Yes, students may live on campus and choose to participate in classes synchronously online through Zoom. However, we hope that students will take advantage of getting to know professors and other students by attending face-to-face classes when they are available. The instructor of the course will communicate whether Zoom cameras are to be on or off during class time. Also, online synchronous students are expected to engage with the face-to-face class and instructor. This may mean answering questions posed in real-time by the professor, using the chat or whiteboard features of Zoom, participating in Zoom breakout rooms, and/or contributing to the synchronous classes in other substantive ways that the professor plans. Attendance policy may reflect synchronous, camera-on participation.
Students will be contacted by the college if a class they have registered for is only going to be offered face-to-face. Generally, all activities courses and nursing classes will be offered face-to-face. Skills-based lab courses may have limited capacities and require some students to participate completely online. Click here for instructions on which specific classes are offered in CRUflex.
Yes. Classes will retain the same pricing structure whether the student takes advantage of CRUflex or not. For some classes, students that elect to take exams online may be subject to an exam proctoring fee.
Students may choose to attend face-to-face classes or synchronous online live classes through Zoom. Physical attendance in the classroom is up to the individual student, based on cohort structure if applicable. Notification is not required if students choose to attend class synchronously online in lieu of face-to-face.
Attendance is based on one of the following scenarios, according to the school or college that the course resides in: a) Weekly Academically-Related Activities (ARAs), which consist of assignments or activities submitted electronically in the Canvas course shell, b) Physical presence or synchronous Zoom presence (cameras on or off, according to instructor preference), or c) Viewing of recorded class session, which will be analyzed by the professor using appropriate software (only applies to the special circumstance asynchronous classes). The attendance policy will be posted prominently in the Canvas shell and in the course syllabus. If you get behind on attendance requirements, you will be counted as absent for any week that you did not complete the attendance requirement.
Not at this time. For CRUflex classes which utilize the cohort model, you may attend classes face-to-face on certain days. The amount of face-to face class time you can attend may be different for each course, depending on classroom capacity and number of students in the class. The other class days are not online like you may be used to, in that you will log in at a particular time and join the class as it is happening (synchronously). If you have questions or if the professor has an active learning strategy in class, even online synchronous students can easily participate this way. This is much different from an asynchronous online course. Of course, if you have questions after class, you may reach out to the professor through e-mail.
All courses will be graded in the traditional A, B, C, D method as outlined in the UMHB 2020-21 catalog.
Yes, CRUflex courses will be graded and count toward requirements for graduate school.
The UMHB on-campus housing agreement covers the entire semester. In the event that you voluntarily vacate your on-campus housing assignment, no refunds will be provided.
In this case, any refunds will be determined by UMHB in its sole discretion.
Yes. However, due to COVID-19, office hours may be held virtually over Zoom. This information will be clearly communicated in each syllabus, and each professor is available for student questions.
The Canvas online shell for each class is the hub for all modalities in CRUflex – face-to-face, online synchronous, and online asynchronous. All assignments are going to be submitted through the Canvas. So students should log in to Canvas courses, select that particular course, and access the schedule for that course.
While it is not mandatory, laptops/tablets are recommended since they can be easily transported to wherever you are accessing the course content. In addition, UMHB has several computer labs that have been physically distanced as well. Students who are taking all classes in an online format (i.e., online at the same time as the class meeting) or students who need to attend classes asynchronously (i.e., those students who have gotten special permission or who are isolating/quarantining due to COVID) will need to provide their own computer hardware. The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor is now providing all current students, faculty, and staff with access to Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus at no charge through UMHB's current Microsoft Campus Agreement. UMHB students and employees can install the Office 365 applications on up to five personal devices per user. Click here for more details.
While the university plans and expects CRUflex classes to include face-to-face class time throughout the semester, we recognize that circumstances may change suddenly during the term. The governor or other federal, state or local official may direct the University to shift classes to an online-only format, or the university’s administration may find it necessary to move one or more classes to online-only as a matter of health and safety or for other reasons related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The university reserves the right to make these changes. If you are required to isolate or quarantine, you may be required to move to online instruction even if your classmates are able to continue with face-to-face instruction.
Page last updated November 10, 2020