Four out of the five ways we offer classes include live, scheduled interaction with our phenomenal FSW faculty. FSW is offering some traditional, in-person classes on campus for the Spring, but with options like FSW Live Online, where you meet with your professor and classmates at a scheduled time online, you can still get the individualized attention and assistance from our professors from the safety of your home! It is our hope that these instructional methods will meet our students' needs for flexibility and a high quality education that will prepare them for rapidly-evolving and technologically advanced workplaces and continued education.

Watch the video below to learn more about FSW's course instructional methods (modalities).





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More about the five ways students can take classes this fall:

FSW Traditional

 What Are Traditional Courses?

Traditional courses are courses where faculty and students meet on an FSW campus in an assigned room according to a schedule.

Instruction occurs together in the classroom. 

What Technology is Required for Students?*
  • Access to Canvas

FSW Blended



What Are Blended Courses?

Blended courses are courses that mix online instruction with required, scheduled on-campus meetings.

Some instruction will occur together in the classroom, and some instruction will be delivered online through Canvas and/or Zoom.

What Technology is Required for Students?*
  • Laptop or desktop computer with an up-to-date operating system
  • Stable high speed internet
  • External webcam with microphone



FSW Online



What Are Online Courses?

Online courses are courses where instruction occurs via Canvas or an equivalent learning platform. Faculty and students may never meet face-to-face.

Instruction is asynchronous and no classroom is assigned.  

FSW Online courses may be assessed a Distance Learning fee per section 1009.24(17), Florida Statutes (F.S.).

What Technology is Required for Students?*
  • Laptop or desktop computer with an up-to-date operating system
  • Stable high speed internet 
  • External webcam with microphone 

FSW Live Online



What Are Live Online Courses?

Live Online courses are a special version of an online course where instruction occurs via Zoom during a regularly scheduled time.

Instruction happens together in a virtual classroom and never meets on campus.

FSW Live Online courses may be assessed a Distance Learning fee per section 1009.24(17), Florida Statutes (F.S.).

What Technology is Required for Students?*
  • Laptop or desktop computer with an up-to-date operating system
  • Stable high speed internet
  • External webcam with microphone



FSW Live Flex

What Are Live Flex Courses?

Live Flex courses are courses where faculty and students meet at regularly scheduled times, but some of the students participate via Zoom and some attend on campus.

Instruction happens together as a class with some students attending virtually.

What Technology is Required for Students?*
  • Laptop or desktop computer with an up-to-date operating system
  • Stable high speed internet
  • External webcam with microphone





*Professors may require additional technology to meet the needs of their course. This information will be listed in the course syllabus.



Can I switch courses if I do not like the instructional method (modality)?

Yes, as long as any changes are made prior to the drop/add period for the course! If you would like to search the class schedule by a particular instructional method (modality), click "Advanced Search" and select the modality for "Instructional Method" or "Schedule Type." You will also see the new modality listed under the class name or when you click the course name. Ensure that your tuition and fees are paid in full if a change occurs to your schedule that incurs additional fees. For questions about the course schedule or your degree requirements, please contact your advisor. 

Dual enrollment students should contact amanda.sterk@fsw.edu for assistance with making any schedule changes.