Fall 2020 Course Schedule Changes: Changes are currently being made to the instructional methods (modalities) of some courses for Fall 2020. For information about the five instructional methods and how your schedule may be impacted, visit www.fsw.edu/reconnect/coursedelivery.





In preparation for the Fall 2020 semester, FSW faculty and staff have been busy innovating new ways to serve our students while maintaining safety and academic excellence. It is our hope that these new instructional methods will meet our students' needs for flexibility and a high quality education that will prepare them for rapidly-evolving and technologically advanced workplaces and continued education.

Watch the video below to learn more about FSW's new course instructional methods (modalities).





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More about the five ways students can take classes this fall:

FSW Traditional

 What Are Traditional Courses?

Traditional courses are courses where faculty and students meet on an FSW campus in an assigned room according to a schedule.

Instruction occurs together in the classroom. 

What Technology is Required for Students?*
  • Access to Canvas

FSW Blended



What Are Blended Courses?

Blended courses are courses that mix online instruction with required, scheduled on-campus meetings.

Some instruction will occur together in the classroom, and some instruction will be delivered online through Canvas and/or Zoom.

What Technology is Required for Students?*
  • Laptop or desktop computer with an up-to-date operating system
  • Stable high speed internet
  • External webcam with microphone



FSW Online



What Are Online Courses?

Online courses are courses where instruction occurs via Canvas or an equivalent learning platform. Faculty and students may never meet face-to-face.

Instruction is asynchronous and no classroom is assigned.  

FSW Online courses may be assessed a Distance Learning fee per section 1009.24(17), Florida Statutes (F.S.).

What Technology is Required for Students?*
  • Laptop or desktop computer with an up-to-date operating system
  • Stable high speed internet 
  • External webcam with microphone 

FSW Live Online



What Are Live Online Courses?

Live Online courses are a special version of an online course where instruction occurs via Zoom during a regularly scheduled time.

Instruction happens together in a virtual classroom and never meets on campus.

FSW Live Online courses may be assessed a Distance Learning fee per section 1009.24(17), Florida Statutes (F.S.).

What Technology is Required for Students?*
  • Laptop or desktop computer with an up-to-date operating system
  • Stable high speed internet
  • External webcam with microphone



FSW Live Flex

What Are Live Flex Courses?

Live Flex courses are courses where faculty and students meet at regularly scheduled times, but some of the students participate via Zoom and some attend on campus.

Instruction happens together as a class with some students attending virtually.

What Technology is Required for Students?*
  • Laptop or desktop computer with an up-to-date operating system
  • Stable high speed internet
  • External webcam with microphone





*Professors may require additional technology to meet the needs of their course. This information will be listed in the course syllabus.

Will these changes impact my tuition and fees?

If one or more of your courses changed instructional methods (modalities), you may see additional charges or refunds. FSW Online and FSW Live Online courses may be assessed a Distance Learning fee per section 1009.24(17), Florida Statutes (F.S.). Make sure you check your balance and that all tuition and fees are paid before the August 4th deadline for Fall Full & Mini-A.

When will the changes to instructional method (modality) appear on the course schedule?

While we expect that most of the changes to course modalities will be completed within the next few weeks, additional changes are expected throughout the summer as faculty and staff continue to prepare for the fall semester.

How will I know if one of the courses I registered for has changed?

If you are registered for any course that changes modalities, you will receive an email to your student email address (@bucs.fsw.edu) as soon as possible after the course is changed. FSW employees will also make an effort to call students impacted by the change.

While not all of the courses have been changed to their new instructional method (modality), to see the current instructional method (modality) for your courses in your FSW Student Portal, click on:

  1. Student Academics tab
  2. Student Profile
  3. Registration and Planning
  4. View Schedule

Clicking on each course will allow you to see the modality for the course under "Instructional Method" and/or "Schedule Type." Keep in mind that further changes may take place throughout the summer, and you will be emailed if a course for which you are registered is changed.

While we expect that most of the changes to course instructional methods (modalities) will be completed within the next few weeks, additional changes are expected throughout the summer. It is important that you monitor your schedule in the FSW student portal and ensure that your tuition and fees are paid in full before the August 4 tuition and fee deadline for Fall Full and Mini-A classes.



Do I need to do anything if I want to stay in the course with the new instructional method (modality)?

No! If you are happy with the new modality of your course, no action will be required to remain registered in the course.

Can I switch courses if I do not like the new instructional method (modality)?

Yes! Students can make schedule changes for Fall Full and Mini-A courses until the August 31st deadline. If you would like to search the class schedule by a particular instructional method (modality), click "Advanced Search" and select the modality for "Instructional Method" or "Schedule Type." You will also see the new modality listed under the class name or when you click the course name. For questions about the course schedule or your degree requirements, please contact your advisor. 

Dual enrollment students should contact amanda.sterk@fsw.edu for assistance with making any schedule changes due to a change in instructional method.