Open SUNY: Hybrid and Fully Online Courses


What are Hybrid courses?

Hybrid courses offer the “best of both worlds” by combining face-to-face classroom instruction with online learning activities. In a typical hybrid course, you will attend class on campus for one fifty- or eighty-minute session per week and then complete additional coursework online using Blackboard Learn. In other hybrid courses, you may only come to campus a few times throughout the semester. 

Through Blackboard Learn, you will access course documents, receive instruction, compose and submit assignments, take quizzes and tests, participate in group activities, discuss issues, and ask questions of the instructor and other students. You will be able to actively participate in your class from home, maybe even at work, and certainly at the nearest campus computer lab, while meeting deadlines established by your instructor.

Since hybrid courses vary in meeting time and online activities, your instructor will clarify expectations on or before the first day of class. Hybrid courses are denoted with “BH” or “CH” on MCC’s Master Schedule.

Examples:

  • COS-133-BH1 = COS 133 course with face to face classes on the Brighton Campus.
  • COS-133-CH1 - COS-133 with face to face classes on the Damon Campus

What are Fully Online courses?

Course instruction and all learning activities are online, no face to face or synchronous component can be required. In a totally online course, all of the learning is online, there is no seat time. Fully online courses are denoted with “SL” on MCC’s Master Schedule

Example:

  • COS-133-SL1 = COS-133 course fully online
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