CRN Note Resource


CRN notes for the schedule of classes for online and hybrid classes

Fully online classes

  • Use the following wording if there are no required on-campus meetings; if there is one required meeting with a specific date and time, it is a partially online class (see below).
  • The word “mandatory” may not be used for orientations or class meetings.
  • Instructors may have optional course information sessions. If they do, provide the following information and be sure to include the word optional in the CRN notes:
    • Date of meeting
    • Time of meeting
    • Location of meeting
  • If the instructor provides you with optional dates, such as study session or reviews, please make sure that date is clearly indicated as optional in the CRN notes.
  • Instructors may request that students contact them before the end of the first week of class. They may not require students to contact them before the class starts.

 No contact before first class:

NOTE: CRN XXXXX IS AN ONLINE COURSE. AN OPTIONAL COURSE INFORMATION SESSION WILL BE HELD ON [DAY OF WEEK, MONTH, DAY, YEAR] AT [TIME] IN [ROOM]. AN OPTIONAL REVIEW WILL BE HELD ON [DAY OF WEEK, MONTH, DAY, YEAR] AT [TIME] IN [ROOM]. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT THE INSTRUCTOR AT JDOE@VCCCD.EDU.

 Request contact before first class:

NOTE: CRN XXXXX IS AN ONLINE COURSE. AN OPTIONAL COURSE INFORMATION SESSION WILL BE HELD ON [DAY OF WEEK, MONTH, DAY, YEAR] AT [TIME] IN [ROOM]. CONTACT THE INSTRUCTOR AT JDOE@VCCCD.EDU BEFORE THE END OF THE FIRST WEEK OF CLASS ON [DAY OF WEEK, MONTH, DAY, YEAR].

Hybrid/partially online classes

  • Use the following wording if there is one or more required on-campus meeting, including meetings for exams.
  • Instructors may require a mandatory meeting time. “Required” should be used – i.e., “The first required class meeting is on xx/xx/xx.” Please do not use the word mandatory.
  • Instructors should not use the work orientation. They may have a “first class meeting” or a “course information session.”
  • All of their dates, including the first meeting time, should be included in the notes with the following information:
    • Date of meeting
    • Time of meeting
    • Location of meeting
  • If the instructor provides you with optional dates, such as study session or reviews, please make sure that date is clearly indicated as optional in the CRN notes.
  • Instructors may request that students contact them before the end of the first week of class. They may not require students to contact them before the class starts.

 
No contact before first meeting:

NOTE: XXXXX IS A PARTIALLY ONLINE COURSE. IT MEETS ON THE FOLLOWING DATES: [DAY OF WEEK, MONTH, DAY, YEAR] AT [TIME] IN [ROOM]; [DAY OF WEEK, MONTH, DAY, YEAR] AT [ TIME] IN [ROOM] (OPTIONAL); AND [DAY OF WEEK, MONTH, DAY, YEAR] AT [ TIME] IN [ROOM]. FOR MORE INFORMTAION CONTACT THE INSTRUCTOR AT JDOE@VCCCD.EDU.

Request contact before first meeting:

NOTE: 54321 IS A PARTIALLY ONLINE COURSE. IT MEETS ON THE FOLLOWING DATES: [DAY OF WEEK, MONTH, DAY, YEAR] AT [TIME] IN [ROOM]; [DAY OF WEEK, MONTH, DAY, YEAR] AT [ TIME] IN [ROOM]; AND [DAY OF WEEK, MONTH, DAY, YEAR] AT [ TIME] IN [ROOM. CONTACT THE INSTRUCTOR AT JDOE@VCCCD.EDU BEFORE THE END OF THE FIRST WEEK OF CLASS ON [DAY OF WEEK, MONTH, DAY, YEAR].