Office of the Registrar
Spring 2021 Course Registration & Online Course Formats
Most of our courses will be offered remotely this spring with our on-campus course offerings being limited due to social-distancing guidelines. Online courses will be delivered in one of three formats: synchronous (consisting of live virtual class sessions), traditional online (not needing to attend live virtual class sessions), and online hybrid (a combination of synchronous and traditional online)--there is also a traditional hybrid format (a mix of face-to-face classes and online requirements) that will also be offered. You can learn more about the various online delivery formats here or use the Class Scheduler to find a course and delivery format that best suits your learning style. (Continue reading below for Spring 2021 Registration guides.)
New for Spring 2021:
Spring 2021 Accelerated Courses (8 week courses, March 15 - May 15) designed to offer more in-person, on-campus/face-to-face courses (adhering to university social-distancing guidelines) as well as additional online course options in 8-week format. All eligible students can enroll in any of these accelerated spring courses (set your course search filters in Class Scheduler or the Banner Registration module to filter for "second 8-week" term to specifically view these courses).
- Online - Online learning includes all course types that do not require you to come to campus and that meet robust but simple course design and teaching expectations. These courses allow students to review course content and complete course requirements without needing to attend live, required virtual sessions.
- Synchronous - A type of online learning, synchronous courses include required live virtual class sessions on a consistent, predetermined schedule. These courses may have weekly course meetings, midterm or finals study sessions, or live group project requirements.
- Self-Paced Online (SPO) - SPO courses allow flexibility to complete MSU Denver courses. There are two types of SPO courses:
- SPO - 18-week courses which begin two weeks prior to the regular start of the semester and end on the same date as the regular semester. SPO courses are COF-eligible.
- SP1 - 6-month courses which begin one week after the regular semester census date. The student completes the course within the established 6-month course dates per semester. SP1 courses are not COF-eligible.
- Online Hybrid - An online course that incorporates synchronous online learning at a scheduled time (at least once per week) and is a traditional online class for the rest of the time. (Note: Courses of this type are listed as "Synchronous" with a day/time on one line of the course listing and "Hybrid TBA" on the second line of the course listing.)
- Face-to-Face – Face-to-face courses will meet on campus in Spring 2021 with fewer students per classroom than past semesters, students and faculty adhering to social-distancing guidelines, and additional cleaning and safety procedures implemented across campus. (Please note that Spring 2021 will also offer some accelerated, 8-week courses in face-to-face format.)
- Hybrid – Hybrid courses require both face-to-face (in-person, on campus) and online learning. This may mean only a few face-to-face sessions are required, or the course may require weekly on-campus sessions. Likewise, hybrid courses may only include a few online requirements, or most expectations may occur online. The balance is set by the instructor, but students can expect to both visit campus and learn online.
See the general Class Scheduler guide or continue to Spring 2021 guide below:
- Log onto the Student Hub Registration Page
- Click on “Class Scheduler”
- Select “Spring 2021” for Term
- From the Class Scheduler main screen you can add courses, add breaks (times of the day during which you do not want to schedule class), and generate schedules
- For Spring 2021, many face-to-face courses have moved to online course formats; we recommend that you search for classes on All MSU Denver Campuses to view the most course options
- Click on the '+ Add Course' button to begin adding courses to the scheduler
- Select specific subject and course and add to your course list
- Added courses will appear in your course list on the right hand side of the screen
- Continue adding courses until you have added all of the Fall 2020 courses you intend to take
- Optional: Add any breaks in the schedule during which you would prefer not to take any classes
- Generate potential schedules
- Compare schedules; click boxes to select several schedules to compare
- Click on any of the generated schedules to preview a potential schedule
- See potential schedules in Schedule View (special online format courses will be noted in the Days & Locations column)
- See potential schedules in Calendar View (special online format courses will be labeled under the course title)
- Click on the blue information icon to view specific course details (online format will be described in the 'Notes' section)
- Check the 'Notes' section for all of the courses in your schedule to see specific information about the course format
- Once you have decided on a schedule, click the 'Send to Shopping Cart' button
- All of the courses you have selected will populate into your Registration Cart in theStudent Hub; click Register!
- Your registered courses will be displayed
- To view your student detail schedule, return to the main menu of the 'Class Registration' tab and click on Student Detail Schedule
- Verify your course information on the Student Detail Schedule; look at the 'Type' column; if it is listed as "Class" it is face-to-face; if it is listed as "ONL" then the 'Where' column will let you know if the course is standard online or synchronous.
- Log onto Student Hub
- Click on the ‘Class Registration’ tab
- Click on Class Search, then select Spring 2021 from the drop-down menu and click submit
- Select the course subject you want to search for, then click 'Course Search':
- Select the course you want to register for, then click view sections:
- Select whichever section you want to register for by click on the checkbox in the 'Select' column:
- Click register:
- Your Current Schedule will be displayed:
- Check your schedule by navigating to Student Detail Schedule:
- View Student Detail Schedule:
Go to the 'Class Registration' tab in Student Hub and click on 'Student Detail Schedule'
Most Spring 2021 courses have been changed to online delivery formats. Courses that are online will be labeled as "Online" in the 'Type' column. If you are in an online course, you will know whether it is standard online or "Synchronous" because the course format will be listed in the 'Where' column