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Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Response

Course Delivery

Updated: August 21, 2020

Courses will be delivered in one of three ways: Remote, face-to-face, or flexible. Course delivery information is now available on WINGS Express, although there is a possibility the delivery option for some courses could change. The new flexible delivery option is defined as in-person delivery with a remote option.

1. Remote delivery: An online course where 100% of the direct faculty-led instruction is delivered in a synchronous (real time) or asynchronous (on demand) instruction mode. Students do not need to be on campus for any portion of the course work, homework/independent student preparatory work or evaluation. Instruction and interaction occur through the internet, such as via the university-managed Learning Management System (LMS).

What is the difference between Asynchronous and Synchronous Remote Delivery?

Asynchronous: Fully online with no set meet time
Students do not meet on specific days and times, which allows for a great deal of flexibility.

  • Students can work at their own pace, as long as they meet scheduled due dates.
  • Faculty can still engage in robust interactions with their students throughout the course.
  • Students and faculty primarily communicate via written or digital communication such as Slack, Facebook Groups, Google phone, etc.
  • Examples include: Self-paced modules or time-released modules in Pilot. Faculty can record video lectures or video reactions/responses, and conduct class activities such as annotated Perusall readings, podcasts, active learning, and laboratory assignments. Students can also participate in asynchronous video postings such as Flipgrid and Adobe Spark.

Synchronous: Fully online using a set meet time
Students meet online during published scheduled days and times. Students in remote classes will have a high-level, real-time interaction with their faculty instructor and fellow students during the scheduled times.

  • Live, web-based communication
  • Students and faculty talk in real-time
  • Example: Use real-time video conferencing tool (Blackboard Collaborate Ultra) that lets you add files, share applications, and use a virtual whiteboard to interact with students.

2. Face-to-face delivery: A course that is offered with direct faculty-student interaction occurring primarily in-person, may include some online instruction (not to exceed 20 percent). There is no remote option. The learning objectives of these courses cannot be imparted remotely; for example, clinicals, practica, and labs involving use of equipment.

3. Flexible delivery: This delivery approach combines in-person delivery with a remote option. Faculty must provide a remote option for students to select. Faculty have choices in how to deliver this remote option (live broadcast, recording, or some other delivery of course material).

  • A remote option allows for students unable to attend the in-person components of a course to participate in the course. Students are not required to submit documentation or rationale for participating in the course remotely.
  • There are a variety of instructional ways faculty may decide to teach using this delivery.
  • Examples may include, but not limited to: online lectures with in-person discussions/hands-on activities, in-person lectures/hands-on activities with remote options, and adopting “flips”, in-person participation is staggered to allow for physical distancing whenever possible (such as, half the class might meet in person early in the week and the other half later in the week).

How to Find Course Delivery Information

Course delivery attributes have been updated in WINGS Express. To view this information for a course you're already registered for, please view your Active Registration information in WINGS Express and click on a Course Title to bring up information about the specific class. Under Attributes, you will find your course delivery details.

Step-by-step instructions:

  1. Log into WINGS
  2. Click the WINGS Express icon in the upper-right corner
  3. Click on Student and Financial Aid
  4. Click on Registration & Records
  5. Select Active Registration
  6. Click on the Course Title hyperlink to find their attribute

How to Search Classes by Course Delivery Attribute

Step-by-step instructions:

  1. Log into WINGS
  2. Click the WINGS Express icon in the upper-right corner
  3. Click on Student and Financial Aid
  4. Click on Look Up Classes
  5. Select at least on Subject, Campus, and Part of Term (select ALL subjects to see all matching options)
  6. Select the Attribute Type for the mode of course delivery (Face-to-Face, Flexible Delivery, Fully Online)
  7. Click the Class Search button; additional details are available from the HELP link
  8. The returning course list will display the selected Attribute Type; for more details, click the course title link

See the WINGS Express Registration Guide (PDF) for more information.


In the Classroom

Classrooms will be deep cleaned at least once per day by the cleaning staff. Cleaning solution, paper towels, and hand sanitizer will be available in the classrooms. Upon arrival to a classroom, please use the provided cleaning supplies to clean the surfaces you will touch.

All students, faculty, staff, and visitors must wear face masks in campus buildings unless they have a documented accommodation from the Office of Disability Services. Faculty will wear a mask while teaching. The university is following CDC recommendations, and those state that a face shield does not provide as much protection as a mask does. As such, face shields may not be used in place of a face mask.

If a student arrives without a face mask, faculty should politely ask them to wear one if they have one, ask other students if they have an extra clean mask for the student's use, direct them to a location (such as the front entrance of the Student Union or BART) where they can obtain a mask, or give them one if the faculty member has an extra. If they refuse or no mask is available, the student will be asked to leave. If a student refuses to wear a face covering properly, they will be asked to leave the class. If a student refuses to leave, we encourage faculty members to consider dismissing the class and notifying the Office of Community Standards and Student Conduct at 937-775-4240 or studentconduct@wright.edu.

To maintain physical distancing, stickers will be placed on the floors outside of classrooms to help students know where to stand when waiting outside of the classroom. Inside the classroom, facilities staff have removed extra seats and rearranged the furniture to allow appropriate physical distancing. View the adjusted classroom capacities.

Some classroom and computer lab spaces across campus are reserved for open study areas. View locations and hours.