Instructional Method Definitions

The following terminology describes the course delivery modes. Course delivery modes are published in the Schedule of Classes and may not be altered after the beginning of registration. 

Traditional (TR)

Courses where instructors interact with students in the same physical space for 100 percent of the instructional time. Many WSU courses use online learning management systems such as Canvas; therefore, traditional courses might also include some online elements such as viewing documents, participating in discussions, and submitting assignments.

Hybrid (HYB)

Courses where instructors interact with students in the same physical space less than 100 percent of the instructional time, with the remainder of the instructional time provided through distance education.

Online (WEB)

Courses where instructors interact with students 100 percent through one or more forms of distance delivery. No portion of an online course will require student-instructor interaction in the same physical space.