University of Houston-Victoria

COVID-19

Course Modes for Fall Student Email from UHV President Bob Glenn

Hello UHV Jaguar Family,

As we approach the fall semester, I know you have lots of questions about your classes. I want you to know that we have been working hard to ensure that you have the best possible experience this academic year.

To keep everyone’s safety in mind while also offering you an engaging educational experience, we have implemented new methods of course delivery. Classes will provide as much direct contact as possible between students and between instructors and students while still providing social distancing and following safety protocols.

The types of classes that will be offered are:

HybridHybrid (online/hybrid – traditional)

These classes will include some campus presence. Faculty members will hold at least one face-to-face class a week. Classes also will be streamed through Microsoft Teams so that those who aren’t in class on campus that day can join during the scheduled meeting time. Teams sessions also will be recorded to offer access at a later time.

Real TimeReal-Time Online (online – virtual)

The faculty member and students will meet online at the date and time listed in the course schedule. Assignments and work will be done through Blackboard. These sections will have no campus presence, but they still offer real-time interaction in an online environment so that students can see their professor and classmates. As with Hybrid, these class sessions will be recorded to offer access at a later time.

Traditional OnlineTraditional Online

These will be traditional online courses. They will be conducted through Blackboard with no regularly scheduled face-to-face component.

Please note that two of the three types of classes involve no campus presence, and the one that does will be conducted in a way to ensure social distancing. If you choose this mode, you must wear a mask at all times and maintain a safe social distance from others. Hand sanitizer stations have been added throughout campus, and we will encourage frequent hand washing.

Our overriding concern is the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff. We will not make any decisions that place you in the position of having to make a choice that you fear will jeopardize your health. We ask for your patience as we move forward, and I will continue to provide you with the best information that I can.

In order to view the mode of your courses, please click on the course in myUHV. For instance, if the mode says “internet” and there are days and times listed but no classroom, then the course will not meet in a classroom.

If you still have questions related to the mode of instruction for a course, please email the faculty member teaching that class. If you are unable to reach the faculty member, submit your question to registration@uhv.edu, and a staff member will assist with directing your question to the appropriate person. Please include the name and title of the course and your student ID number.

Sincerely,

Robert K. Glenn

Bob Glenn
UHV President