NAU offers four Instruction Modes which are Important because they insure the accuracy of required reporting:
- In Person
- Online Asynchronous
- Online Synchronous
In Person classes are live and provide a face-to-face learning experience. In Person classes meet at a regularly scheduled time.
Hybrid classes combine In Person and Online delivery of course content and each method of delivery accounts for the overall class credits. Hybrid classes meet at a regularly scheduled time for the In Person portion of the classes. Students also receive delivery of class content online, which they do not have to work on at a specified time.
Online Asynchronous classes are not in real-time so students can work online at any time. Assignments have a due date but students are not required to log in at a particular time or on a specific day.
Online Synchronous classes include some content that students can complete online anytime they choose, as well as, live, real-time interactions or synchronous content. For example, students may be required to log into a class and participate in a discussion or an assignment at the same time or to simultaneously watch a video or listen to a lecture.