WSU Tri-Cities will offer mostly virtual instruction for the fall 2020 semester, with limited exceptions for laboratory experiences where virtual instruction is not possible (these will be extremely limited).
Courses will be offered synchronously (live at their regular time) via Zoom, but will be available asynchronously (available at times other than their regular class time) – posted on Blackboard.
We encourage students to select course times that they are most likely to attend live (synchronously), if possible. This will allow for more engaging instruction and truly what separates our plans for fall from many other institutions. Studies show that this is more effective for learning.
If students are unable to attend at their regular class times due to COVID-19 related concerns, or if they run into Wi-Fi or other issues, we will still offer students alternatives. We want to be as flexible as we can to ensure that all students are still able to complete the courses they need to stay on track for graduation. All courses will also still be recorded and made available through Blackboard.
Your professors can also help you if you have difficulties with accessing Zoom or Blackboard. They will be communicating with you about what will be required for soon.