Fall 2020 Classes

The fall 2020 semester begins Aug. 24. Credit classes will take place online to the fullest extent possible. A limited number of lab and studio classes will take place on campus, including career technical education and health career courses, with increased safety precautions. Some classes have both classroom and online components.

Course Delivery Formats (Download PDF)
Most fall semester class formats have been updated in the online class schedule in myOakton (student portal). Additional adjustments will be made as necessary, which may impact tuition and fees. Student bills will be updated to reflect any changes.

Due to COVID-19, fall semester courses will take place online to the fullest extent possible. A limited number of specialized lab courses will be held on campus with increased social distancing and safety precautions in place to ensure the health and safety of students and instructors.

To view the type of instruction for individual courses listed in the myOakton student portal course schedule, click on the title of a course, then select Instructor/Meeting Times.

Explanations of fall 2020 course delivery formats are as follows:

Online: Non-scheduled Meeting Times (Asynchronous)
An online course, through Desire to Learn (D2L)/Brightspace, that does not have required virtual meetings at set times. Students do not need to log into their courses at the same time each week, but may access their courses at any time in order to meet course deadlines as laid out in the syllabus. Instructor may require proctored testing.

Online: Scheduled Meeting Times (Synchronous)
An online course, through Desire to Learn (D2L)/Brightspace, that has regularly scheduled virtual meetings. Students will need to log into their courses at the same time each week via a conferencing tool such as Zoom or Google Meet in addition to accessing their course materials at any time. Instructor may require proctored testing.

Hybrid
Classes contain an online portion through Desire to Learn (D2L)/Brightspace and may include virtual meetings via a conferencing tool such as Zoom or Google Meet. The online portion may be asynchronous or synchronous. Instructor may require proctored testing.

The laboratory component of the course is on campus at scheduled meeting times.

The number of students allowed in a laboratory or classroom at a time may be limited to maintain social distancing, and face masks will be required.

If COVID-19 conditions require classes to be moved online, classes may shift to asynchronous or synchronous formats.

Face-to-Face 
Classes are on campus at scheduled meeting times. The online learning platform, Desire to Learn (D2L)/Brightspace, will be used to enhance the learning experience with supporting course materials and videos.

Social distancing and face masks will be required in the classroom.

If COVID-19 conditions require classes to be moved online, classes may shift to asynchronous or synchronous formats.

Clinicals, Internships, and Practicum Classes
Please contact the department chairperson or coordinator to check the current status of fall clinicals, internships and practicums.

All fall 2020 noncredit Continuing Education, Training, and Workforce Development courses, adult education, Emeritus, ESL, GED, Continuing Education for Health Professionals) will be online.