Traditional In-Person Model

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Traditional In-Person Model

In this model, content (lectures, videos, readings) and/or activities are delivered during the in-person class.   This is the method that most faculty are use to using to teach.

Best for

This model may be a good choice if you prefer to:

  • teach how you have always taught
  • AND if you have a classroom that can support all of your students in the classroom following social distance guidelines.


Registrar Classification:

This model is available to courses that are classified as “Lecture” by the Registrar in Banner.


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Faculty can return to a traditional in-person teaching style as long as the classroom to which they are assigned can hold the entire class within social distancing guidelines and the room capacities set by Facilities and the Deans. If you teach a class of more than 50 students you may not use this method, as large classrooms, regardless of size, have been capped at 50.


There are several skills that you will need to know to be successful in this model.

To add readings, videos, etc. into OAKS for your students

Frequent yet easy communication with students

Socially distant group work

Peer Review

Whether your class is fully face-to-face, fully online, or a mix of both, communication between students and faculty is so important.  In this model, it’s important that you maintain communication with your students when they are not in class.  This is easily done via the OAKS News tool. 

    • You need to know your “why.”  Why are you having them come to class for the activities and discussions? Why are these important?
    • Create the expectation for students to come to class prepared for study and social distancing. Online assignments carry over into in-class content sessions (be prepared or your in-class grade will suffer).

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.




Be sure you have a room large enough to hold your entire class under social distancing guidelines.  You can contact your chair to have the room changed but only if a large room is available at your normally scheduled time.

Make sure all inside and outside activities include Deliverables. Deliverables are the pieces that students must submit to fully complete the assignment and get full credit for their work.

The purpose of a deliverable is to:

  • Ensure that the student does the work (reading, watching video, participating in group work).
  • Ask the student to recall or reflect on their learning in order to prepare for assessments, discussions, or group activities.  Some examples include: reflection question on readings, short quiz on lectures, an assignment, a reflection document, an exit slip, or an entrance slip.)
  • These deliverables don’t have to be graded.  They can merely count toward participation.
  • Have students lead the discussion in class. See the Student Led In-Class Discussions Guide. Ask students to create their own talking points: Bloom’s Taxonomy Question Generator


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.