Course offerings will include online, face-to-face and hybrid courses. Here’s what you can expect from each of these course-delivery methods.
- Online courses – Fully online courses are being designed with careful planning to be flexible and to foster a sense of community, so that students are not learning on their own. In these courses, you might experience live conferencing and lectures; recorded content with no required meeting; or some combination of the two. In all cases, students and their professors will have an active presence in the virtual classroom.
- Face-to-face courses – These courses will be like what you’ve experienced in the past. Courses selected to be face-to-face—including laboratory classes and clinicals—require personal interactions, and the class sizes are small enough, or the academic spaces large enough, to maintain proper physical distancing.
- Hybrid courses – In hybrid courses, your learning experience will include both online and face-to-face interactions. For example, a science or engineering course might have online lessons with regular hands-on laboratory experiences.
It’s important for you to connect with your advisor to understand your options or make any necessary schedule changes. Newly admitted students will receive more information about classes in advance of orientation, where you will work with your advisor on selecting the best options for you. Please continue to check your NIU email for updates.