Explanation of Course Types

Hybrid courses
Hybrid courses are courses that meet partially face-to-face with the rest of the course content being delivered online. Students may be required to take tests and examinations on campus in addition to any scheduled class meetings. The following parameters further define the hybrid course: The face-to face component must be between 40% and 60% of the total course hours.

Web-enhanced courses
Web-enhanced courses are courses that may use Blackboard but all instruction is delivered in a face-to-face environment.

Virtual (online) courses
Virtual (online) courses are courses in which all course material including tests are delivered online using Blackboard. No on-campus meetings are required. Blackboard (Bb) is a course management, web-based software used to deliver online course instructional materials and to foster communication. Students are strongly encouraged to complete the Blackboard Online Orientation (BOO) prior to taking an online course.

Compressed video courses
Compressed video courses, or TV-Video courses, are classes that are taught using a closed networked teleconferencing system. Such a system allows for synchronous instruction, where the instructor can be at one of the remote PDCCC locations and students can be at one of the other PDCCC locations. Classes are taught at specific times as outlined in the course schedule at each of the college’s three locations.