Student using laptop in Pleasantville.

Disclaimer Regarding Zoom Cloud Recording Retention Policy

Due to limited server capacity, all Zoom recordings are kept on the Zoom server for a total of fifteen (15) days.  After that, the recordings are moved to the Panopto Lecture Capture server and can be shared with the students via Classes.  Thus, students will still have the ability to watch the Zoom recordings throughout the semester.  The recordings are retained on the Panopto server for a total of three (3) academic years and are then deleted to reclaim storage space for new recordings.

HyFlex Model

One of the modes of instruction that will be implemented for the Fall semester in order to satisfy social distancing requirements will be the HyFlex model. In this mode, courses are delivered both in person and online at the same time by the same faculty member. Select classrooms on campus will be outfitted with a "Zoom Station," that will allow the faculty member to teach to a number of students in the classroom, while simultaneously teaching to a number of students connected to the class synchronously via a Zoom session. This model maximizes the potential for students to participate in a face to face course experience while adhering to the guidelines of social distancing. The challenge for the faculty in this mode is to ensure that both groups of students, in-person and online, are able to benefit from the same interactive learning experience. During these sessions, will we cover the basics of using the equipment and technology available in the classroom to facilitate this mode of instruction. Additionally, we will discuss best practices in pedagogy while employing the HyFlex model.

Upcoming Trainings

In-Person HyFlex Trainings

Educational Media will be offering in-person trainings beginning the week of January 27, 2021. You will be able to see the HyFlex Zoom Station in person. To sign up for a date, select the campus you would like to attend the training on and enter your full name in one of the available time slots.

Please note, that at this time the In-Person trainings are 30 minute long sessions. Due to COVID-19 and social distancing, we can only have 2 faculty members present in the room with the Ed Media tech at a time. More trainings will be added throughout the month.

Different Learning Modalities

Fully On-Campus Teaching

Fully On-Campus

Description: A course with only traditional in-person, on-campus class meetings. Due to capacity restrictions and social distance requirements, enrollment in these fully on-campus courses will be limited.

What does this mean? You’ll be attending class in-person! Many subjects require face-to-face learning, so Pace is offering this option in order to best facilitate your needs. We will, of course, require all students and faculty to maintain social distancing and wear face coverings in the classroom so that we are all safe as we embark on this new semester.

HyFlex Teaching


Description: A hybrid course delivered simultaneously in-person and remotely, so that students have the flexibility to choose either format for any class meeting, subject to classroom capacity restrictions. Here’s some more info about HyFlex tech.

What does this mean? We’ve set our faculty up with special “Zoom Rooms,” which means they will be in the classroom and teaching while simultaneously live-streaming the lecture to you at home. Because we want you to feel safe and comfortable, you get to choose whether you’re coming to the classroom or tuning in from your couch. Think Twitch streams. Reach out to your faculty members directly to get the deets on who should physically come to the classroom and when. They’ll help sort out the scheduling nitty-gritty.

Web Assisted Teaching


Description: A course with some in-person, on-campus class meetings, and some online elements.
What does this mean? You might have to come to class in-person sometimes, but not all the time. When you aren’t physically in the classroom, you will be utilizing Zoom and completing your assignments online. Check with your professor about requirements and be sure to carefully review their syllabus. They will be able to better explain what your unique semester will look like!

Fully Online Teaching

Fully Online

Description: A course delivered fully remotely. It may be a synchronous course, in which students and faculty will meet live online on a set schedule, or it may be an asynchronous course, in which all coursework is available online and can be accessed at any time.​​ Some fully online courses may have synchronous and asynchronous components.

  • >> Asynchronous: Course is taught online with students participating at their own times. There will be assignments, quizzes/tests, projects and/or discussions that students have the flexibility to complete within a set period each week. 
  • >> Synchronous: Course is taught online in real time using Zoom. Students will be required to participate at set times from their own home/residence hall or remote location. 
  • >> Mixed: Course is taught using a combination of real-time Zoom sessions and self-paced or asynchronous activities.

What does this mean? Sometimes, your professor might upload a lecture or stream it live on Zoom, but they will be in touch with you to ensure you know when you need to be logged on or if you can complete assignments every week at your own pace. Just make sure you note the deadlines!

Do you have questions about your courses or instructional modalities? Reach out to your academic advisor and faculty directly! They’re here to help.