Course Delivery Methods

Trinity College uses the definitions below to classify course delivery methods, which include face to face, hybrid, online and clinical. These definitions refer to didactic courses, the didactic portion of courses that include a clinical component and clinical courses.

Face to Face

A course offering in which students attend sessions in a classroom for regularly scheduled class meetings throughout the semester. Face to face courses may make use of web-based tools to enhance a course, which may include online components and activities, such as viewing a syllabus, taking quizzes, participation in discussion, viewing presentations, content links or handouts.

Hybrid

A course offering which uses both classroom meetings and web-based technology to deliver course content in a planned, pedagogically sound manner. In a hybrid course, online delivery replaces a portion of the course meetings that are face to face. The online activities are integrated with the classroom meetings. Students receive the benefit of in-class meetings blended with online learning.

Online

A course offering in which content is primarily delivered through a web-based technology/course management system. Online courses do not meet in a scheduled classroom setting on campus. This may exclude on campus requirements such as orientation and testing.

Clinical

A course offering in which students provide direct or indirect care of individuals, groups or communities.

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