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Office of the Registrar

East Tennessee State University

Fall 2020 Course Schedules and Formats

 Course Locations and Format Changes

 There will be changes to course locations and the formatting of classes to encourage social distancing.

Course Locations

 ETSU's academic departments are working to finalize changes to the course schedule.  

  • The purpose of the changes is to encourage social distancing which is a crucial strategy for a safe on-campus experience this fall. 
  • Room changes are being made to maximize use of the larger classrooms for on-ground courses.

Course Formatting

There are several different formats available for courses:

  • On-ground required - At least some of the course competencies cannot be taught without some on-ground experience. The student must attend on campus, or at another designated location, for at least part of the semester.
  • On-ground with remote options - At least some of the course competencies are offered in an on-ground format. While the student is encouraged to take advantage of the on-ground learning opportunities, they are not essential to completing the course competencies.
  • Traditional Online - The course was developed specifically for online delivery. All course competencies are offered in an on-line format. The student does not need to come to campus for any of the course.
  • Remote Delivery Online Synchronous - Students meet online as a class at the specific day and time noted on the class schedule.
  • Remote Delivery Online Asynchronous - Students complete the course online, working on their own schedule within course deadlines.  The day and time will NOT appear on the schedule for asynchronous online courses.

Review Your Course Schedule

Log into your Goldlink account to review your Fall 2020 Schedule click on "Registration Tools" and then click on "Concise Student Schedule" in the middle box. 

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Sample of a Concise Student Schedule: 

Click on the Course Title or the CRN link to see additional information regarding your course.

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Please Note: Look at both the instructional method and the delivery type to determine how your course will meet. See examples of each below...

(Traditional) Online Course - with WEB Fee

Courses that were originally designed and scheduled as online courses will have an online fee.  These courses will have a WEB Instructional Method.

Online Web Instructional Method


 

 

(Remote Delivery) Online Courses - no WEB Fee

Courses moved to a remote delivery format due to the coronavirus will list the original instructional method, for example "Conventional Methodology Instructional Method" but will list

  • "Course Taught Online"
  • Have a meeting type of Online Asynchronous or Online Synchronous
  • will NOT have an online fee.

Online Asynchronous:

Students complete the course online, working on their own schedule within course deadlines.

NOTE: The day and time will NOT appear on the schedule for asynchronous online courses.

Online A Sync

 

Online Synchronous:

Students meet online as a class at the specific day and time noted on the class schedule.

Online Sync

 

 

 On-Ground Courses

Many courses will be taught on campus.  These courses will be designated as On-Ground Required and On-Ground with Remote Options.

 

On-Ground Required Courses:

On Ground Required

 

On-Ground with Remote Options:

Remote Options On Ground

Adding and Dropping Classes

You may use the  Add or Drop Classes tool on your Goldink account to make any changes. If you have questions about your changes please contact your academic advisor.

addordrop

 

 For additional information please visit the Bucs are Back webpage!

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