Know the Difference: Asynchronous, Synchronous, Hybrid

Emailed Mon, Aug. 10, 2020

Dear Students,

The University Class Schedule has been updated to reflect the various virtual formats that will be used for the fall 2020 semester. You can also view this information in the class notes in your Student Center under My Class Schedule.

What is the difference between asynchronous, synchronous and hybrid?

Here’s what you need to know:

Fully Online - Asynchronous.

These classes do not have a set meeting time. Students are not required to meet together at the same time. You will see “TBA” in your class schedule — click through for confirmation these classes are Fully Online – Asynchronous.

Fully Online - Synchronous.

These classes have a set meeting time. You’re expected to be online via the recommended software platform (e.g. Zoom, Canvas, etc.) during the entire class meeting time.

Fully Online - Asynchronous/Synchronous.

Online class meetings will be a combination of some “TBA” and some synchronous meetings that may utilize the designated course day and time listed on the schedule. Check your syllabus for details!

Hybrid Online - Synchronous.

In-person class meetings will be on campus at the room, day, and time listed and online class meetings will be at the day and time listed. This only applies to class sections that have been approved for face-to-face instruction as part of Stan State’s limited approved On-Campus Course Exceptions initiative for this term.

Hybrid Online - Asynchronous.

In-person class meetings will be on campus at the room, day, and time listed for the lecture. Online class meetings will be at no determined day and time. This applies to class sections that have been approved for face-to-face instruction as part of Stan State’s limited approved On-Campus Course Exceptions initiative for this term.

We are committed to your success as well as the health and safety of our campus community. For those courses with in-person experiences, significant preventative health measures are in place to keep our Warriors safe.