Instruction Mode describes how a course will be taught and what the student class experience may be like. Most classes on the Pullman campus are taught in person.
Courses are coded with Instruction Modes. Visit the Class Search page for visuals on finding this information for a specific class.
These courses are taught in a classroom. The instructor is in the room and the course meets on specific days during specific times. All students are expected to attend class in person.
This instruction mode is called Some Online. The class will meet at a specific day and time and will be a mix of in person and web-based instruction. Students will attend class in a classroom at least 25% of the time. They may be divided into smaller groups, perhaps attending class on Monday, while classmates attend on Wednesday or Friday. On the days that the student is not in the classroom, they may view the course on a personal device via Zoom during the regular class time, or the course may be recorded for future viewing. In other cases, a lecture section may be offered online, but the labs offered in person. Other courses may offer pre-recorded content then use the in person time for discussions. Each instructor determines how the class will be taught and students can look for Class Notes to describe the expected experience.
Videoconference courses have sections that are linked on more than one campus. The campus hosting the course is called the Originating Campus and the campuses that receive the course are called Receiving Campuses. VC courses often require permission to enroll and are not always eligible for the Employee Tuition Waiver.
There are four different instruction modes for Videoconference classes.
This instruction mode is called Hybrid. These classes will have an in person component, however it will be limited. The course may meet in person just a few times over the term, with the remainder of instruction offered online, either during a specific time/day or available for independent viewing. The Class Notes will help describe this learning experience.
These courses are taught online and do not meet at a specific day/time.
When the campus is listed as Global, the course has been designed by the Global campus and seats are offered on more than one campus. All instruction is web-based and students do not attend class on specific days or times. Global courses are not eligible for the Employee Tuition Waiver. If you wish to take a Global class that is not offered on your campus, you must request a Special Enrollment Request from your Advisor.