Method of Instruction

Methods of Instruction for Spring 2021: On-Line Only, Hybrid, and In-Person. These have been designated by the course instructor and represents the current estimate of the Teaching Modality that will be used. It is subject to change in the coming weeks.

Hybrid courses include both teaching In-Person and teaching On-Line as part of the fundamental course design. If students are on campus, they should expect to be In-Person for some, but not all of the course components for a Hybrid course. Specifics of Hybrid course formats will be established by each Faculty member at the beginning of each course. 

Term of Offering: Every course will indicate Full Fall Term, Fall Sub-Term A, or Fall Sub-Term B.

Searching for Courses: You will be able to search for courses based on Method of Instruction and Sub-Term in the Directory of Classes and Vergil. 

Registering your Preferred Enrollment Intent for each Course in SSOL: Understanding your enrollment intentions for In-Person and Hybrid course sections will inform members of the Teaching Faculty of your plans directly on their course rosters, and will also assist the Office of the University Registrar with the assignment of appropriate classrooms.

Most courses will have remote-access, even if the modality is listed as In-person or Hybrid, for students who will not physically be on campus this Fall term.

Please specify your intended way of participating in the courses on your Fall schedule. For any course that is offered In-Person or Hybrid, we are asking you to indicate when you register whether you intend to participate in the course On-Line or On-Campus.

When you log into SSOL, you will be presented with a list of the classes in which you are currently enrolled. Please indicate your preferred enrollment intention for each course already on your schedule. Following this initial designation, you will be required to specify your preferred course enrollment intention for every course that is added to your Fall schedule through SSOL registration.


  • On-Line – Choosing this option means that you intend to participate in all class meetings remotely.
  • On-Campus – Choosing this option means that you intend to participate in classroom instruction, when it is offered (a Hybrid course may have periodic In-Person components).

Adapted from 8/2/20 email from Barry S. Kane, Associate Vice President and University Registrar