Fall 2020 Course Formats

John A. Logan College’s top priority is to provide a quality education in a safe environment. Our goal is to provide a semester with a variety of formats to meet student needs. Click here to view the Fall 2020 Course Schedule.

Online Anytime is a traditional online course, providing a convenient, flexible, and student-centered way of learning. Students login to their Desire2Learn account and complete course assignments day or night, without coming to campus.


Online Scheduled is an online class at a scheduled time. Students login to their class at the scheduled times and participate in live, video classes broadcast by instructors from the JALC campus. This online course format is the most comparable to the face-to-face, on-campus experience. Information for accessing the scheduled class meetings will be provided to students in their Desire2Learn course site. Similar to a face-to-face class, real-time attendance will be required in an online scheduled course.

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Hybrid courses will include a combination of online content and on-campus attendance. Instructors will place students into groups and create a schedule that outlines the required on-campus attendance for the semester within the scheduled meeting times for the course. The on-campus experience will include social distancing, specific entry and exit points, and require the use of face masks by students, faculty, and staff. Information regarding established groups and attendance days will be communicated via Volmail and the course site on Desire2Learn.

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Face-to-Face courses will deliver content to students through on-campus attendance in classrooms that allow for social distancing at all times. This on-campus experience will include social distancing, specific entry and exit points, and require the use of masks by students, faculty, and staff. Most classes, with the exception of labs or clinicals that cannot be done online, will move to online learning beginning November 30 through December 11.

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We are hopeful Illinois will remain in “Phase 4” of the Restore Illinois Plan, but should a mandate require a transition to remote learning, students will need a minimum of a computer and reliable internet. Together, we will get through this experience and be stronger on the other side.