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Teaching and Learning

To accommodate the wide range of student needs and desires during the pandemic, OLLU is adopting a variety of strategies as appropriate to each discipline.

Social distance in classroom

The course schedule for the fall 2020 semester is now updated and reflects additional online options. To see how a course is being delivered, visit Student Planning in the myOLLU portal (login required). Course delivery information is listed in the "Additional Information" section of the course description. 

The following provides more information on course delivery types:

Face-to-Face (Lecture Course)

Face-to-face classes allow students to attend in person in a classroom with a faculty member a minimum of one time a week. Classroom occupancy to maintain physical distancing has been established by the university and will be posted for each classroom.

On-Line (Online, WEB FL)

Online classes allow students to attend virtually with all instruction online; instruction is prepared using principles for online learning. The instruction may be delivered either synchronously during a scheduled class period or asynchronously allowing students to access it on their own time.

Hybrid (Part Lecture/Part Online)

Hybrid classes combine face-to-face classroom instruction with online activities; part of the instruction is delivered face-to-face in class, and the other part is delivered through online instruction. This approach reduces the amount of seat time in a traditional face-to-face course and moves more of the course delivery online.

Hy-Flex (Part Lecture/Part Online)

Hy-Flex allows half of a class to attend in person while the other half attends remotely; all students attend class at the same time (synchronously) whether in person or online. The instructor provides structure, content, and activities to meet the needs of students participating both in class and online simultaneously.   

Flexibilty/Accomodation Available

We understand the stress and uncertainty caused by the  pandemic. No matter what type of course you are in, faculty will be flexible and sensitive if you are unable to physically attend class for a period of because you must quarantine or are ill. Hybrid and hy-flex instruction can easily accommodate students who need to switch to fully online delivery. This simply requires a request to/conversation with your faculty member.

Online Classes After Thanksgiving

Following the Thanksgiving break, all classes will move to remote/online instruction for the remainder of the fall semester. Students will be allowed to remain in the residence halls and use campus facilities and services, but classes and final exams will all be online. As during any fall semester, students will be allowed to leave their belongings in the residence halls awaiting their return for the spring semester. In addition, any unused meal plan dollars will roll over to the spring semester.

In-person and remote student services

All student support services—computer labs, library, tutoring and more—will be available on campus before and after Thanksgiving. Remote services will be available, as well, for those students who do not wish to travel to campus.