When students have flexibility in how they can attend classes, whether in person or from another location, density in classrooms can be reduced to meet public health guidelines and help prevent the spread of coronavirus. A new dynamic scheduling tool powers the logic and flexibility behind the course scheduling central to the Hybrid NUflex model.
What to Expect with Dynamic Scheduling this Fall
Week at a Glance
MondaySeptember 14, 2020Preferences for next week’s classes open
TuesdaySeptember 13, 2020Preferences continue
WednesdaySeptember 12, 2020Preferences lock at 9:00 p.m. ET
ThursdaySeptember 11, 2020Initial seat assignments available for next week’s classes
SundaySeptember 6, 2020Final assignments available (in-person seats switch to remote, if testing requirements not met as of Saturday night)
Commonly Asked Questions about the Dynamic Scheduler
Does selecting a preference guarantee a seat in class?
Does the dynamic scheduling tool work on a first-come, first-served basis like buying a concert ticket?
By when do students need to choose their preferences in the tool?
When will finalized seat assignments for the following week be available?
What if students forget to select their preferences, or miss the Wednesday deadline to select their preferences?
If students are scheduled to attend class one day, but can no longer make it, can they update the tool accordingly?
If students are having technical difficulties at home and cannot attend the remote class, what should they do?
Is the dynamic scheduling tool available for all classes?
How does the dynamic scheduling tool work with the required testing schedule?
Students on our Boston campus will need to complete tests on days one, three, and five, and are only permitted to join in-person classes after those three completed tests. Students will then need to be tested every three days. If students mark themselves as preferring an in-person class session but haven’t completed their testing requirements by Saturday night, then the dynamic scheduling tool will switch their in-person class assignments to remote classes for the coming week. Please visit our FAQs on the testing schedule if you have questions about the requirements.
Can faculty use the dynamic scheduling tool to select their preferred instructional method?
The Student Hub
The dynamic scheduling tool is available in the new Student Hub, a desktop and mobile-friendly launchpad to help students navigate and keep track of their busy and active daily lives. Visit about.me.northeastern.edu to view a demo and to learn more about the Student Hub, now live for Northeastern students!