Course Formats

The Blinn College District offers courses in five different formats, allowing you to study in the way that best fits your individual learning style.

Description Definition Notes
Traditional Face-to-Face classes that take place on campus at a specific time and location.
  • In-class attendance is required.
  • Students have immediate, face-to-face access to their instructor.
  • Structured class schedule.
  • An on-campus experience that allows for direct interaction with your classmates.
  • With active participation and hands-on learning in the classroom, this format provides the best way to learn skills in class.
  • On-campus services are available.
Live Online Live classes are held at scheduled times using Zoom videoconference software. This method of instruction does not require students to be on-campus.
  • Students are not required to come to campus.
  • Must have a reliable computer with high-speed internet and continuous use of a webcam.
  • Structured class schedule.
  • Live Zoom class attendance is required.
  • On-campus services are available.
Flex Online All class content is posted online with no scheduled class sessions. This method of instruction does not require students to be on-campus.
  • Students are not required to come to campus.
  • Must have a reliable computer with high-speed internet and continuous use of a webcam.
  • Students can access courses 24/7.
  • Students are responsible for setting the pace of instruction to meet deadlines set by faculty.
  • On-campus services are available.
  • Regular online participation is required.
  • This format is ideal for independent learners.
  • On-campus services are available.
Blended Students participate in Face-to-Face classes that take place on campus at a specific time and location. More than half of class content is posted online in eCampus. The eCampus portion of the class has no scheduled class sessions.
  • In-class attendance is required during face-to-face class time.
  • Must have a reliable computer with high-speed internet and continuous use of a webcam.
  • Combines the structure of Traditional classes with the flexibility of Flex Online.
  • Between 50% and 85% of instruction is Flex Online.
  • On-campus services are available.
Blended Zoom Students participate in live classes held at scheduled times using Zoom videoconference software. More than half of class content is posted online in eCampus. The eCampus portion of the class has no scheduled class sessions.
  • Students are not required to come to campus.
  • Must have a reliable computer with high-speed internet and continuous use of a webcam.
  • Combines the structure of Live Online with the flexibility of Flex Online.
  • Live Zoom class attendance is required.
  • On-campus services are available.