BYU-Idaho is making Institute-online hybrid classes available to all its students, in hopes that many students will choose this type of course with its gathering component over a purely online course. Such courses can be a blessing both to the students who take them and the Institutes those students attend.
Hybrid courses are very similar to typical online courses, with one significant exception: about one third of the usual course work for the online course is replaced with the requirement that students attend at least 80% percent of the classes for the relevant Institute course.
While the standard semester schedule of most Institutes will not perfectly overlap with BYU-Idaho's unique semester schedule, in most cases dedicated students will be able to attend a sufficient number of classes during the months they are home from BYU-Idaho.
Hybrid courses can be found in the religion section of the registration schedule with a special note: "Must Attend Local Institute." Contact your local Institute to find out if these courses are offered in your area and then register for the appropriate Institute course.
Winter Semester 2013 offerings include:
Find out what courses your local Institute is offering this semester.