person. No course assignments and no required activities delivered online.||
In-Person.100% of scheduled class meetings are in traditional physical classrooms.
|W||Web-Enhanced. No scheduled class meetings are replaced, but some of the course content and assignments, as well as required or optional activities, are online.|
|PO||Partially online. Up to 32% of scheduled class meetings are replaced with online activities or virtual meetings.||Hybrid. Some scheduled class meetings, but less than 100%, are replaced with online activities or virtual meetings.|
|H||Hybrid (Blended). Between 33% and 80% of scheduled class meetings are replaced with online activities or virtual meetings.|
|O||Online. More than 80% but less than 100% of scheduled class meetings are replaced with online activities or virtual meetings.|
|FO||Fully online. 100% of scheduled class meetings are replaced with online activities or virtual meetings. All of the class work, including exams, is online.
|Fully online. See the CUNYfirst definition to the left.|
While these are the definitions used to determine that status of the class, there are myriad models for how to make use of flexible course structures and time. The resources below provide a brief overview of hybrid/online teaching and learning.
- CTL Student Guide for Hybrid and Online Classes
- CTL Faculty Guide for Hybrid and Online Learning
- Hybrid and Online Syllabuses
- Evaluation Criteria for Hybrid and Online Learning
Are there faculty development opportunities for teaching Hybrid/Online courses?
The CTL’s Hybrid Seminar is a terrific opportunity for Baruch faculty who have limited to no experience teaching in an online/hybrid format. Seminar participants (Faculty Fellows) will be encouraged to think creatively about how teaching in this format can open up new pedagogical opportunities within and across disciplines. With the guidance of the CTL staff and feedback from other faculty fellows, participating faculty will develop syllabi, assignments, assessments, online learning resources, and digital spaces for their course. Faculty Fellows will be matched with a CTL staff ‘buddy’, whose role is to support and collaborate with the Faculty Fellow throughout the semester.
The CTL’s Hybrid Seminar is offered during the fall or spring semester. If you are interested in participating, please email email@example.com.
Questions and considerations for faculty members teaching a hybrid course for the first time are outlined below. To set up and consultation appointment to for assistance designing a hybrid course, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- When you can’t require the webcam
- Prepare Your Fully Online Course: Last Minute Course Prep Checklist
- Assessment in Online Classrooms
- (Re)humanizing the Online Classroom
- Report on Online Learning at CUNY
- Hybrid Course Planning 101
- Students in Hybrid Sections Outperform those in Traditional Face-to-Face Classes on a Common Final
- On Hybridization
- The CTL’s Faculty Development Strategy
- Faculty Guide for Online and Hybrid Learning
- Hybrid and Online Syllabi Examples
- Student Handbook for Online and Hybrid Classes
- Course Design: To Get to the Beginning, Start at the End
- Framing the Challenges and Opportunities of Taking a Course Online
- Zicklin’s Experiment in Hybrid Learning
- Hybrid classes in Baruch College – interviews with faculty and students