Stark State offers several types of web courses:
Asynchronous = no required meeting times
Synchronous = required meeting times
|COURSE||COURSE DELIVERY||ASSIGNED CLASS TIME||ON CAMPUS DELIVERY||VIRTUAL synchronous||VIRTUALLY asynchronous|
|W2||½ on campus, ½ online||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|W4B||½ on campus, ½ online||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|W4F||majority on campus||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|W4G||majority on campus||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
- Students enrolling in any of the above modalities must complete Succeeding Online, the orientation required for web classes, before the start of the semester.
- Proctored tests may be required for Web 3 and Web 4 courses. Click here for more information.
- All courses have a live instructor with enforced deadlines. Self-paced courses are NOT offered.
- Regular access to a computer and internet connection is required. Students should be familiar with using email, Office Suite software and web browsers.
- Students may be required to attend class at a scheduled time, in-person or virtually.
- Web-Enabled Course (Web 2) – Students attend class for up to approximately 50 percent of the regularly scheduled class time. Students must physically attend on the dates and times listed in the class schedule. The remaining class time is replaced with asynchronous online learning. This type of course offers the student the advantage of weekly face-to-face interaction with the instructor and classmates, while also offering the convenience of fewer visits to the College and the availability of course materials online. The course site may contain the syllabus, homework assignments or handouts, and students may be required to use email, chat rooms, discussion boards and/or web-based testing. Instructors may require proctored testing in-person at Stark State or another testing facility or virtual proctoring using college-approved software. Web-enabled courses are identified with a W2 in the class schedule.
- Web-Delivered Course (Web 3) – All classroom time is replaced with asynchronous online learning. This type of course is sometimes called an online or eLearning course. All instruction is conducted asynchronously online. Instructors may require proctored testing in-person at Stark State or another testing facility or virtual proctoring using college-approved software. Web-delivered courses are identified with a W3 in the class schedule.
- Web-Flex Course (Web 4) – Web 4 courses may combine diverse modalities of delivery and the use of technologies like live streaming software or other virtual learning options. Students may be required to physically attend classes and/or log in to class on specific day(s) and time(s) and/or participate in asynchronous online learning. Date, time, financial and technology requirements may vary by course. Students interested in taking a W4 course should review the course description and specific semester course attribute on mystarkstate or contact the department chair for additional details. Instructors may require proctored testing in-person at Stark State or another instructor-approved testing facility or virtual proctoring using college-approved software. Web-flex courses are identified with a W4 in the class schedule and meet these definitions:
- W4A – All required synchronous online learning
- W4B – All synchronous online learning and on-campus attendance required
- W4C – Majority required synchronous online with some asynchronous online learning
- W4D – Majority required synchronous online with some on-campus attendance
- W4E – Majority asynchronous online with a combination of on-campus attendance and/or synchronous online learning
- W4F – Majority required on-campus attendance with some asynchronous online learning
- W4G – Majority required on-campus attendance with some synchronous online learning