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WINGS - Fall Registration 2020 Information
Information regarding to Fall 2020 registration and how to tell the modality of your courses in WINGS.
*Note: Email was sent out to all UWL students by the Provost Office on 7/22/20 with this same information.
Registration will reopen for all new and continuing undergraduate degree-seeking students on July 27th. This email contains 3 very important topics.
- How to tell the modality (in person, hybrid, online synchronous, or online asynchronous) of your courses for the Fall.
- The meaning of each modality type
- How to change your schedule if there are alternative options for you.
In addition – the following site has good general information – https://www.uwlax.edu/info/covid-19/faq/
Overall, for undergraduate courses at UWL for Fall 2020, ~60% are hybrid or in-person and ~40% are full online. UWL’s ratios are similar to other UWs and we are pleased to be able to offer a variety of options. Everyone understands this is not ideal, but with COVID-19, we think this a good outcome overall.
1. How to tell the modality (in person, hybrid, online synchronous, or online asynchronous) of your courses for the Fall.
You will be able to see the mode of instruction when you go to your "Current Schedule" in Schedule Planner (see image #1 below).
Also, you will be able to search by the different modes of instruction in both the WINGS Class Search and in Schedule Planner.
2. The meaning of each modality
In-Person, Face-to-Face (F2F) or On Campus: Course in which content delivery, course activities, and assessments take place in a physical classroom.
Online courses (fully) - students do not meet in person at a physical site. All content and course activities take place online.
Hybrid or blended: Course in which content delivery, course activities, and assessments take place in a physical classroom and online. In will likely not be until Labor Day weekend when you know if you will be expected to attend the first day of classes and what the expectations are for on campus attendance after that.
- Synchronous - some or all of the elements of the class occur in real time. Elements can be required (e.g., a lecture or exam) or optional (e.g., office hours or discussion times). The course should be listed as online in the timetable and a meeting date/time should be noted.
- Asynchronous - although there are deadlines for students by which they need to complete work, there are no requirements for a specific date/time when the student must be available.
3. How to change your schedule if there are alternative options for you.
If you need to make changes to your fall schedule, try to use the SWAP feature in WINGS which makes sure the class you are adding is available before it drops the other class. If you are adding a class that has a wait list, use the SWAP feature to ensure you will not have a time conflict with another course already in that time slot. More information on the SWAP feature can be found at https://www.uwlax.edu/globalassets/offices-services/wings-help/wait-list-swap-feature.pdf.
We appreciate your understanding and flexibility.
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