NCCC Attendance Tracking
Online, Hybrid, Blended, and Hyflex Courses
To stay in compliance with State and Federal regulations, Niagara County Community College is required to maintain accurate attendance records in all courses. Online courses are no different from classroom courses in this regard; however, participation must be defined in a different manner. Student “attendance” in online courses will be defined as active participation in the course as described in each course syllabus.
Online courses will, at a minimum, have weekly mechanisms for student participation, which can be documented by any or all of the following methods: submission/completion of assignments; discussion postings; and communication with the instructor.
For census reporting, student “attendance” in online courses will be based on completing the NCCC Academic Integrity Policy assignment in Blackboard or one other assignment as noted by your professor. If you have not completed this assignment you will be reported for non-attending and will be dropped from the course.
Hybrid courses have classroom and online attendance requirements as noted above. Refer to the individual course syllabus for more specific information about hybrid attendance requirements. The syllabus should include the dates that students are required to be on campus.
Blended courses have required attendance in the virtual live lectures and online attendance requirements as noted above for the online portion of the course. Refer to the individual course syllabus for more specific information about attendance requirements. The syllabus should include the dates that students are required to be logged into the live lectures.
HyFlex courses provide you the highest level of flexibility as you can choose between a variety of delivery modes. You can attend In-person on campus, attend class virtually, in real-time through Zoom, or complete the coursework 100% asynchronously online. You can choose your preference and change the mode on how you attend from one class meeting to the next as needed. Attendance will be documented by attending class in-person or virtually in real-time with zoom or if you choose to attend to complete the course asynchronously online it is documented by the course work you complete and submit. Each submission in Blackboard is date and time stamped and that is how attendance is recorded for the 100% online option.