Home » Get Support » Student Support » Course Modalities and Attributes at UCF Course Modalities and Attributes at UCF There are several types of courses offered at UCF, referred to as course “instructional modes” or “course modality.” The course description includes a modality field which will identify the type of course. In addition, “course attributes” indicate whether or not students will be expected to participate in regularly scheduled online meetings. Fully Online Modalities WEB-BASED Courses are online conducted via flexible, asynchronous Web-based instruction and collaboration using various technologies. Some courses may require minimal campus attendance or in-person/proctored examinations. Possible AttributesPAL Distance Learning Fee assessed Available to Campus-Based Students and UCF Online Students VIDEO Courses are online with extensive use of digital video, which may be supplemented by additional online activity, projects, or exams. Possible AttributesFLEXIBLE or LIVEPAL Distance Learning Fee assessed Available to Campus-Based Students and UCF Online Students Partially Online Modalities MIXED MODE Courses include both required classroom attendance and online instruction in a blended format. In-person classroom activities are more than 20% of the instructional time during the semester. Possible Attributes FLEXIBLE or LIVEPAL No Distance Learning Fee assessed Not available to UCF Online Students LIMITED ATTENDANCE Courses are primarily online in a blended format combining required face-to-face and online elements. In-person classroom activities may use up to 20% of the instructional time during the semester. Possible AttributesFLEXIBLE or LIVEPALREAL Not available to UCF Online Students Distance Learning Fee assessed Traditional Modality FACE-TO-FACE Courses have required classroom attendance and meet on a regularly scheduled basis in-person. Students may encounter online, video, or adaptive elements as part of the instruction, thus requiring a computer. Possible Attributes PAL No Distance Learning Fee assessed Not available to UCF Online Students UNDERSTANDING MODALITIES & ATTRIBUTES ModalityPWMVRSFlexible or Live Attribute 1✔✔✔REAL Attribute 2✔PAL Attribute 2✔✔✔✔✔1 – Your M, V, or RS course will have have either the ‘Flexible’ or ‘Live’ attribute.2 – In addition to the ‘Flexible’ and ‘Live’ attribute, your course may also have the ‘REAL’ and/or ‘PAL” attribute. It is also possible that your course may not have either ‘PAL’ or ‘REAL’ attribute. When using the class search feature in MyUCF, simply view the Class Details section of the course to see which attributes apply to the course. Class Details Example Screenshot What Are Course Attributes? Course attributes add additional information to help students make the most informed decision when selecting classes. They describe how the course is delivered and how students will be expected to participate. Attributes are included in the course details returned by the class search tool in my.ucf.edu. FLEXIBLE FLEXIBLE Attribute Video Course is delivered through asynchronous online instruction without regularly scheduled, live class meetings online. Displayed in Class Detail as: Flexible, No video meetings LIVE LIVE Attribute Video Course is delivered through synchronous online instruction with regularly scheduled, live class meetings online. Displayed in Class Detail as: Live scheduled meetings PERSONALIZED ADAPTIVE LEARNING (PAL) PAL Attribute Video Course is delivered via an adaptive learning system that customizes content and assessments to create a personalized learning path for each student Displayed in Class Detail as: Personalized Adaptive Learning REAL REAL Attribute Video Course is delivered primarily through asynchronous online instruction with some required face-to-face, active learning meetings (primarily in the UCF College of Business). Displayed in Class Detail as: REAL, Active learning What Type of Student are You? 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 all modalities. 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.