Classes at UTSA can have different modes of instruction.
Types of Class Modality
|Traditional in-person||Meets fully in-person at the scheduled time and location|
|Mostly in-person, some online||Meets in-person for 2 days of a 3-day/week course, remainder is online without any scheduled meeting time|
|Mix in-person and online||Meets in-person for 1 day of a 2-day/week course, remainder is online without any scheduled meeting time|
|Mostly online, some in-person||Meets in-person for 1 day of a 3-day/week course, remainder is online without any scheduled meeting time|
|Online only, at set time||Meets fully online at the scheduled time|
|Online only, no set time||Meets fully online without any scheduled meeting times|
|Online only, some set time||Meets fully online meeting one day at the scheduled meeting time and the remainder is available online without a scheduled meet-ing time|
|To be arranged||Course meetings are arranged between the faculty member and the student|
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the different class modalities again?
See the chart above.
The most traditional mode of instruction is face-to-face. Courses occur in-person at an assigned location and a set meeting time.
Courses will occur both in-person and online to varying degrees:
- Mostly in-person, some online – For courses that meets 3 days per week, 2 of those days will meet in-person and the remainer is online without any scheduled meeting time.
- Mix of in-person and online – For courses that meets 2 days per week, 1 of those days will meet in-person and the remainder is online without any scheduled meeting time.
- Mostly online, some in-person – For courses that meets 3 days per week, 1 of those days will meet in-person and the remainder is online without any scheduled meeting time.
Courses will occur fully online and can be either scheduled at a set time, no set time, or some set time:
- Online only, at set time – Course is fully online at the scheduled meeting time.
- Online only, no set time – Course is fully online without any scheduled meeting times.
- Online only, some set time – Course is fully online meeting one day at the scheduled meeting time, and the remainder is available online without a scheduled meeting time.
To be arranged
Some courses like Independent Study or Thesis will be arranged between the faculty member and the student.
Can I take my required courses online?
The Fall 2021 schedule was designed to offer students a flexible schedule. Not every course can be offered in every modality, and there’s no guarantee all classes for your degree program will be offered online. If taking all your Fall 2021 classes online is a priority for you, contact your academic advisor to discuss your options.
For face-to-face courses, will all the material be recorded and posted online?
Not necessarily. Students enrolled in courses with a face-to-face component for Fall 2021 (either fully in-person or hybrid) may or may not have access to all course content online, depending on how the instructor has designed their course.
Will international students be accommodated for in-person classes they cannot physically attend?
Global Initiatives will continue to support international students and scholars and is awaiting updated guidelines for Fall 2021 from the Department of Homeland Security. International students with specific questions should contact International Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will students attending face-to-face classes (either in-person only or hybrid) be required to be vaccinated for COVID-19?
No, students will not be required to be vaccinated prior to coming on campus. The UTSA Public Health Task Force encourages all students, faculty, and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to protect their health and the health of our Roadrunner community, and we will continue to share information about vaccine appointment opportunities on the university’s COVID-19 vaccine webpage.
How to Find Modality on Class Schedule
When you reach the search result page from the Class Schedule, you can identify the specific class modality by looking at the “Meeting Type”.
How to Search for Classes Based on Modality
You can now easily search for courses based on modality by selecting a campus when viewing the Schedule of Classes. If you want to view all course modality offerings for a particular course, you will leave the campus section unchecked.
Internet vs Online Campus
Courses taught online are categorized as either an “internet” campus course or “online” campus course.
- Internet Campus – for students who attend UTSA on campus but can take some of their courses online/remotely
- To search for these courses, select “internet campus only” checkbox in the campus section on the class schedule.
- Online Campus – for students who are in a fully online degree program (Online Cyber Security and Online Multidisciplinary Studies)
- To search for these courses, select “online campus only” checkbox in the campus section on the class schedule.