Schedule Types

Schedule Type codes (aka Delivery Methods) indicate the method of delivery by which most of the course instruction is transmitted.

Academic departments are responsible for the coding of Schedule Type and Instructional Method fields on all class sections. Academic departments should review their semester schedules carefully during Phase 1 (Initial Review) and submit all major adjustments by the published due date. Refer to "Approved Scheduling Rules" for more information.

'Flex Delivery' for social distancing may be required during restricted semesters. See FAQs for more information.

F
Face-to-Face

USHE Definition

(P: Face-to-Face, 02-Jun-2003)
Course is taught primarily in person, classroom based. This includes workbook courses with instruction, and courses with technology-delivered components such as online syllabi, online lecture notes; however, teaching and learning activities are classroom-based. 

UVU Conventional Use

Lecture is delivered live, in a classroom, on specific days and times.  Sections require: 

  • Numeric section numbers (e.g., "001" morning/afternoon, "601" evening).
  • One or more meeting lines (standard meeting patterns apply) , and 
  • UVU building and room assignment (or other approved location).

Also used for Internships (SUP), Individualized (INV), and Co-operative course sections, where:

  • meeting line contains no specific day(s) or time(s), and
  • building and room codes reflect "TBA".
  • Individualized sections only begin with "I__".

Live Interactive (aka "Video") home sections (located in UVU broadcast rooms only), which must be coordinated with Extended Studies.


Combination:  Face-to-Face + Livestream (F)

Face-to-Face may include some content to be delivered via Livestream.  Coding as "F" means the delivery is split between face-to-face and livestream, and the section must reflect two meeting lines to capture all requirements.  For example: 

                Line 1:  MW 1300-1350 CB 106  (2 hrs face-to-face lecture)
                Line 2:  F 1300-1350 LIVE STREAM  (1 hour livestream lecture)

HY
Face-to-Face + Online

USHE Definition

(B: Hybrid/Blended, 09-Aug-2011)
Course is taught both in person, in a classroom and via technology. The technology-delivered components include teaching and learning activities and reduces the time traditionally spent in the face-to-face class. 

UVU Conventional Use

A combination of face-to-face lecture and online requirements. Lecture is held live in a UVU classroom on specific days and times for some content, with the remaining content being delivered online via Canvas.  Sections require:

  •  Regular section numbers apply.
  • Two meeting lines-- one to capture the live lecture time (standard meeting patterns apply), and one to capture the online requirement. For example, a 3:3:0 course might be listed as:

            Line 1:  MW 1300-1350 LA 104  (2 hrs face-to-face lecture)
            Line 2:  [no day/time] ONLINE  (1 hour online)
                                       -----or-----
            Line 1:  T 1300-1415 LA 104  (1.25 hrs face-to-face lecture)
            Line 2:  [no day/time] ONLINE  (1.25 hours online)

  • Standard "Face-to-Face + Online" section note for student information.
  • Program Attribute code ("HY") for reporting purposes.

LS
Livestream

USHE Definition

(V: Remote Virtual, 01-May-2020)
Content is delivered both through synchronous two-way streaming technology and online (aka "Remote Virtual"). Courses meet synchronously on a regular schedule. Courses do not require university controlled space at either the origination or receiving locations. These courses are included in IPEDS Distance Education reporting. 

UVU Conventional Use

Lecture is held live on specific days and times using MS Teams.  Students join from home using their own computer or device, and can interact with the instructor and classmates on camera. Sections require:

  • Regular section numbers apply.
  • One meeting line (standard meeting patterns apply) which includes building and room codes "LIVE" and "STREAM".  General classroom/lab space is not assigned.
  • Standard "Livestream" section note for student information.
  • TOPs code ("LIVE") for access and reporting purposes.


Combination:  Livestream + Online (LS)

Livestream may include some content to be delivered online via Canvas.  Coding as "LS" means the delivery is split between livestream and online, and the section must reflect two meeting lines to capture all requirements.  For example: 

                Line 1:  MW 1300-1350 LIVE STREAM  (2 hrs livestream lecture)
                Line 2:  [no day/time] ONLINE  (1 hour online via Canvas)

V
Live Interactive Video

USHE Definition

(R: Interactive Audio/Video, 02-Jun-2003)
Course is taught via remote interactive video and audio (i.e., IVC, EdNET, Satellite) from an origination site to one or more receive sites or via streaming media technologies. Lectures and assignments are delivered in real time, one-way from the instructor to students (Satellite), with two-way exchange capabilities between instructor and student (IVC or EdNET). These courses require the use of a room or other University controlled space at either the origination or receiving site. These courses are included in IPEDS distance education metrics. 

UVU Conventional Use

Lecture is held live on specific days and times in a UVU classroom, and is broadcast to one or more remote classrooms (i.e., local high schools).  Students can interact with the instructor on camera. Used for all live interactive "receive" (aka "remote") site sections. Sections require:

  • Section numbers begin with "V__".
  • Must be cross-listed with a face-to-face "home" section (section number "151").
  • Must be coordinated with the Extended Studies office (who will contact the Media Services office).

W
Online

USHE Definition

(I: Online/Internet, 09-Aug-2011)
Course content is delivered online. While online courses may require proctored exams, there are no other place-bound requirements and minimal synchronous (real time) requirements. Regular interactions between students and instructor are a part of the teaching and learning process. These courses are included in IPEDS distance education metrics. 

UVU Conventional Use

Lecture is taught 100% online through Canvas.  Students are not required to meet on  specific days or times. Sections require:

  • One meeting line (no days / times listed) which includes building and room codes "ONLINE" and "ONLINE".
  • Section numbers begin with "X__".
  • Specific scheduling rules apply.

X
Face-to-Face Lab

USHE Definition

(P: Face-to-Face, 02-Jun-2003)
Course is taught primarily in person, classroom based. This includes workbook courses with instruction, and courses with technology-delivered components such as online syllabi, online lecture notes; however, teaching and learning activities are classroom-based. 

UVU Conventional Use

The lecture is held live in a UVU laboratory on specific days and times.  Applies to course sections where the credit ratio includes LAB hours only.  For example:

        CHEM 3605 201 (X, LAB, 1:0:3)
        MUSC 370R 201 (X, LAB, 1:0:4)

Sections require: 

  • One or more meeting lines (standard meeting patterns apply)
  • UVU building and lab space assignment (or other approved location),and 
  • Section numbers begin with "2__" (morning/afternoon) or "8__" (evening).

Note:  Is not used with Instructional Method "INV", "OPR", or "SUP".