All class sessions meet face-to-face in a Flex-equipped classroom and are simultaneously live-streamed and recorded through the Zoom video conferencing platform. After each class, the Zoom recording is posted in the Learning Management System so that students may view or review each session. For each session, students may engage in-person in the classroom, virtually via Zoom, or online asynchronously, according to their preferences and needs.
*In event of emergency closing (due to health concerns, safety concerns, and/or directives from a governing body), face-to-face sessions will be suspended. Live-streaming will continue at the scheduled course time through Zoom video conferencing; class sessions will continue to be recorded and posted in Canvas as well.
Flex courses are delivered Polysynchronously, which allows students to determine where, when, and how they learn during the semester. It is a student focused approach that allows for highly personalized learning experiences.
Flex courses are especially convenient for students who may have medical issues, work schedule conflicts, or other unexpected events that would otherwise prevent them from completing a traditional face-to-face course. Flex Mode courses are exceptionally resilient to unexpected weather conditions and other events which would disrupt traditional course delivery modes.
WCC is in the process of identifying classrooms that are large enough to host students with proper social distancing and is using some of its federal stimulus money to upgrade technology and equipment in classrooms.
Each classroom will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized daily and equipped with sanitization products. Students and faculty will have access to products at each table to manage the environment during the day. Classrooms, tables and seating will be scheduled and arranged to promote social distancing, and it is planned that rooms will not be scheduled with back-to-back classes when possible, all of which will ensure a safe and sanitized learning environment.
Learn more about Canvas and Flex
Canvas is an intuitive learning management system from Instructure that includes many tools to facilitate effective communication and interaction.