Types of Courses at UCF

There are several types of courses offered at UCF, referred to as course modes or modalities. The course description and the course section number include the letter code to identify the type of course:

Course Modality
Description
Available to Campus-Based Students
Available to UCF Online Students
WWorld Wide Web - W courses are conducted via Web-based instruction and collaboration. Some courses may require minimal campus attendance or in-person/proctored examinations.
Yes
Yes
MMixed Mode/Reduced Seat Time - M courses include both required classroom attendance and online instruction. Classes have substantial activity conducted online, which substitutes for some classroom meetings.
Yes
No
VVideo Streaming - V courses are delivered over the Web via streaming digital video, which may be supplemented by additional online activity, projects, or exams.
Yes
Yes
RVVideo Streaming/Reduced Seat Time - RV courses provide classroom-based content over the Web via streaming video. Classroom attendance is not required. Other required activities that substitute for video instruction may include any of the following: online activity, in-person or proctored examinations, and labs.
Yes
Yes
RAActive Learning/Reduced Seat Time - RA courses utilize web-based learning technologies as the primary instructional medium within a blended course combining required face-to-face and online requirements. Classes have substantial activity conducted online, and classroom activities are limited to no more than 20% of the instructional time over the course of the semester.
Yes
No
PFace-To-Face Instruction - P courses have required classroom attendance and meet on a regularly scheduled basis. Students may encounter online, video, or adaptive elements as part of the instruction, thus requiring a computer.
Yes
No

UCF Online Students

A UCF Online student is a strictly online student who pays reduced fees. UCF Online students do not attend courses on campus. Because UCF Online students do not pay the full fees, only select campus-based services are available.

UCF Online students may only enroll into online (W) and video streaming (V, RV) courses.

Campus-Based Students

A campus-based student is a student who has complete access to UCF campus-based services (included regional campuses) and pays full tuition and fees. Campus-based students may enroll in face-to-face (P), mixed mode (M), online (W), video streaming (V, RV), and adaptive reduced seat time (RA) courses.

Personalized Adaptive Learning Classes

Personalized Adaptive Learning (PAL) is a class attribute that may apply to any type of course (e.g. P, W, M, RA). Class attributes are displayed in the course description returned by the class search tool in my.ucf.edu.

In a PAL course, a portion of the overall online content is delivered via an adaptive learning system that customizes objective-driven content and assessments to create a personalized learning path for each student according to their knowledge, skills, and learning needs.