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Schedule a Hybrid (Share-the-Space) Class

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Schedule Hybrid (Share-the-Space) ClasSes

This is a tutorial for class scheduling staff only. No log in is required.


This guide reviews how CSUN staff granted security access to the Schedule of Classes (SOC) schedules hybrid (share-the-space) classes. CSUN currently offers four (4) course types, one of which is taught half online and half on campus. View course type definitions (PDF).

This guide discusses the Hybrid (OH) course type:

Hybrid (OH) is a course offering in which students attend class sessions on campus and in an online environment. The class typically meets approximately half online and half on campus. Whenever possible, two hybrid classes will share one room on the day the other class is taught online. Thus the name share-the-space classes because it optimizes the use of one facility for two classes efficiently.

Consult with Academic Resources for options before deviating from the 75-minute weekly meeting pattern for the in-person portion of an OH class. The in-person and online portions should each represent approximately half of the total contact hours required.

Final Examinations: Hybrid classes have a final exam on the day and time that they occupy the room. The Exam Scheduler will assign an exam based on the information entered ONLY on the first meeting pattern row.

You'll use the Maintain Schedule of Classes component when scheduling online classes for the following pages: Basic Data, Meetings, Enrollment Control and Notes.

Step 1

  1. Log into myNorthridge Portal at www.csun.edu.
  2. Under the Staff Tab, click SOLAR SA on the menu.
  3. Click Maintain Schedule of Classes on the right.

Step 2

  1. On the Find an Existing Value page, enter the Term and Subject Area.
  2. Click Search.
  3. Select the course from the Search Results.

If a "No Matching" message displays, use Schedule New Course to establish the course in the Schedule of Classes.

Step 3

The Basic Data page displays.

Click the plus (+) sign to add a new section or navigate to an existing section.

  1. Enter the two-digit Class Section number.
  2. Enter the matching Associated Class number (no leading zero).
  3. Verify that "P" (system default) is the Instruction Mode.
  4. Click the plus (+) sign to create a new attribute row.
  5. Enter OLNE in the Course Attribute field.
  6. Enter OH in the Course Attribute Value field.

Learn more. Click the field name to view its definition:

  1. Session
  2. Start/End Date
  3. Class Section
  4. Associated Class
  5. Schedule Print
  6. Instruction Mode
  7. Course Attribute

Step 4

Go to the Meetings page. You'll create two meeting patterns using Steps 4 and 5.


Meeting Pattern:

  1. Enter a Facility ID.
  2. Enter the day in the Pat field.
  3. Enter meeting start/end times. Adjust the time to 1hr-15m, half of a two-day a week pattern.

Assignment Tab:

  1. Enter the instructor's ID number.
  2. Verify that the Instructor's Role is the primary Instructor.
  3. Check the Print box to publish the instructor's name on Class Search.
  4. Enter Approve in the Access field (grading access).
  5. Enter the Empl Rcd#.

Workload Tab:

  1. Assign Type is IFF
  2. Load Factor is 100.0000

Step 5


Meeting Pattern:

  1. Click the plus (+) sign to create a second meeting pattern row.
  2. Enter ONLINE in the Facility ID.
  3. Enter ARR in the Pat field or a day and time if the online portion is synchronized.

Assignment Tab - No Instructor:

When adding more rows, the instructor info is copied to subsequent rows.

  1. Click the minus (-) sign to delete the Instructors for Meeting Pattern.
  2. Click SAVE. You're done.

If you opt to add the instructor to the online pattern, skip the delete process above and follow these steps instead:

Assignment - Add Instructor:

  1. Enter the Instructor's ID.
  2. Enter Approve in the Access field (grading access).

Workload Tab:

  1. Assign Type is "Not Incl"
  2. Enter zero in the Load Factor.
    If 100.000 returns, change the Assign Type to something else and back to Not Incl. Delete 100.000 Load Factor and press tab.
    The Load Factor, Work Load, and AutoCalc should be BLANK before saving.
  3. Click SAVE.

Step 6

Go to the Enrollment Cntrl page to enter the enrollment requirements and seating capacity for the fields below:

  1. Class Status
  2. Add Consent
  3. Enrollment Capacity

Step 7

Go to the Notes page.

  1. In the Note Nbr field, enter
    9997 to indicate it is a hybrid (OH) class.
  2. Click SAVE when done.

Only one note is allowed per row. Click the plus (+) sign to create more rows for additional notes.

Learn about:

Step 8 - INFO ONLY

Final Examinations

Hybrid classes have a final exam on the day and time they occupy a room, unless the catalog designation for the course is No.

The Exam Scheduler will automatically assign an exam based on the FIRST meeting pattern row.