Types of Classes
UT Offers Different Learners Different Ways to Learn
UT offers several options in the College Credit Plus Program, so students can take courses that best suit their schedule and learning preference. All options meet the same rigid learning objectives and rigors of a college course but they have been created to maximize ease and efficiency of course delivery in a way that interests and engages the student.
Synchronous (set day and time) - interaction via real-time interactive video and asynchronous online content delivery.
Online activities will include: videos, reading assignments, threaded discussion, written assignments and group projects. Online interactive portion is held on a specific day of the week at a specific time.
Asynchronous (Anytime. Anywhere.)– Involves online content delivery and interaction.
Online activities include: videos, reading assignments, threaded discussions, written assignments, group projects and tests. This type of online course maximizes scheduling flexibility.
This kind of class — also known as a flipped classroom — provides the convenience of online learning and combines it with the value of personal interaction. Students complete much of their reading and learning using online technology, such as watching videos and posting on the class message board. Classroom time is focused on discussions, group projects and assignment reviews.
On UT campus – UT faculty member develops and delivers synchronous on campus activities and asynchronous online content delivery. This modality creates an opportunity to experience campus with scheduling flexibility. The student takes part in weekly campus visits that may include: special events in Doermann Theatre, the Planetarium, Toledo Museum of Art, the Zoo, labs and tests and exams
Online Activities may include: videos and reading assignments, threaded discussions/written assignments and group projects
On high school campus - UT faculty deliver course content asynchronously online while the high school teacher facilitates synchronous in-class activities. The UT faculty member and high teacher collaborate on course, assignments and synchronous activities. This modality maximizes scheduling flexibility and minimizes travel. This is our newest offering and has many benefits and must be part of UT’s agreement with the high school in order for the student to participate.
Synchronous classroom activities may include: group projects, labs and special assignments
In the Classroom
Courses held on campus of UT or the high school
On UT campus - All classes are held on campus in classrooms with full-time college students at published scheduled times. University faculty members are primary instructors. Students are required to travel to and from UT and follow the UT semester schedule.
On high school campus - The students’ classes are held during the high school’s scheduled class times with their classmates. Certified high school teachers are primary instructors and assigned a University mentor with whom they collaborate. Students follow high school schedule.