Fall Term 2020 Course Delivery Information
Under EFSC's reopening process, we plan to hold some Fall Term courses on Campus in areas such as Health Sciences, Public Safety, Workforce/Career Tech programs, select science courses with critical lab components and other general education courses as may be allowed. We have updated the EFSC Class Schedule to indicate which courses are planned to be available on campus or online. It's important you understand how the course types are listed and what they mean — and that they are subject to change based on the COVID-19 pandemic.
As you look at classes on the EFSC Class Schedule and within the myEFSC Titan Web registration system, you will see Fall Courses with the course type listed as one of four options:
- Face to Face: These courses are planned for on-campus delivery at the location and time listed.
- Live Online: These indicate Fall classes that are transitioning from on-campus delivery to remote delivery online. IMPORTANT NOTE: If a "Live Online" course does not have a day listed in the Class Schedule and the time shows as 12:00 AM, it means that course work can be done online at any time, similar to a traditional online course. For "Live Online" courses with specific day(s) and time(s) listed in the Class Schedule, the instructor could choose to deliver content "live" in Canvas or Microsoft Teams at the designated time.
- Hybrid: Courses planned to have both online and on-campus components.
- Online Course: are the traditional Eastern Florida Online classes without a specific day of the week listed.
The "Live Online" versus "Online Course" distinction on the Class Schedule is important to understand when registering for classes so please review all of the information below.
“Live Online” course content may be delivered synchronously, meaning in real time,
at a specific date and time, in a virtual classroom. "Live Online" courses are offered
remotely online, but are connected to and operated through one of EFSC’s four campuses.
“Online” courses are delivered asynchronously, meaning not in real time or at a specific time or place. These traditional online courses are independent of a physical campus and operated through Eastern Florida Online.
Many "Live Online" courses also will be delivered asynchronously, based on the teaching style that the instructor chooses to use.
Important Class Schedule Notes: Live Online courses may include designated days of the week and times in the Class Schedule indicating when they would have met face-to-face, plus the Campus location. If a day and time are listed, it means the instructor has indicated they plan to provide some content "live" in Canvas at the designated day and times so you cannot overlap Live Online classes with the same delivery time when registering. If the "Live Online" course is listed on the Class Schedule with no day and the time shown is 12:00 AM - 12:01 AM, then the instructor has indicated they plan to deliver the content asynchronous so it can be done at any time, similar to a traditional online course. Each instructor also will let students know within the Canvas platform and course syllabus whether they will deliver the Live Online course in a synchronous (real-time) or asynchronous method. Visit the Fall Term FAQ page for more details on the different class formats, including Question 6 with info on understanding the schedule abbreviations in myEFSC once you've registered.
For a Live Online class, students could be required to log in to the class during
the scheduled day(s) and time(s) to participate virtually. For this reason, Live Online
classes are not considered part of Eastern Florida Online. Students in a Live Online
class must have reliable Internet access, a microphone and a webcam. Instructors will
determine how any live video and audio components of the class will work and when
within the originally scheduled class time. Other elements of the class, such as certain
assignments, will happen without real-time interaction between the student and instructor.
Classes that are approved to meet on Campus for any part of term during Fall 2020 will follow appropriate CDC guidelines to ensure the health and safety of students and faculty, with masks or facial coverings required by all and social distancing measures in place.