Online Learning

NCCC offers a variety of flexible learning options including online, hybrid, blended, and hyflex courses. We also offer online programs and certificates.

Instructional Methods

NCCC offers a variety of flexible instructional methods to meet your degree requirements! In addition to traditional face to face courses, we also offer Face-to-Face Enhanced, Online, Hybrid, Blended, and HyFlex courses.

Face-to-Face Enhanced

Face-to-Face Enhanced

100% online

Web/Online

Hybrid

Hybrid

Blended

Blended

HyFlex

HyFlex

What do these terms mean?

Face-to-Face Enhanced

This means you can choose to attend class in-person or participate virtually in real-time with Zoom.

Online

Courses take place completely in a virtual environment, with no set or required meeting days or times.

Hybrid

courses combine online learning and in-person instruction. Some on-campus instruction or activity is mandatory* for these courses.

Approximately 50 % Online PLUS 50% on Campus Face to Face. **percentages may vary based on the course

Blended courses: 100% Online using “Real-Time Technology”

Blended courses are 100% online and require some or all online instruction to occur in real-time.  You may end up meeting live with your instructor via Zoom on some of your scheduled course dates and times and working online on others.

HyFlex

You can choose to 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.

Will students be meeting on campus?

Face-to-Face Enhanced

If you choose the in-person option, yes you would attend class on campus.

Online

No, all classes will be in a virtual environment. These courses are 100% online.

Hybrid

Yes, Hybrid courses have physical campus locations for the on-campus component; have start and end dates, and have specific meeting days and times.

Blended

No, classes will be held virtually through Zoom.

HyFlex

If you choose the in-person option, yes you would attend class on campus.

Are there scheduled class meeting times?

Face-to-Face Enhanced

Yes, you will need to attend your class either in-person on campus or virtually in real-time in Zoom, for each of the dates and times listed in your course schedule.

Online

No, online courses do not have scheduled class times.  The course is complete 100% asynchronously, which means you don’t have scheduled class times but you will have due dates and timelines to follow as per the instructor’s course schedule.

Hybrid

Yes, classes have specific meeting days and times where you will attend class on campus as per the course schedule in Banner Web. This course will mix class in-person on campus with online activities. Your instructor will provide you more details during your first in-person on-campus class.  They will also provide information on the course in Blackboard during the first week of classes.

Blended

Yes, classes have specific meeting days and times where you can expect to log in to your computer to interact with your instructor and/or other students.

See your course schedule in Banner Web. The days and times listed are when you should accept to attend your live class on Zoom. Your professor will email you and provide Zoom log on instructions in your course in Blackboard. You can access the course in Blackboard four days prior to the course start date.

HyFlex

Yes, if you choose the in-person or to participate virtually in real-time with Zoom, you would attend on the day and time as per your course schedule.

How will these courses appear in Banner Web?

Face-to-Face Enhanced

Instructional Method = Face To Face Enhanced
Section Code includes a Y
Example: ACC116 0Y1
Zoom OPT/Financial Accounting

Online

Instructional Method = Online
Section Code includes a W
Example: ACC 116 0W1
Web/ Financial Accounting 

Hybrid

Instructional Method= Hybrid
Section Code includes a Y
Example: ACC 116 0Y1
Hybrid/ Financial Accounting 

Blended

Instructional Method = Blended
Section Code includes a Y
Example: ACC 116 0Y1
Blend/ Financial Accounting  

HyFlex

Instructional Method = HyFlex
Section Code includes a Y
Example: ACC116 0Y1
HyFlex/ Financial Accounting

Learn More about the Flexible Learning Instructional Methods offered at NCCC

Contact

Online Learning
Phone: 716-614-6488
Email: onlinelearning@niagaracc.suny.edu
Location: D-106 Suite Learning Commons