Allen College

Course Delivery Methods

Allen College uses the course definitions below to classify course deliver frameworks, which include enhanced, hybrid, and online.  These definitions refer to didactic courses and the didactic portion of courses that include a clinical component.

Enhanced (Face to Face)

A course offering in which most of all class sessions are offered on campus using face to face sessions. Enhanced courses may make use of web-based tools to supplement or enhance a course, which may include online components and activities, such as viewing a syllabus, taking quizzes, participation in discussion, viewing presentations, content links, or handouts.

Hybrid (Blended)

A hybrid class is a course offering in which students attend class sessions on campus and in an online environment. The class typically meets half online and half on campus. The online component may range from 25% to 99% of the total class sessions. Hybrid methodology may include the use of both synchronous and asynchronous scheduled instruction. Scheduled instructions may be offered in a variety of instructional formats, which include but are not limited to weekly or every other week learning modules.


A fully online class is a course offering in which all class sessions and exams are presented in an online environment. If the course meets at a specified time online, the course should list the day of the week and time in the class schedule. Fully online courses have no on campus meetings.  This excludes on campus requirements for orientation and testing.