Types of Courses at UCF

There are several types of courses offered at UCF, referred to as course modes or modalities. The course description includes a modality field which will 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 - V or V1 courses are online with extensive use of digital video, which may be supplemented by additional online activity, projects, or exams. Video may be in scheduled class meetings with real time participation, or asynchronously via video on demand.
Yes
Yes
V1Video - V or V1 courses are online with extensive use of digital video, which may be supplemented by additional online activity, projects, or exams. Video may be in scheduled class meetings with real time participation, or asynchronously via video on demand.
Yes
Yes
*RSVideo Streaming/Reduced Seat Time - In these courses, classroom-based content is available over the web via streaming video and some classroom attendance may be required. Activities that supplement video instruction may include any of the following elements: web activity, in-person or proctored examinations, and labs. Classroom activities are limited to no more than 20% of the instructional time over the course of the semester. See course notes for details.

Note: Additional classroom attendance is required for international students in F-1 or J-1 status.
Yes
No
*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 elements. 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

*$18/credit hour distant learning fee will be charged

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) courses.

Campus-Based Students

A campus-based student is a student who has complete access to UCF campus-based services (including 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, RS), and active learning/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.