The HyFlex classroom was redesigned to allow students learning in person to connect with those learning virtually.
"It’s not the same. It's a lot harder," a student said.
Provost Mary Ann Rankin wrote in a campuswide email that the spring semester would still be conducted in a hybrid fashion.
"Students really can make a difference."
Returning international students will now be able to retain their visa status come fall, even if all their classes are held virtually, as was the case in March when campuses began to close due to the coronavirus.
The proposed protections aim to keep students from failing their online classes.
The program will take place over one day instead of two, and much of it will be self-guided.
Some professors are offering alternatives to using the software.
The university will announce a decision on fall classes by June 15.
The workshops are aimed at helping students manage stress and anxiety during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.