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What to expect in Fall 2020 classes

At UW-Green Bay you will experience faculty who care about your success and are committed to helping you reach your goals. Our faculty are not only experts in their fields, but they have also continued their professional development in the areas of virtual learning to be ready to give you the quality classroom experience you deserve. UW-Green Bay is ready for Fall 2020 and below is a description of what you can expect in courses at UWGB.


You are an individual and also part of something bigger- a community of learners. We will do our best to accommodate our ever changing landscape and guidelines given COVID-19 while ensuring that the health and safety of our students, staff and faculty are our highest priority. This fall, we have carefully assessed which courses we are able to offer fully in-person and which courses need to have virtual components. Instructors may be reaching out via email, or messages posted in online course (CANVAS) announcement pages or welcome discussion boards prior to your class start date to give you more information about your course.

Please continue checking your Student Information System (SIS) to ensure you have the most up-to-date information about your courses.

Want to know more about your classroom options? Choose a learning style below.
Note: All Audio and Video class formats require students to have a webcam-enabled device in order to fully participate.

Want to check a specific course?

You can view the mode of instruction for a course via either of the options below:

Option 1
Option 2 (if already enrolled)
  • Log in to your SIS
  • Go to your class schedule
  • Click the section number of the desired class
If you have questions, concerns or need additional support, please contact the Green Bay One Stop Shop at gboss@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2111.


Classroom experiences from current students

Read about current students experience in the virtual classroom at UW-Green Bay.
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Amanda

Social Work Major
"Although it can be scary to dive into, whether you may have had bad experiences in the past or even have never taken one before, they are still fun, engaging, and very similar to a normal lecture class!"
My name is Amanda Rosado and I am a junior in the Social Work Program! Being in college for a couple of years now (wow, time flies by!), I’ve had my share of hybrid and online classes! Although it can be scary to dive into, whether you may have had bad experiences in the past or even have never taken one before, they are still fun, engaging, and very similar to a normal lecture class! Online classes require some more discipline to get your studies done, but you typically have some extra time! Instead of assignments being due “at the start of class”, they’re usually due by midnight so that you have the whole day and/or week to do them! They’re also really engaging due to the usual discussion posts you’ll have to do as assignments that help you to connect with your fellow classmates and get their own perspectives on topics! Lastly, if you think you’re still unsure or anxious about taking online or hybrid classes, office hours are still the same as they are for lecture courses too! So there will always be a designated time that the professor will be actively responding to emails and answering any questions or concerns you may have. On top of that, they typically provide additional and supplemental resources to help you as well! So dive in head first, start something new, invest in a planner to stay on track and you will do amazing! Always remember that college is a time to try new things and challenge yourself! Best of luck to you all!
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Aisa

Musical Theatre Major
"The zoom class meetings were kind of a breath of relief also when it was a small class because you still had that connection with others"
The switch to completely online was, honestly, challenging for me personally because of my major. I went from a chedule with a usual work load of 4 or 5 to a work load of all 8 classes that I needed to account for. I have had previous classes over the years that were online and it was just to feel them out, but I found myself learning better with that hands on, right brained visual learning. Previous to the full switch I was in a Hybrid class that I liked very much, my professor gave us the dates when we would need to be in class, but provided us with slides shows with her voice over to explain thing, our assignments were posted ahead of time so we could prep and when in class we had deep discussions about the content,, and even when this one went online I was not worried in the least about it. The zoom class meetings were kind of a breath of relief also when it was a small class because you still had that connection with others, you can ask questions right then and there, and you can still see and make those connections with the faculty and students. However I'm glad we had the trial period when everything switched because we all realized that in a class of about 22-30 zoom begins to lag and it's possible to miss information said by the professor, or just technology issues in general weren't fun. All in all there will be a sense of uncertainty, but there's no need to worry too much! There's many different forms of safe learning that have been implemented, and there's something for everyone. If I had to pick my favorite form of learning aside from in person (musical theatre is a very personable major), I really liked the hybrid and Zoom classes I had.
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Averie

Business Administration Major
"It can definitely can be a challenging change to adapt to. However, from my experience all of my professors were EXTREMELY understanding and willing to help at all times."
My name is Averie, and I will be a sophomore this coming fall majoring in Business Administration. When it comes to courses being moved from in-person to online, it can definitely can be a challenging change to adapt to. However, from my experience all of my professors were EXTREMELY understanding and willing to help at all times. For me personally, I am definitely a visual and hands-on learner, so I would be lying if I said I did not struggle having my classes moved online. However I managed to make a daily routine, laying out times to do homework and hold myself accountable, and they worked super well for me! Eventually it became much easier to do, and I know going into the fall semester there will be even more resources to help - being that online/hybrid courses will be very common. I am looking VERY forward to getting back to campus, whatever it may look like - change is good!
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Anahy

Education Major
"They take upmost responsibility in keeping in touch with students, keeping us updated on any changes, and helping us answer any general or class related questions."
My name is Anahy and I will be a Junior this upcoming fall. I am majoring in Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood. Navigating through uncharted territories has been an interesting challenge for me these past few months. I had to learn to adapt to a complete virtual experience: from my courses, field placement, and student employment. I have learned to appreciate everything the university has been doing to ease the process of an online transition. Although, like most, I enjoyed being at the university all day long, my professors and university employers work hard to give us the same quality of learning and employment. A similarity between in person and online courses is how simple it is to reach out to our professor. They take upmost responsibility in keeping in touch with students, keeping us updated on any changes, and helping us answer any general or class related questions. This is typically through email or video chat platforms, such as zoom. Another similarity in my experience, is connecting with my classmates. For some of my courses the professors organized us in groups through Canvas, with makes it easier for us to communicate, work together, and exchange ideas. The major difference would be spending less time at the university, however one is still allowed to spend time in any permitted areas, for instance the Coffin Library. The benefit I see to this is having more time for myself to give optimal focus on my courses and enjoy time at home with my family. For my student employment as a Student Ambassador and The Learning Center receptionist, we continue to work through online platforms. We adapt to the changes by keeping students connected to our new methods and making sure we still have resources available for those who are seeking them. It is important to keep a positive outlook and appreciate the opportunities we continue to be given. We work hard as a community to keep everyone safe and take the precautions necessary until we are able to once again transition back to our regular, in person methods. The online experience is nothing to fear, it has allowed us to show how strong we are as a community and how flexible and resilient we can be as students.
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McKenzie

Spanish & Latin American Studies and Communication Major
"My professors worked tirelessly to adapt their schedules and courses to the online learning environment, and were incredibly helpful with the entire process."
My experience transitioning to online learning during the Spring semester was far smoother than I was expecting. My professors worked tirelessly to adapt their schedules and courses to the online learning environment, and were incredibly helpful with the entire process. It was also a great way for me to learn how to use different technologies and platforms. Online classes are also a great way to form new learning habits and expand the ways in which you learn.
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Karly

Accounting and Business Administration Major
"It is very helpful to re-watch lectures to understand the concepts better and to have the ability to pause lectures to catch-up on taking notes."
One of my favorite features of online classes includes video lectures. It is very helpful to re-watch lectures to understand the concepts better and to have the ability to pause lectures to catch-up on taking notes. For example, my professors wrote down accounting examples that we could follow along step-by-step and refer back to the videos when necessary.
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Michael

Business Major
"At UWGB there are always the resources you need to be successful and I can assure you that the resources on GB’s are just as accessible online as they are in person."
I felt that almost all of my professors during the transition were quite helpful and had my best interest in mind. Most notably there was one out of my five professors who went the extra mile and set up online classes with lectures through zoom. Compared to in person classes I felt online was a bit more difficult to learn and process the information. At UWGB there are always the resources you need to be successful and I can assure you that the resources on GB’s are just as accessible online as they are in person.
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Paige

Psychology Major
"One can expect that if the class is lecture-based, one may find PowerPoints or other forms of presentations uploaded to Canvas, along with weekly To-Do Lists of what is expected to be completed each week."
I personally love in-person classes. I feel much more disciplined to go to class, participate, and really retain what I've been learning when I can see a real person presenting the information and others around me learning the material. Online classes can in-part be a challenge if the in-person experience is something that I (or other students) use as a motivator or a tool to stay engaged. This is because in an online class, one can expect that if the class is lecture-based, one may find PowerPoints or other forms of presentations uploaded to Canvas, along with weekly "To-Do Lists" of what is expected to be completed each week. Sometimes, one may be required to read a chapter of the course text, or to complete a quiz, or to watch a video clip, etc., and while almost all of my professors have been clear in what is to be done each week, it can be lonesome because it is self-paced and individual, rather than sitting next to your classmates each day. One of the best ways to combat this, if you're nervous about this format, is to stick to what you know works for you! I like hand-written notes versus a computer, so I would still write my notes in a notebook to give me an in-person feel (See Rocketbook products if you're interested in handwritten notes that can be uploaded to your computer for quick access!). Also--stay connected with your classmates! Maybe do a Zoom call or exchange social media usernames so you can talk about the class to avoid any feelings of isolation. Also--this is a perfect time to get to know your professors and ask them questions about the course--especially if you're not fully comfortable with asking questions in person yet, this is a great time to practice those skills. Also, remember that this is an unprecedented time for everybody, and your resilience is noticed, favored, and commemorated, so hang in there!
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Morgan

Interest in Social Work
"The teachers will clearly state the format of what’s to be expected and when things are due."
I’m a Sophomore transfer student and Spring 2020 was my first semester at UWGB. Having half of the semester transition to online was a curveball for me as I had never experienced an online class format before. It ended up being a lot smoother than I had anticipated! The teachers will clearly state the format of what’s to be expected and when things are due. Write these on a whiteboard! I also printed out the syllabus and the reading schedule for the online class I’m taking during the summer semester and put that on my whiteboard too. It’s also really important to ask your instructor questions and make them aware when you are having any difficulty with anything like technology, material accessibility, or just need more clarification on a task. I prefer it when the teacher does video lectures or conferences rather than teaching through just PowerPoint or assigned readings, but when the latter is the case it’s so important to give yourself time during the week where you just focus on that class. I set an alarm on my phone, write the times I’m going to work on my whiteboard, and then while I’m working I put my phone away and on silent.
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Hayley

Psychology Major
"The most important things are to make sure you stay organized, and don't be afraid to reach out for help!"
Hi, I'm Hayley. I am a Psychology major with an emphasis in Mental Health and an Education Minor. I am a junior at UW- Green Bay. Personally, I thought I would struggle with having all online classes when we were told we would have to make the transition in spring. I was used to having one or two online classes and the rest in-person. I like the structure of having in person classes and it serves as a reminder for me to make sure I am getting all of my homework and studying done. When moving to online classes, I tried to make sure I treated them as normal classes. I would set aside certain times and days for each class, as well as time to study and do any extra work required for the class. I always kept an assignment notebook to keep myself organized. Working ahead is always a good option if possible! There are so many peer mentors, faculty advisors, and other professors that are willing to help if you are having trouble with online classes. We also have an IT department that is great for all questions with printers, computers, etc. The most important things are to make sure you stay organized, and don't be afraid to reach out for help! It is better to ask for help right away, then fall behind.
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Autumn

English Major
"I always felt that my professors were not only prepared but also genuinely invested in their student's well-beings."
My name is Autumn, and I am going to be a junior majoring in English with an emphasis in Education and minoring in Dance! When the spring classes switched from in-person to online-only, I was very concerned about my Education and Dance courses because the two focus on elements that are best learned through in-person observation. I was blown away with how well my professors maintained the personal element of these courses while remaining completely online. We participated in discussions, group work, and peer edits which helped uphold the feeling of community that comes along with in-person classes. All of my professors offered email check-ins, over-the-phone meetings, and even Zoom office hours. I always felt that my professors were not only prepared but also genuinely invested in their student's well-beings.
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Alexis

Chemistry Major
"Although we weren’t in a classroom setting anymore, the staff still had made sure that we understood the information of the course."
I’m going to be honest, I was nervous and worried for the online learning. I had never done an online course before but I am so thankful for the faculty at UWGB. Every professor that I had was very helpful with this new way of learning. They gave endless support and help and made sure that we as students knew that. Although we weren’t in a classroom setting anymore, the staff still had made sure that we understood the information of the course. Many of my professors provided problems and videos to help expand my knowledge of the topic. The professors also responded to any questions via email or canvas very quickly which helped a lot.
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Benjamin

Psychology Major
"Throughout my time here, professors have provided all the resources needed to perform well in class whether it was in person or in an online format."
Hello everyone! My name is Ben and I am a Junior at UWGB. I major in psychology along with a minor in Spanish. I am currently pursuing a Master's in Sports, Performance, and exercise psychology. My experiences both online and in person at GB have been incredibly positive. My professor's have allowed me to grow academically and professionally both in the classroom and through outside internships. I am incredibly thankful that I chose to come to this University after I finished high school. Throughout my time here, professors have provided all the resources needed to perform well in class whether it was in person or in an online format. I am truly thankful for the past two years I spent here, and I look forward to seeing the ways I can continue to evolve and grow as I continue my college journey. I anticipate that your experiences could be equally impactful, as virtually every person I've met throughout the past two years have agreed that they were very satisfied with their decision to attend UW-Green Bay. I hope you all enjoy the rest of your summer, and feel free to reach out to the ambassadors over the summer!
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Marina

Organizational Leadership Major
"Having classes that are all online or majority online can be tough, but my professors at UWGB never made me feel alone on this journey."
Having classes that are all online or majority online can be tough, but my professors at UWGB never made me feel alone on this journey. It's easy to forget that any annoyances we may have with online classes, our professors do too, so they are more than willing to go out of their way to help. Plus with options for Zoom meetings and hybrid courses meeting every other week, you still get the chance to form relationships with your professors. (Which is the best part of college!) The largest piece of advice I have related to online courses is to stay up to date with your UWGB email because it holds important information and will be your lifeline while not in the classroom!
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Kiara

Early Childhood Education Major
"Online learning has been something to adjust to, but it was made easier than I thought thanks to all of the support from UWGB."
My name is Kiara Verduzco. This fall I’ll be a sophomore, and my major is Early Childhood Education. With everything going on in the world, there’s a lot of new normalities. Online learning has been something to adjust to, but it was made easier than I thought thanks to all of the support from UWGB. Professors are always an email away, and provide many resources that help you be as successful as possible. Some of these resources include: zoom meetings, Q&A sessions and emailing you frequently to keep you updated. The amount of support and care the faculty provide has made online schooling a much smoother sail!
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Taylor

Education Major
"UW-Green Bay faculty and staff are working to support students in the best way possible."
Nothing can replace walking to your first class of the semester after an exciting time of just moving in for the fall or starting your college experience, but amongst the current situation, UW-Green Bay faculty and staff are working to support students in the best way possible. While on campus, I thought I already used my email too often, but as everything shifted to online, this became even more important. Professors were very responsive, accommodating, and understanding when it came to class work, exam schedules, and any other questions I had via email. Through lecture videos and screen recording, I was able to learn the necessary information in my classes. My professors also included ungraded quizzes, created questions boards, and used other tools to assure students' understanding of the material. When necessary, professors would hold class meeting times to catch up and clarify class content. Most would even host optional office hours via video conferencing! Of course it was nice working on papers and quizzes in sweatpants after rolling right out of bed, but I also found it extremely helpful to stick to a schedule and daily routine. This helped me stay organized and maintain motivation! As an Education major, I will always prefer being in class with peers and professors because in-person discussion and interactive class work can never be replaced. However, UW-Green Bay's ease while transitioning to online class work made me feel much more confident as I was adjusting the way I learn.
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Chance

History Major
"According to my experience, virtual learning allows for more physical freedom and is less time-restrictive..."
I’m Chance and would like to share a few words about digital learning and in-person (face-to-face) learning to draw a few comparisons and to highlight some of the differences. I’ve always liked and have been involved in face-to-face learning but this past Spring semester has taught me a lot about virtual learning too. According to my experience, virtual learning allows for more physical freedom and is less time-restrictive, but when it comes to the learning and teaching process, more pressure is put on the student to stay committed and focused to achieve one’s goals. My experience with in-person learning has always been prominent and well understood. Face-to-face learning allows for positive and meaningful interactions with not only the professor but other students as well. My experiences with in-person education revolve around myself using all the tools available to me to be successful. This means not only staff/faculty/students, but resources as well. The Learning Center, Cofrin Library, Clubs, the Union, etc., etc. At UWGB for me, I was told to explore, to know more about what all is offered to me here at college. When I compare virtual learning to in-person learning, in-person learning always prevails. More is offered, seen, used, and applied compared to virtual learning. But remember, these are my own experiences. Every individual’s will differ and vary. Thank you! I hope this helps!
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Janie

Communications Major
"Professors want to help and see you succeed. Anytime I emailed a professor a question or if I was having trouble with assignments, they would get back to me within the day and help me."
Online and hybrid learning can sound scary, especially for college courses. I am here to tell you that it is not as scary as you think. Last year when I got the email that all courses will now switch to online, I was terrified. I am a very visual and in person learner and when I was told I wouldn't have any in-person teaching I didn't know if I could get a hold of professors or I would forget to do assignments, but that wasn't the case at all. Professors want to help and see you succeed. Anytime I emailed a professor a question or if I was having trouble with assignments, they would get back to me within the day and help me. I also found myself way more organized than I ever was. I kept schedules in my planner and calendar of when assignments, quizzes, and tests were due. Again, Professors want to help they are always a Zoom call away! If yo ever need more in depth they will be more than happy to help you! If you ever need advice with online learning, keeping yourself organized, of anything there are always people around to help you.