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Gear Up To Be a Gator Program Offers Flexible Schedule Options


Gear up to be a gator: flexible schedule options for 2020During these unprecedented times, are you unsure of how you will attend classes this fall at Lamar State College Orange?

Now more than ever, LSCO understands that everyone has unique needs. We have created four options for fall classes so YOU can decide which format works best for YOU.

Choose to attend classes at LSCO this fall in any combination of the following options:

Online Anytime

Virtual on a Schedule

Traditional In-Person

Hybrid

Online Anytime: Complete your coursework online at your own pace with the expectation that assignments, exams, and projects are submitted according to a weekly and routine deadline. This option allows you to complete all of your coursework online at your own pace with routine deadlines.

Virtual on a Schedule: Use technology to virtually attend class during a scheduled time period while assignments, exams, and projects are submitted online. Instructor and students will meet in a Blackboard Collaborate room during the course's scheduled time period. Instructors and students can join the "classroom" from home, campus, or anywhere they have an internet connection.

Traditional In-Person: Attend class on campus with reduced class sizes and social distancing protocols in place. This option allows you to attend class on campus with reduced class sizes and social distancing protocols in place.

Hybrid: Physically attend class one day a week. Assignments, exams, and projects are submitted online according to a weekly and routine deadline. This option allows you to attend class in person one day a week while completing some virtual training outside of class and submitting your coursework online with specified deadlines.

Regardless of the type of courses you choose, all students have access to the same resources and support at LSCO.

Fall classes begin August 24 so contact an LSCO advisor today about finding out which schedule format works best for YOU!

 

FAQs about flexible fall courses:

Can students be required to take test on campus if they choose online sections?

No, students who enroll in online sections will have the opportunity to complete an exam off campus with internet access and a camera. Since LSCO has a contract now with Proctor U that allows testing to be completed off campus/wherever students have internet access, students can take exams off campus as long as they have internet access and a camera.

How do students choose which format they prefer, and make it official? Do we need to email our instructors?

Not all courses have all three course delivery options available. Students who have had their course delivery changed are being notified, but they can contact advising if they have questions or concerns about the classes they signed up for and how they are being taught.

Are students required to take only one type of class? Or, can their schedule consist of more than one type of class?

Students can register for any combination of types of classes.

Once students register for a type of class, are they “locked” into that format? Or, can they change our options?

Once they register for a class schedule option, students can adjust their schedule to another format if one exists until the first day of class, August 24th.  After the fall 2020 classes begin, students will not be able to adjust their schedules.

Can science labs be taken virtually or online with this new program?

Currently, there are not any labs that will be held virtually. They are all either face to face or online.

If I am already registered for fall classes, do I need to contact an advisor?

Students who are already registered for fall are not required to contact an advisor unless they wish to change their schedule. If a course is changing its delivery format, students are being notified of the change and being given an option to change their schedule before the first day of classes, August 24th.