How to search for online classes (Advanced Search)

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When searching for classes in "Browse Classes" or "Register for Classes" (login required) you can use the Advanced Search to limit your options to courses that are taught online.

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Click on "Advanced Search"

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Instructional Methods

Use the Instructional Methods menu to search for your preferred format. You can include more than one method at a time.

The web-based Instructional Methods are:

  • Hybrid (both online and in-person meetings)

  • Online - no scheduled meetings (asynchronous)

  • Online - scheduled meetings (synchronous)

Search Results

The search results will tell you the Course Reference Number (CRN) of each section, title, number of credits, the instructor, times and days, campus, and number of seats avalable. You can increase the number of classes shown or move through the pages at the bottom of the screen.

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You can use the cog icon to select/deselect columns you want to view


Some classes have more than one meeting type. Hybrid classes have both an in-person and an online component. Each set of days of the week represents a part of the class. 

In the search results, you will see more than one row of days (Sunday Saturday) for each set of required times and days.

The Class Details panel will include multiple entries on the Instructor/Meeting times tab that can be expanded by clicking on the arrow to the left of the instructor's name.


HYBRID - Courses are taught with a combination of face-to-face and online instruction. In the "Instructor/Meeting Times" panel, there will be entries for the online compenent (ARR = arranged, building/room not needed) and for the in-person meetings.

You will need to expand all of the meeting patterns by clicking on the arrow next to the instructor's name.

Class Details panel

Clicking on the title of the course will pop open a Class Details window. Note the important information about deadlines for tuition cancellation and withdrawals. 

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Other useful links:

How to Read Your Class Schedule

How to read the Class Details panel

Instructional Meeting Types


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