Over the course of the pandemic, changes to course types have occurred in the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters out of necessity. Effective Summer 2021 and Fall 2021, we will be returning to traditional definitions of course types at MTSU. While there are many different course types at MTSU, the most common ones are:
Examples of other course types include Independent Study, Clinicals, Practicums, and Research courses. When looking at your schedule or looking up classes in PipelineMT, you can identify course types by the location, meeting type, or attributes of the course. See descriptions of each course type below, along with screenshots of how to identify them. If you have any concerns about how a course will be offered, please contact the instructor of the course or the department offering the course.
A few notes about course types:
- Out-of-state students seeking to take advantage of the eRate tuition must be in "Online" courses only. Registering for any courses with a meeting pattern, including Remote or Hybrid courses, will not qualify a student for eRate tuition.
- The Distance Education course fee will continue to be waived for the Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 semesters. (this fee had previously been waived in Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 as well).
- Course types are not changed on courses once Priority Registration has started for a semester and students are registered in the course. Any changes to a course type would require the course to be canceled entirely. Students would then have to choose a different section of that course or another course entirely. Departments will send an email notification to enrolled students if a course has to be canceled for any reason before the semester begins.
- All instruction takes place on-ground and in-person.
- In Pipeline these courses will have scheduled days/times and assigned classrooms.
- A combination of in-person instruction and asynchronous online work. All in-person instruction occurs during the course's scheduled days/times.
- The students will meet in-person 50% or more of a regularly scheduled Conventional course.
- In Pipeline, these courses will have scheduled days/times and assigned classrooms. These courses are designated with an attribute of “Web-Assisted Course.”
- All instruction is delivered online via Zoom or other university-approved platforms (Microsoft Teams, etc.).
- Instruction will be synchronous, meaning students will participate in instruction sessions at the assigned times of the course just like they would with a Conventional course.
- In PipelineMT the location will be listed as REMOTE to help you easily identify if the course is delivered this way.
- Instruction is a combination of in-person and online. All in-person instruction occurs during the courses’ scheduled days/times.
- The students will meet in-person less than 50% of the time of a regularly scheduled Conventional course and typically not on a weekly basis.
- In Pipeline, these courses will have scheduled days/times and assigned classrooms. These courses are designated with a “D” in the section number.
- Instruction is entirely online in D2L.
- In PipelineMT, these courses do not have scheduled days/times or assigned classrooms.
- These courses are designated with a “D” in the section number.
Previous versions of this page for prior terms can be found here: