Course Delivery Formats

RCTC offers courses in a number of delivery formats to best meet students’ needs. There are six course delivery formats for Fall Semester 2020. Work is currently underway to update class information to reflect how each class will be taught. Instructors and departments will communicate further details directly to students enrolled in the class.

What course format is right for you? Take a look below and if you have questions, please reach out to your advisor or call the Welcome and One Stop Center at 507-285-7210.

 

Only On Campus

In-Person Classes

Students and instructors meet in person for class at regularly scheduled days and times.

 

Only Online

Online Asynchronous (Anytime) Classes

Instructors provide materials and assignments that students access online anytime or within a given time frame, such as one week, rather than instructors and students meeting together as a class on a regular schedule. Exams are also all online.

Online Synchronous (At Same Time) Classes

Student and instructors must be online at the same time during scheduled days and times. 100% of instruction is online with no in-person meetings. Exams are also online.

 

Combination (On Campus and Online)

Mostly Online Classes (In-Person Exams)

Students can expect instruction to be delivered mostly online (either asynchronous and/or synchronous), but exams are in-person.

HyFlex Classes

Students can expect a combination of in-person and online instruction. The online instruction will be synchronous (at the same time). The in-person component may include rotating classroom attendance to maintain social distancing. Exams may be in-person or online.

Blended/Hybrid Classes

Students can expect a combination of in-person and online instruction.  The online instruction may be either asynchronous and/or synchronous. The in-person component may include rotating classroom attendance to maintain social distancing. Exams may be in-person or online.