Online with In-Person Enrichment
In this model, course content, including testing, is delivered online. In-person sessions are used for enrichment opportunities on or off-campus (e.g., college or community cultural events, academic lectures, volunteering opportunities, etc.)
This model may be a good choice if you prefer to:
- Teach service-learning or community-based classes that typically involve a significant experiential learning component.
- Teach a class that requires students to attend campus or community events.
This model is available to courses that are classified as “Lecture” by the Registrar in Banner.
Please visit each of the following steps for additional information.
The planning process is critically important when teaching using this model. The most important part of the planning is to decide what will be best done outside of class (online) vs. what is best done in the face-to-face (f2f), socially distanced classroom or in the community/on-campus. Remember, always go back to your course objectives and student learning outcomes (SLOs) when making decisions.
In order to teach an online class you must complete the Distance Education (DE) On-Demand class in OAKS. You can sign up for this course at any time by logging into OAKS and clicking on Self-Enrollment from the top navigation of your OAKS Homepage. Once there, click on the name of the course then click Register or Enroll. This will enroll you into the OAKS class and give you the resources you need to get started.
- Use the Hybrid Course Planning Worksheet (Google Doc) to help you plan for your class. This is a Google Doc and you will be prompted to make a copy into your own Google Drive.
- Use the Hybrid Course Planning Worksheet (PDF) to help you plan your class if you do not use Google Docs/Drive.
In your syllabus, you must clearly communicate that your students MUST come to campus or be in Charleston for the enrichment activities to avoid confusion.
There are several skills that you will need to know to be successful in this model.
Distance Education (DE) On-Demand Course
To record your online lectures
To add readings, videos, etc. into OAKS for your students
Frequent yet easy communication with students
|Proficiency with OAKS|
|Online group work|
Whether your class is fully face-to-face, fully online, or a mix of both, communication between students and faculty is so important. In a fully online course you need to communicate often and by multiple methods. Checking in with your students is critical to ensure they are still engaged in the class and keeping up. You’ll learn many communications strategies in the Distance Education On-Demand class.
In your syllabus, you must clearly communicate that your students MUST come to campus or be in Charleston for the enrichment activities to avoid confusion. For more ways to communicate, check out our Communication Tips.
For tips for what to include in your syllabus see the Syllabus section of this website.
- For every service learning, experiential learning, or community based activity, consider how this type of learning can still be achieved if CofC quarantines again or needs to move classes off campus, i.e. Hurricanes.
- Consider how a person outside the Charleston area can fulfill the service learning, experiential learning, or community-based outcomes.
- If you have exercises or lectures that you use from semester to semester consider recording them or creating them in a format that is reusable. Leave off dates, times, deadlines, CRN numbers to make them generic.
Please don’t forget that you need a Plan B in case you or some of your students are quarantined. Also don’t forget that the last week of the semester, and the final exam, will be fully online, so plan accordingly.