The following information relates to scheduling continuity resources as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Open Buildings

Beginning September 15, 2021, all Corvallis campus buildings resumed standard hours of operation. Please see the Building Status Dashboard for a list of buildings on Corvallis campus for updates if necessary. 


Teaching and Learning Modality Definitions

Class modality refers to how a class is currently planned to be offered by the instructor. Class modality is independent of schedule type. Modality encompasses all components (lecture, laboratory, recitation) of the section. Students will be able to register for classes with a clearer understanding of two key factors:

  1. Whether or not a class is planned to require them to be physically present on campus at specific times
  2. Whether or not a class is planned to require them to attend remote meetings at specific times
  • Remote Learning – 100% remote, excludes online. Students attend class sessions remotely at scheduled times (synchronously); no on-campus requirements.         
  • Mixed Learning – Anticipated to include both on-campus and remote elements. Anticipated that students attend class in-person and remotely. Some components may include synchronous remote learning.        
  • On Campus Only – 100% in-person instruction. Students primarily attend class in-person/on-site. Instruction is delivered in person at the scheduled time and location.
  • Online – fully online (asynchronous) learning. Students participate via Canvas. Search classes by selecting Schedule Type = Online

Modalities can be found by looking and filtering in the Schedule of Classes. Section modality will be listed under course details. Class modality will be indicated with section attribute. Class modality is what determines where the section will show up with the Class Modality filters on the left hand side of the page. Please note that while section modality and course modality are often the same, they MAY differ if there are linked sections with differing modalities involved.

Future terms may not have modalities determined yet. That information is updated when it is available. Modalities may not be applied to sections until the Schedule Desk invites you to do so for a given term.


Scheduling Classroom Space for Remote Instruction


Instructors wishing to use classroom space on Corvallis campus to deliver their remote modality sections should reach out to their designated department scheduler. Those schedulers will then work with the Schedule Desk to reserve a space with remote instruction capabilities using 25Live. This will be scheduled as an event and not on the academic course CRN, which will remain with “Remote Learning” as the location assignment. Room availability may be limited and spaces will be assigned at the discretion of the Schedule Desk. Scheduled in-person classes take priority over events, including Remote Instruction requests. Departments are also encouraged to utilize departmental spaces where appropriate.

Instructors on Cascades campus should send requests for remote instruction spaces to Konnie Handschuch, Scheduling Specialist.