Instructional Meeting Types

The following terminology describes instructional method for a course as indicated by its Type in the Class Details panel under "Instructor/Meeting Times." To view the Class Details panel, go to the Registration Portal (registration.wayne.edu) and search for a class under Browse Classes or Register for Classes and click on the course title. The Class Details Panel will open in a separate window. 

NOTE: Many WSU courses use online learning management systems such as Canvas (canvas.wayne.edu), so courses may also include online elements such as viewing documents, participating in discussions, and submitting assignments.


 

TRADITIONAL
All course instruction will take place on campus

Courses where instructors interact with students in the same physical space for 100 percent of the instructional time. Days, times and room assignments will be listed for the duration of the term for in person, face-to-face instruction. The meeting type appears as 'Class.'

 

HYBRID
Students are occasionally expected to be on campus for face-to-face instruction,
but also complete work online through distance education

These sections will appear as one meeting line with the type 'Online Course' for the duration of the class. Rooms will be scheduled as ARR ARR. The "ARR" building and room code is used when a section does not require a room. If you have further questions about the section, please contact the academic department offering the course. 

Additional lines will appear as type 'Class' with the in-person meeting dates and will have a room assignment. The instructor may decide to list each in-person meeting individually, or set a regular meeting schedule for a range of dates.

 

SYNCHRONOUS
Students must log in at a specific time for online/remote instruction

These sections will appear with the meeting days/times listed, but without a room assignment. Any required meetings will be online only.

Rooms will be scheduled as ARR ARR. The "ARR" building and room code is used when a section does not require a room. If you have further questions about the section, please contact the academic department offering the course. 

 

The difference between SYNC and WEB is that Synchronous requires students to be online at a specific time for distance learning. WEB will never require a required meeting time.

 

WEB
All instruction will be online only

These sections will appear as one meeting line with the type 'Online Course' for the duration of the term. It will not list any required days, times or room assignments. Web courses are sometimes referred to as "Asynchronous."

Rooms will be scheduled as ARR ARR. The "ARR" building and room code is used when a section does not require a room. If you have further questions about the section, please contact the academic department offering the course. 

 

EXAM

NEW! Meeting times may now include an Exam meeting type for all meeting types except WEB. If the instructor requires an on-campus exam, this will display in the Class Details panel with the location (when determined), date, and time that the exam will take place.