Learning Modalities at UDC

Learning Modality type is defined as the method of student engagement with peers, course content, assignments, and instructors: In-person, Virtual, Online/Hybrid, or Hyflex. All courses at UDC—regardless of learning modality—use UDC learning management system (Blackboard Ultra) as the central hub to foster learning engagement.

Traditional Course (Face-to-Face) (Registrar code = FTF)

  • Course that meets entirely in person
  • Use the Blackboard learning management system to host course materials

Hybrid/Blended Course (Registrar code = BHY)

  • A course that combines in-person and Online (Asynchronous) instructions
  • Physical meeting times must be listed in the Schedule of Courses
  • Use the Blackboard learning management system to host course materials

HyFlex Course (Registrar code = FLX)

  • A course that combines in-person and virtual (synchronous) instructions
  • May allow students to self-select into their preferred learning method (i.e., virtual, or in- person) that most appeals to them
  • Use video conference tools to conduct classroom schedule time
  • Use the Blackboard learning management system to host course materials

Emergency Remote Instruction (Registrar code = ERI)

  • Allows institution to “pivot” based on a national pandemic or natural disaster (e.g., Covid-19, blizzard) ​
  • Use video conference tools to conduct classroom schedule time synchronously
  • Use the Blackboard learning management system to host course materials

Online Course (Registrar code = OL)

  • Course that is entirely online (asynchronously)
  • Has no required on-campus components
  • Use the Blackboard learning management system to host course materials.