Fall 2020 Course Information

In the face of the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Mississippi has undertaken extensive and exhaustive planning efforts in order to resume daily operations and offer instruction during the Fall 2020 semester.

One outcome of that has been to implement public health guidance and protocols, which limit classroom capacity and activities. The university developed a set of considerations to determine which courses and activities can be offered in person and the format for those, given capacity limitations. As Provost Wilkin stated in a recent video, these format changes are being driven by our compliance with public health guidance and, while some can already be seen in MyOleMiss, the university’s goal is to have all course delivery changes posted in MyOleMiss by July 20, 2020.

Traditional Ole Miss Online (OMO) courses have a specified start and end date, are semester-based, and are completed as a group with classmates and your instructor through Blackboard. A full list of online courses can be found by visiting the MyOleMIss Course Schedule. Additional course delivery information is provided in the chart below.

Course Delivery Modes

COVID 19 Mode of Instruction Face to Face Component (requiring student’s physical presence) Synchronous Component Assessment Proctoring (if used)
FACE TO FACE “Room” 50% to 100% FACE TO FACE IN CLASS Varies to 100% FACE TO FACE and ZOOM FACE TO FACE or ELECTRONIC PROCTORING
HYBRID “Uses Room AND Zoom” Up to 50% FACE TO FACE IN CLASS Varies to 100% FACE TO FACE and ZOOM FACE TO FACE or ELECTRONIC PROCTORING
REMOTE “Converts Room TO Zoom” NONE Varies to 100% SYNCHRONOUS – ZOOM ONLY ELECTRONIC PROCTORING
ONLINE “Fully Online” NONE NONE ELECTRONIC PROCTORING

Teaching Format Glossary

Synchronous Component Assessment Proctoring (if used)
FACE TO FACE Face-to-Face Instruction – students and faculty are physically in a room together, at the same time, to engage the subject matter.
HYBRID Hybrid Instruction – Room AND Zoom. Includes HyFlex; a course designed to teach some elements face-to-face and some remotely using technology with the instructor and the students in the same place at the same time for some aspects of instruction and remote for others. “Some Room Some Zoom”
REMOTE Remote Instruction – a course originally designed for face-to-face delivery but now delivered using technology where the instructor and student are not physically in the same space, combining synchronous and/or asynchronous components, with synchronous components restricted to the times specified on the schedule. “Converts Room TO Zoom”
ONLINE Online Instruction – a course is designed specifically for delivery to students who are not physically nor synchronously present with the instructor. The pedagogy is designed to teach the material using technology. In addition to asynchronous interaction, it may include occasional synchronous student interaction with the instructor as is mutually convenient.

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