Wichita State University has different instructional methods associated with hybrid courses. It is important that you use the correct terminology when discussing, planning, and scheduling your hybrid method or program.
- Traditional Classroom Instruction (TCI): The TCI method code is used for a wide variety of courses. TCI method courses have a standard seat-time requirement, and include:
- Classes which are delivered entirely face to face, with little or no online support
- Flipped courses. We often use the term “flipped” to indicate a course that will have some or all instruction delivered online. Usually these classes use class seat time for assessment, group work, activities, and so on. Because these classes still have standard seat-time requirements they use the TCI method code. Examples of flipping include:
- Providing video lectures for students to view on their own time.
- Providing tests and quizzes online to be done outside of class.
- Providing any films/videos/documentaries streaming online.
- Using class time primarily for class discussion, group projects, and other person-to-person interactions.
- Hybrid (HYB): A Hybrid course is one where content delivery is “flipped” and there is a seat-time reduction. A hybrid course with the designation HYB can have any level of online content delivery, and there are no special requirements about what must be done in the face-to-face session and in the online session(s).
- Online (IIE): An online course is designated as Internet Only (IIE) in the schedule and these courses carry a special fee. IIE courses have all of their content online, and there are no required on-campus activities including testing. Testing may be offered at an on-campus location, but other options must also be offered to students. If you are building an online course, you should go to the regular FaST Start Directions.
- Hybrid Online (HYO): A Hybrid Online (HYO) course carries a distinct designation for important reasons. HYO courses have no seat-time, deliver all instruction online but also require students to physically attend exams or access required resources either on campus or at another specified location. The HYO designation carries a special fee that makes the course more expensive. This designation is rare, and IDT recommends you contact the Office of Online Learning if you are interested in pursuing HYO designation.
|Method||Seat-time||Instruction Delivery||Assessment & Activity||Fees|
|TCI||Full||Face-to-Face or Online||Online or F2F||Standard|
|HYB||Reduced||Face-to-Face or Online||Online or F2F||Standard|
|HYO||None||Online||Online or F2F||Special Online Fees|
|IIE||None||Online||Online||Special Online Fees|
The Instructional Design and Technology (IDT) office is available to help professors with hybrid online, and online method courses. This office provides Blackboard training, instructional design assistance, and can also occasionally offer assistance with course building.
Did you know that Wichita State has someone to help you coordinate testing at a distance? Please take a look at our proctoring options.