Instructional Delivery

Instructional Formats

BC3 will offer a flexible Spring 2021 semester delivering credit-course instruction through various formats to give faculty and students options to accommodate higher-risk individuals depending on their specific situation or preference.

Face-to-Face

Instruction is delivered in-person at a specific location and time. Format will start remote and transition to face-to-face beginning Feb. 8. In-person meetings will follow physical distancing guidelines.

Blended

Instruction is delivered both in-person and remotely at a specific location and time. Format will start remote and transition to blended beginning Feb. 8. In-person meetings will follow physical distancing guidelines. 

Remote

Instruction is delivered remotely at a specific time. 

Online 

Instruction is delivered online-only at any time.

Hybrid

Instruction is delivered in-person or remotely at a specific location and time, and online at any time. Format will start remote and transition to hybrid beginning Feb. 8. In-person meetings will follow physical distancing guidelines. 


Classroom Capacity

Courses to be delivered in a face-to-face format have been limited to less than 50% of the total number of class sections. The College has 671 class sections scheduled for the Spring 2021 semester: 267 (39.79%) are face-to-face, 133 (19.82%) are remote, 149 (22.21%) are blended or hybrid and 100 (14.90%) are online. There are 22 (3.28%) class sections whose formats are to be determined.

Maximum enrollment per class section has also been reduced to accommodate physical distancing and to limit the number of students in a classroom. Classroom spaces and labs have been evaluated and reconfigured to accommodate reduced physical occupancy. Signage has been placed to indicate designated seat locations that are 6 feet apart for individuals where feasible. Larger spaces -- such as Founders Hall and the Succop Theater -- will be reserved and repurposed to accommodate courses with higher enrollment numbers.

In order to sustain regulatory guidance, classroom spaces, labs and communal areas should not be changed once reconfigured.

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Semester Timetable

For the Spring 2021 semester, courses scheduled as face-to-face, blended or hybrid will start in a remote format initially as a precaution with regard to possible changing transmission levels of COVID-19 during the traditional flu season.

Face-to-face, blended and hybrid courses will transition to their scheduled format starting Monday, Feb. 8.

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Technology & Support

Students should have access to a computer and to an internet connection. Webcams and headsets may also be required and can be purchased at the BC3 Bookstore or elsewhere. Wifi will be available in hot spots for laptop use.

Access to all BC3 locations is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday to support academic and enrollment needs. Students can visit, email or call for support. All BC3 locations will be closed during designated holiday breaks. Visit bc3.edu/computerlabs for locations and hours.

BC3 Technology Help Desk
The BC3 Technology Help Desk will continue to provide phone, email and ticketing support for students and faculty prior to and throughout the spring 2021 semester.

If at any time a technology need arises, students should contact the Technology Help Desk. Faculty should contact their academic dean to discuss options.

View the TIPS pages for information aimed at assisting students and faculty with remote and online access and delivery.

Heaton Family Learning Commons
The Heaton Family Learning Commons will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

A reference librarian will be available for online questions Monday-Thursday until 8 p.m. via the BC3 Library website. You can chat, text message, or email your questions. Electronic resources and curb-side pickup of materials are available.

Faculty Office Hours
Faculty members may hold office hours remotely. Departmental meetings may be held virtually.


Noncredit Instruction

Noncredit programming will be permitted in an in-person format prior to Monday, Feb. 8. Public Safety training will follow the guidance from appropriate regulating authorities.