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July 10, 2020 | Campus Communication
Our goal is to deliver a safe, comfortable and engaging environment for both faculty and students; the best way to do that is to present options and ensure a high level of flexibility to accommodate individual needs or challenges among students and faculty.
The BenUFlex model is our hybrid format of delivering coursework (also known as “Hyflex” or “blended”). This is a blend of instruction options (modalities), which includes in-person instruction supplemented by virtual learning. It is built for flexibility and should provide us all with choices when looking toward the fall semester.
The BenUFlex model allows students (and faculty) options (online, in-person or combination) for the courses they need to take to graduate on time.
BenUFlex courses may take on a variety of forms based on your course or instructor. Here are a few example scenarios for how a class might be structured:
BenUFlex Key Terms
As you build or adjust your class schedule in MyBenU, here are the key BenUFlex terms to know:
Please note that these modalities are still being finalized.
Course Scheduling and MyBenU
Within MyBenU, the course format will be listed under “Class Details > Instruction Mode” when you click on each course. Any additional information about how your instructor intends to utilize the BenUFlex model (examples above) and whether an online course will be synchronous or asynchronous can be found under “Enrollment Information > Class Note.” Click here to view the Class Search User Guide.
Should you wish to change your schedule, you will be able to search for classes by these modalities through multiple ways in MyBenU. However, please note that incoming students (freshman and transfer) will need to speak to their academic advisor about changes and should not make these changes on their own).
As mentioned, changes are still being made to the course schedule, which will be reflected on the MyBenU site. As modifications are made, updates will be sent to you from the Registrar’s Office noting those changes. This is not unlike a normal semester where classroom numbers may change up until the first week of classes. We are committed to communicating these changes to you in a swift and effective manner.
Who to Contact
If you have questions or need assistance with reviewing your class schedule or making changes: