Course Delivery Methods
Northeast Iowa Community College offers students multiple options when taking courses ranging from traditional face-to-face to completely online.
Brightspace: Brightspace by D2L, is the Learning Management System used to deliver courses and provide course-related materials to students.
HyFlex: The hybrid flexible, or HyFlex, course format is an instructional approach that combines face-to-face and online learning. Each class session and learning activity is offered in-person, synchronously remote online, and asynchronously online.
Face-to-Face: Requires students to attend class at a campus or center location.
Online: Online courses are completely online. Students attend class from a distance on a computer or mobile device. Online instruction utilizes the web-based learning management system Brightspace to deliver instruction using multimedia tools, including interactive discussion boards, audio-video recordings, bookmarks, chat rooms, announcements and webcasts.
Online Asynchronous: Students attend class from a distance on a computer or mobile device. Instruction is recorded and can be accessed at any time. Coursework is completed according to the due dates set by the instructor.
Online Synchronous: Students attend class from a distance on a computer or mobile device. Instruction is live, online at a specific date and time. Coursework is completed according to the due dates set by the instructor.
Video Conference: Instruction is delivered synchronously, face-to-face and online, to students who may be located at various locations (classrooms or home). Classrooms have two-way audio and video allowing the instructor and students to see and hear each other. Students that are online would connect to the classrooms through an online method (Zoom).
Hybrid: Hybrid courses are a combination of face-to-face, video conference or clinical instruction with a portion of the course online. A majority (51 percent or more) of the course content is delivered using the online environment which reduces the time typically required in the traditional on-site classroom. Most hybrid courses meet a maximum of one day per week in the classroom and conduct the remainder of the learning online.
Web Enhanced: Web enhanced courses complement class sessions without reducing the number of required class meetings. A smaller percentage (less than 50 percent) of the course content is delivered online with the remainder of the course delivery occurring in the face-to-face format.
|Location||Brightspace||HyFlex||Instruction Deliver||Meeting Time||Lab|
|Traditional, Face-to-Face||On campus or at a service location.||X||X||Traditional classroom||Scheduled Recorded On-Demand||X|
|Online (Asynchronous)||From a distance.||X||Computer or Mobile Device||On-Demand||X|
|Online Synchronous||From a distance.||X||Computer or Mobile Device||Scheduled Recorded On-Demand||X|
|Video Conference||Face-to-face and from a distance.||X||X||Instructors are in a classroom with two-way audio & video while students are at their own location or in the classroom.||Scheduled Recorded On-Demand|
|Hybrid||Combination of face-to-face and from a distance.||X||X||More than 51 percent of course is delivered online, the remainder is face-to-face.||Scheduled Recorded On-Demand||X|
|Web Enhanced||Combination of face-to-face and from a distance.||X||X||Less than 50 percent is delivered online, remainder occurs face-to-face.||Scheduled Recorded On-Demand||X|