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Course Delivery Methods

Mid is offering a wide-array of courses and many of our programs and credentials can largely be completed online. And with several delivery methods, Mid's courses provide you with an engaging, dynamic learning experience using the latest technology and resources.

Mid’s Different Course Delivery Methods

On-Campus Courses

These are traditional, face-to-face courses that take place on campus or at a partner location. Think of these courses like going to a theatre to see a play or movie, you have to go to a certain location at a certain time and you'll be with other people.

  • Attendance | You are required to attend at a specific location on a specific day and time.
  • Testing | Tests will be either taken on campus or will be completed in the form of alternate assessments assigned by your instructor.

Remote Learning Options

Online

Online courses utilize Mid's online learning management system called Moodle, and include discussion boards, online quizzes, and other forms of online content. These courses most closely resemble popular streaming services like Netflix or Hulu, for example, you'll need a device and internet access, you won't need to leave your house, and you can tune in anytime that's convenient for your schedule.

  • Attendance | Online courses do not require attendance on set dates at set times, unless otherwise noted by the instructor. However, you’ll be expected to check in to your class’ Moodle shell each week to participate and complete assignments.
  • Testing | Online courses may require that tests be taken on campus or at an approved off-campus proctoring location (e.g., a public library that offers this service).
  • Watch our quick video to learn more about online courses at Mid.

Real-Time Virtual

These courses take place on specific days and times using real-time virtual technologies, like Zoom. You'll still utilize Moodle for learning experiences, but you'll also participate in real-time discussions with classmates and instructors. Think of these courses like a TV show or livestream, you'll need a device and internet access, and while you won't need to leave your house, you'll need to tune in at a specific time.

  • Attendance | You will be expected to attend each scheduled course session, just as you would in an on-campus course.
  • Testing | Assignments and assessments will be completed in Moodle or via Zoom. Some courses may require that tests be taken on campus or at an approved off-campus proctoring location (e.g., a public library that offers this service).
  • Watch our quick video and discover what real-time virtual is all about!

Hybrid

Hybrid courses are taught at a specific location on a specific day and time, much like on-campus courses, but part of the course is also completed online. Hybrid courses let you experience the best of both worlds with online and on-campus, often lab-based, components.

  • Attendance | You will be expected to attend each scheduled course session, just as you would in an on-campus course. In addition, you will be expected to spend at least the equivalent of one course session reviewing content and completing activities posted online by your instructor in Moodle.
  • Testing | Tests may be taken on campus or at an approved off-campus proctoring location (e.g., a public library that offers this service).

HyFlex

The ultimate in flexibility! HyFlex is Mid’s newest style of course delivery method and lets you choose how to attend each and every course session. You’ll either come to campus, attend using real-time virtual technologies like Zoom, or complete coursework online by reviewing recordings of course sessions and other content. The best part? You can change how you’re attending whenever you want throughout the semester as long as you keep attending. Can't make it to campus this week? Attend online or via real-time virtual delivery methods. Missing that face to face interaction? Come to campus for a few course sessions! Start a new job halfway through the semester that requires you to work during the scheduled course time? That’s ok, switch to online delivery! Car breaks down two weeks into class? Switch to real-time virtual delivery and attend your course via Zoom! HyFlex delivery is designed for you to choose whatever works best for you on any given day.

  • Attendance | Communication is key. Be sure your instructor knows how you plan to attend course sessions so that your attendance is recorded correctly.
  • Testing | Some courses may require that tests be taken on campus or at an approved off-campus proctoring location (e.g., a public library that offers this service).
 
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