Types of Online Courses
The majority of online courses offered at SUNY Broome Community College are asynchronous which means that there typically is no specific time you have to be online or meet face-to-face. Since every course, instructor and discipline is different there are exceptions to the totally asynchronous model. These exceptions could include courses with required face-to-face meetings or exams, online synchronous activities (chat, IM, etc.), a clinical experience or other synchronous component.
The table below describes the different types of online courses you can find at SUNY Broome. Before registering for an online course, please be sure to check the DESIGNATOR included in the course section (example: ENG 110Y01 or ENG 110B01) to make sure the online course is appropriate for you. Online courses are currently separated into 2 Instructional Methods – Distance Learning Asynch and Distance Learning Asynch (Blended). In addition, many of our face-to-face courses are supplemented with an online component.
Students should be prepared for the possibility of needing to use a computer in any course they register for at SUNY Broome. If you have questions about the types of activities required in a specific course, please contact the department offering the course.