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Due to the dynamic nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, faculty and staff across the colleges and departments have been busy this summer preparing courses to provide you with an optimal learning experience while taking the necessary precautions to protect the health and well-being of our UCF community. Varying course modalities are one aspect of that planning.

A course modality is the way in which a class is offered/delivered to students by the instructor. On myUCF, each course description includes a modality field, which indicates how and where the course will be taught. Some examples of course modalities being offered for Fall 2020 include:

  • M (Mixed Mode/Reduced Seat Time): These courses will include both required classroom attendance and online instruction. If an M course has been converted to 100% online, it will be labeled as V1.
  • RA (Active Learning/Reduced Seat Time): These courses utilize web-based learning technologies as the primary instructional medium within a blended course combining required face-to-face and online elements. If an RA course has been converted to 100% online, it will be labeled as a V.
  • RS (Video Streaming/Reduced Seat Time): These courses make classroom-based content, such as lectures, available over the web via streaming video. Some classroom attendance may be also required. If an RS course is converted to 100% online, it will be labeled as a V.

“COVID DL EXMP” at the end of the modality field indicates that a course is exempt from the per credit hour Distance Learning Fee.

A graphic explaining all course modalities, and identifying those for which a distance learning fee will be charged, are identified below. More information about course modalities can also be found here: https://cdl.ucf.edu/support/student/modalities/