Course Modalities
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Course Modalities

Depending on the course, you might see M, BLN, LIV, HYB, ONL, SYN, FLX, CTA, FTD, or LEW in the column labeled Campus when you look at the schedule. For all classes, please check the class schedule for class meeting dates, days, times, and locations.

Synchronous means you meet (live online or in person) on a certain day/time. Asynchronous means you log on, view materials, etc. at any time.

Campus format for classes as seen when creating class schedule

M: These classes will meet in person on the Jefferson Community College campus.

  • Students may need to have regular access to a computer in order to complete assignments, participate in class discussions, and to access materials.

ONL:  These classes are fully online (asynchronous) using Blackboard.  While a significant portion of the class is completed at the convenience of the student, these classes start and end based on the published calendar and the instructor will have due dates for discussions, assignments, quizzes, tests, etc.

  • Students must have daily access to a computer.
  • Proctored exams may be required.*

LIV: These classes will meet live (synchronously) using Zoom.  Students will access Zoom through the class’ Blackboard site.

  • Live Online courses require regular course access by a computer equipped with a camera and microphone.
  • Proctored exams may be required.*  

HYB:  Some class work (usually 33% - 50%) will be completed in-person on campus and the remainder will be completed either synchronously using Zoom, asynchronous via Blackboard, or some combination of the two, as determined by the instructor.

  • Students must have regular access to a computer.
  • Courses which include synchronous course delivery via Zoom require a camera and microphone.

BLN: Some class work will be completed live online (synchronously) though Zoom and some will be completed asynchronously using Blackboard. 

  • Students must have regular access to a computer.
  • Blended courses require course access using a computer equipped with a camera and microphone.
  • Proctored exams may be required.*  

SYN: These classes are offered simultaneously in person in the classroom and live online via Zoom. Students may choose either format for each day the class meets. Whether in the classroom or on Zoom, the class is offered synchronously.

  • SYN/SYNC courses require students who choose to attend the class remotely (on one or more days) to connect to the class using a computer equipped with a camera and microphone.
  • Proctored exams may be required.*  

FLX: These classes are offered in a combination of formats: in person in the classroom, live online (synchronous via Zoom), and online (asynchronous). Students may choose any one of these formats on any given class day. This option offers the most flexibility to meet the student’s need or preference.

  • FLX/FLEX/HyFlex courses require students who choose to attend the class remotely (on one or more days)
    • to have daily access to a computer (if attending asynchronously)
    • to have daily access to a computer equipped with a camera and microphone (if attending synchronously via Zoom).
  • Proctored exams may be required.*  

CTA: This is a special code used for classes that are registered for by members of the military, veterans, and some military dependents.  Students in these classes register through a military portal. These sections are NOT open for registration by the general college population.  Proctored exams may be required.*

FTD: These classes are offered on Fort Drum and to take these classes students need to have an Army issued pass to access the installation.

LEW: These classes are taught at the JCC’s Lewis County Educational Center (unless another Lewis County site is designated).

* See Proctoring Guidelines at https://sunyjefferson.edu/academics/online-programs/proctoring.php