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Fall Schedule

The revised Fall 2020 course schedule is now available. This new course schedule reflects changes in course formats for many courses to maintain safety and give students flexibility.

Here is an overview of Fall course formats:

Lecture courses iconLecture courses:

Occur face-to-face in an on-campus classroom. Instructors use Moodle for the course syllabus and gradebook or other resources to supplement face-to-face instruction. These include courses required to meet face to face due to accreditation rules.


Online courses iconOnline courses:

These are entirely online. Students are responsible for logging in to Moodle to complete assignments and activities by specific dates. Online courses may also have proctored testing that requires students to complete tests on-campus or online throughout the semester.


Hybrid courses iconHybrid courses:

These blend online, face-to-face and/or livestream delivery using a video platform like Zoom. Most course activity is done online in Moodle, but there may be some required face-to-face instructional activities, such as lectures, discussions and labs.


Livestream courses iconLivestream courses:

These meet during a regularly scheduled time via a web conferencing tool like Zoom. Moodle is used to distribute materials, submit assignments, track grades and share feedback.

None of the options is easier or less time-consuming than the others, but some students may find a particular delivery method a better “fit” for their learning style.

Generally, online and hybrid classes work well for students who have access to a computer with high-speed internet and are:

  • self-directed.
  • effective time managers.
  • computer-savvy and comfortable working with email, uploading, saving and downloading files, Microsoft Office or Google Docs, and basic internet search functions.
  • willing to problem-solve independently.
  • comfortable reading, writing, and communicating online.

Face-to-face classes are an excellent fit for students who:

  • benefit from engaging with instructors and classmates in person.
  • do not have reliable internet access or are not comfortable navigating online.
  • prefer to have immediate feedback and guidance from instructors.
  • can commit to attending class regularly.

If you’re still not sure which method is right for you, try one of these quizzes or ask your advisor:


Students who are already registered for classes may see changes to some of their class formats but will remain enrolled, and are being notified of any changes via NMC email. Students can access their Fall 2020 schedule with revised formats here.

Students with questions about their Fall schedule, academic plan or registration can contact their faculty advisor or the Academic & Career Advising Center at (231) 995-1040 or advising@nmc.edu. Students can also schedule an appointment online.


Comment iconGet answers to frequently asked questions about the Fall 2020 semester here.

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