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Instruction Modes

Instruction Mode indicates the manner in which instruction is delivered for each class section during a given semester. The assigned instruction mode can be found in the LionPATH Schedule of Classes, within the "Class Details" section of each class.

Current instruction modes include:

  • In Person (P): Class meets in person at days/times listed. Instructors can offer up to less than 25 percent of an in-person class remotely (synchronously or asynchronously), a flexibility to manage their own absences, whether due to illness or other unavoidable circumstances, during travel, or for pedagogical reasons.
  • Hybrid: 25-50% Online (H2): Class will meet in person and online. 25-50% of the class will be taught online synchronously or asynchronously.
  • Hybrid: 51-74% Online (H5): Class will meet in person and online. 51-74% of the class will be taught online synchronously or asynchronously.
  • Hybrid: 75% and up Online (H7): Class will meet in person and online. 75% or more of the class will be taught online synchronously or asynchronously.
  • Video-Broadcasting (VC): Shared class that campus is broadcasting to students at their campus and other Penn State campuses. Class could be synchronous or asynchronous. Only for the Digital Learning Cooperative (DLC).
  • Video-Receiving (VR): Shared class that campus is receiving from another campus. Class could be synchronous or asynchronous. Only for the Digital Learning Cooperative (DLC).
  • Web (WB): Class meets completely online asynchronously.