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Schedule an Online or Hybrid Course

Course Approval

The UNM Scheduling Office is the curriculum scheduling authority for main campus. It is the role of the Scheduling Office to review requests and enter approved courses into Banner. While academic units work to ensure accurate form preparation, only the Scheduling Office has authority to finalize scheduling requests.

Given the differences with scheduling an online course, the Scheduling Office authorized UNM Online to manage requests. As a result, UNM Online pre-approval is required to schedule an online course. It is the role of UNM Online to pre-approve online course scheduling requests and forward them to the Scheduling Office for final processing.

Course Pre-Approval

The following instructional types require pre-approval from UNM Online:

Online Courses

  1. Online Course - Typically, an online course has no, or a very limited number of, scheduled meetings. Often for orientation and exams, the meetings may be virtual or require students to attend a physical location. Any mandatory meetings must be scheduled in Banner.

  2. Synchronous Online Course - A synchronous online course has regularly scheduled online meetings. Students attend by logging into UNM Learn at regularly scheduled days and times. Synchronous online sections are cross-listed with a face to face section offered at a physical location on campus.  The physical location section is the “parent section” and is scheduled with an instructional type of ITVP.

  3. Managed Online Program Course -  are a set of undergraduate degree completion programs and full master’s degrees that meet specific characteristics, which include: 

    • Online courses that are offered in an  8-week  instructional cycle;
    • A flat cost-per-credit hour tuition rate, regardless of residential status;
    • A waiver of the online delivery fee;
    • Course sections that are open only to UNM Main Campus students officially admitted to a managed online program.

ITVP Courses

Courses with an instructional type ITVP are face to face sections taught on the Albuquerque campus from a specially equipped room that allows for broadcasting of the course virtually to students enrolled in a synchronous online course.  Even though the parent section is scheduled with an Albuquerque/main campus code, they are still approved through our office because they are cross-listed with a synchronous online section.

Hybrid Courses

Hybrid courses are a blend instructional methods. Essentially half the course experience is online and combined with regularly scheduled meetings at a physical location.

DESR Timeline and Directions

Each semester, UNM Online Scheduling follows the Department Enrollment Status Report (DESR) timeline and directions, per the UNM Main Campus Scheduling Office.


Use the Online Hybrid Scheduling Form to schedule or cancel the following types of course sections:

  • Online Course
  • Synchronous Online Course / On-Campus Parent (ITVP)
  • Managed Online Program Course
  • Hybrid
Online Hybrid Scheduling Form

All new online courses, courses that have never been taught online before, will require both a course scheduling form and a course proposal form to be submitted at the time of scheduling. New online courses will not be scheduled until the course proposal form has been received and approved.  New course scheduling and proposal forms must be submitted to by the Final DESR deadline.


Course Proposal Form: New and Redesign

Course Proposal Form

Use the Cross List Form to schedule a group of equivalent and interchangeable courses. With each cross-listed group, there is a ‘home’ department. A home department is the academic unit responsible for submitting cross-list forms and ensuring identical scheduling of all participating sections. Some online courses are cross-listed per the UNM Catalog, requiring submission of a cross-list form with every scheduling request.

Cross List Formgroup sections

Changing the instructor designated to an online or hybrid section is done through the UNM Online Scheduling Office. Departments must not make such instructor updates themselves. With online courses, an instructor change impacts course development, resource allocation, and budget decisions. To change an instructor, email include: Term, CRN, Subject, Course Number, Instructor Name, and UNM Banner ID number.

Instructor Updateprimary instructor change

Requests for section capacity changes are made through the UNM Online Scheduling Office. Departments should not submit their capacity updates to main campus scheduling. To update a section capacity, email include: Term, CRN, Subject, Course Number, and new section capacity.

Section Capacity Formsection capacity change

Upon completion and submission of the form, special event classroom requests will be reviewed by the UNM Scheduling Office. The office accepts requests at least 4 days prior to the event from UNM colleges, departments and chartered student organizations. Allow more processing time for events occurring on the weekend. Incomplete forms will not be processed.

Special Event and Classroom Requestn/a


Contact UNM Online Scheduling

UNM Online supports scheduling coordinators. Expert staff are available to clarify the nuances of scheduling an online course.

Phone: (505) 277-8585
Location: Woodward Hall #157
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm