• Online Course Designations
  • Listing Your Course
  • Tuition & Fees
  • Online Course Designations

    Online courses are categorized by their Instructional Method code or amount of time that is actively spent engaging in the class online. Well-defined and appropriate designations give the student clear expectations of what is required in the course.

    E (100% online = Entirely at a Distance)

    The course must NOT require students to meet on campus at all during the course of the semester. The student can NOT be required to attend a proctored exam at one particular site; proctored exams must be allowed at any approved testing site worldwide. Sections with this designation will be marked with an "E" or "G" Section code, with tuition and fees varying by program.

    FC (95-99% online = Fully at a Distance with one meeting on the Carrollton Campus)

    The course may require only one face-to-face meeting and perhaps a proctored exam. Using distance technologies for more than 95% of instruction time (only one face-to-face meeting and perhaps a proctored final) may impact the student's fees. Sections with this designation will be marked with an "N" in the Section Code.

    FN (95-99% online = Fully at a Distance with one meeting at the UWG Newnan)

    The course may require only one face-to-face meeting and perhaps a proctored exam. Using distance technologies for more than 95% of instruction time (only one face-to-face meeting and perhaps a proctored final) may impact the student's fees. Sections with this designation will be marked with an "N" in the Section Code.

    FD (95-99% online = Fully at a Distance with one meeting at the Douglasville site)

    The course may require only one face-to-face meeting and perhaps a proctored exam. Using distance technologies for more than 95% of instruction time (only one face-to-face meeting and perhaps a proctored final) may impact the student's fees. Sections with this designation will be marked with an "N" in the Section Code.

    P (51-94% = Partially at a Distance)

    Those courses which meet at least 51% - 94% through videoconferencing, online, or other technologies, instead of face-to-face) are marked with a "D" in the Section Code.

    H (1-50% = Hybrid)

    Technology is used to deliver 50% or less of class sessions, but at least one class session is replaced by technology.

    T (Technology Enhanced)

    Technology is used in delivering instruction, but no class sessions are replaced by technology.

  • Listing Your Course

    Communication regarding your course delivery is key.  

    • If you plan on teaching a course that is more than 50% online, discuss this with your department to ensure that the proper information is provided to the Registrar. For online program compliance, it is important to know if your course is to be an E, FC, FN, P, H, or T.
    • Will your students be meeting virtually or on-campus (are specific dates or times required)? Will there be proctored exams? Information like this should be included as notes on your Banweb course listing so that students will be aware of expectations before they register for your course. It is the responsibility of the instructor to get approval of their department chair before offering a course online, seek appropriate training and assistance from the UWG Online's Faculty Development Center in a timely manner, and help ensure that the Registrar's office has their course's instructional method (plus any information on proctored exams or class meetings) coded correctly on Banweb (Banweb.westga.edu).
    • You may consider grouping course sections together in one CourseDen class (Cross-Listing). This has to be done well in advance of the term start date and before building the course. Failure to do so could result in the loss of content and student data after the courses have been combined. Please use the Registrar’s integrated Cross-listing Form found under the Faculty Services tab in MyUWG.
    • Information from BanWeb is extracted and posted on USG’s GeorgiaOnMyLine.org  
    • Failure to properly market a course’s information and delivery method could negatively impact accreditation, student billing, and financial aid.  
  • Tuition & Fees

    Tuition and fees for online classes may be different from face-to-face class rates  and may change. For instance, students currently taking courses designated with an N section pay a higher eTutition rate, but pay less in student fees. In addition, non-residents taking online courses do not pay the out-of-state tuition rates, but they pay the same eTuition rate as GA residents. Such rates make online courses more competitive and attractive to out-of-state residents. Tuition and fee rates are subject to change so it’s important to refer students directly to the Bursar’s Office for questions, though our UWG Online Cost Comparison chart may provide a good visual reference.

    A portion of the eTuition your course generates goes back to your department. Out of the $90 eTuition charged per credit hour, 44% is currently retained by the VPAAs office to be used to supplement general funds. The remaining funds per credit hour is divided as follows: 12% to the administration overhead, 20% to the offering department, 14% to the DDEC for centralized services and licenses (like Smarthinking, Turnitin, etc.), and 10% goes to the offering college’s Dean’s office.