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Types of Classes

Types of Classes

Clark State offers courses in multiple learning modalitiesincluding online, virtual and face-to-face options. If you haveany questions about these modalities, please contact yourAcademic Advisor.

Classes in this format will show “Online – All activities online” in the room location of your schedule, with no day or time listed.

In an online course, instructors post course material such as lectures, presentations, notes and readings in Blackboard, which is Clark State's learning management system. Students in online courses are responsible for spending time learning the material, completing exercises, and submitting work according to the schedule that the instructor determines. Some online courses may require group projects. Instructors interact with students through posts and emails, but do not meet the class as a group during designated times.

How to access an online class:
You will have access to your online course(s) on the first day of the term and your course(s) may be accessed from a Quick Link in the myClarkState student portal. 

Logging in:
Your initial password for logging in is the two digits of your birth month, the four digits of your birth year and the last four digits of your social security number. For instance, a student who was born in February 1989 with 3333 as the last four digits of their social security number would have an initial password of 0219893333.

You will be prompted to change your password the first time you log in. If you need assistance logging in, please contact the IT help center.

Your Username and Password are for your use only. Please keep them safe and do not share them with others.

Online Courses Example
Classes in this format will show “Off Campus, Scheduled Meeting Online 1 (Online)” in the room location of your schedule, with a specific day and time listed. 

Classes meet virtually through an online platform at a designated time instead of face-to-face in a classroom. Instructors will meet with students during designated day(s) and time(s) each week. Students will also spend individual time learning material not covered in class meetings, completing exercises and submitting work according to a schedule that the instructor determines.

Online Courses With Synchronous Meeting Example

Classes in this format will have assigned days and times with a meeting place or time listed on your schedule. Because the class meets on the designated days and times you see on the schedule, you must be sure that you can be available for those class meetings.

Hybrid courses are delivered through a combination of face-to-face and virtual instruction. In a hybrid course, some classes will meet on-site at a Clark State location for face-to-face meetings. Other classes will meet virtually through an online platform at a designated time.  Students will also spend individual time learning material not covered in class meetings, completing exercises, and submitting work according to a schedule that the instructor determines.  

Hybrid Courses With Synchronous Meeting
Face-to-face courses meet throughout the term on designated days and times, so you must be available to meet in person during those class meetings.

Students in face-to-face courses meet as a group at a Clark State location during specified meeting times throughout the term. Students are expected to spend time studying the material, completing exercises, and submitting work. These activities are supported by on-site class meetings where the instructor may present material, facilitate class discussions and activities, and work with students in groups. 

Face To Face Example