Instruction Modes

ABR – No Tuition Assessed – Study Abroad class where tuition is assessed and paid to the study abroad institution.  Class room experience and method of instruction set by the study abroad institution. Enrollment must be completed through the Study Abroad office

Arranged -Similar to Independent Study. May or may not meet in-person and schedule determined by faculty and students enrolled.

NEW Fall 2021 – Blended Course Mode - Courses instructed in this mode combine in-person and virtual elements as determined by the instructor. Students who register for a Blended course will have at least one in-person class meeting per week. Some virtual elements may meet according to a specified schedule, while others may be completed on the student’s own time, as long as deadlines are met.  Instructors will provide information about the format of their Blended class closer to the start of the fall semester. A small number of Blended courses are considered BGSUSync courses. These courses will be taught in specially equipped classrooms where some students will participate in person while others participate virtually at the same time.

Coop - (or Co-op) -  is a partnership among students, institutions of higher education, and employers that formally integrates students’ academic study with work experience in cooperating employer organizations and alternates or combines periods of academic study and work experience in appropriate fields as an integral part of student education.

Credit through a Foreign Inst - Not available for current term search. Study Abroad class where tuition is assessed and paid to BGSU.  Class room experience and method of instruction set by the study abroad institution. Enrollment must be completed through the Study Abroad office.

Credit by Exam – Not available for current term search. Credit awarded to students as a result of successfully completing a proficiency test.  Students cannot enroll for this method of instruction. More information about credit by exam

Credit by Validation – Not available for current term search. Credit awarded to students from a non-regionally-accredited institution which has been validated by a faculty member as to the knowledge and experience gained from those courses.  Students cannot enroll for this method of instruction. More information about credit by validation.

NEW Fall 2021 – In-Person(Fall)/Hybrid(Summer) - Courses instructed in this mode are what students would have expected in a traditional class before COVID-19. Students registered for a course taught in this mode will be expected to attend each class session in-person.

In Person – Hybrid - Classes will be taught in small group sizes, in spaces that are physically distant, with the requirement of face coverings. Some courses will have a blend of in-person and real-time online attendance on designated days to ensure physical distancing and accommodate students who cannot attend in person.

Independent Study - faculty member works with a student or small group of students.  Instruction may involve both classroom time and individualized instruction plans.

Off Campus Instruction – Classes held in locations off campus from BGSU or Firelands, such as an elementary school for student teaching.

Online - Classes will be taught fully online. Student participation is not limited to specific scheduled time (known as asynchonous online).

Portfolio Assessment – Not available for current term search. Credit for experiential learning may be granted for educational experience outside the classroom that corresponds to material taught at the University.  Students cannot enroll for this method of instruction. More information on portfolio assessment

Remote - Classes will be taught fully online, and students will participate at the scheduled course time (known as synchronous online).

Required In Person courses contain elements that may not be completed or arranged remotely. These courses may still include virtual meetings as part of the course, but students are expected to be in class for all scheduled in-person meetings. Required In Person courses are primarily labs, studios, or classes that require the use of specialized equipment or spaces.

Web Centric Up to 50% Classroom - Classes that are a combination of online and in-person meetings. At least half of the time spent in the class will be expected to be in-person