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U T A Office of the Registrar


November 5, 2020

The University is planning for the likelihood that the spring 2021 term will be similar to fall 2020, with a mixture of face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses.

Planning for the upcoming semester just got easier – with course modality information now available in MyMav for spring 2021. The list of courses in MyMav now includes modality information for each course for the spring.

It’s important that you understand the terminology you will find in MyMav. For example, some online courses are synchronous, meaning the instruction and testing are on a specific day and time. Other online classes are asynchronous, meaning the instruction is recorded and can be experienced by the student at any time. You can see the definitions here or download them as a pdf.

These definitions will help you in your course planning and correspond to what you will see in MyMav:

  • Fully Online Option 1: All instruction, activities and testing are online. All classes are asynchronous (recorded) with no required synchronous component.
  • Fully Online Option 2: All instruction, activities and testing are online but some or all may require synchronous class attendance or participation (dates specified in syllabus).
  • Hybrid 1: All instruction and activities are online. Testing and/or student presentations are F2F on specified dates and times.
  • Hybrid 2: A customized combination of online and face-to-face instruction and activities occur in the course. All students meet together either F2F or online.
  • Hybrid 3: A combination of online and face-to-face instruction and activities may be used as seat time is rotated among student groups.
  • Hybrid 4: Laboratory, studio or performance art classes ONLY. Customized scheduling including a combination of online and face-to-face instruction and activities based on course requirements.
  • Face-to-face (F2F): The course is fully face-to-face.

The University is working to minimize changes to course schedules after posting. However, because course offerings and schedules are revised to meet student, curricular and instructional needs, this preliminary schedule is still subject to additional changes.

We strongly encourage you to discuss your academic plans with your advisor, who can assist in developing creative solutions to your unique situation. You also can submit a question through this form.

We all need to continue doing our part to keep COVID-19 cases at UTA manageable and prevent any delays or shutdowns. As Mavericks, we will continue to follow public health guidelines and observe common-sense measures, such as wearing masks inside buildings, disinfecting classrooms, observing social distancing and adopting a full range of safety and prevention protocols.

As always, continue to check the University’s Coronavirus Information page, which is UTA’s official site for up-to-date information on campus operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.




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The University of Texas at Arlington

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