Hello and welcome to the HyFlex Learning Community. We are a community of educators working together to improve student access to high-quality and equitable learning by using Hybrid-Flexible (HyFlex) learning environments. HyFlex learning experiences are available in the classroom or online, and support students in choosing which participation mode is best for them.
Together, we’re building the Hybrid-Flexible future for our current students and those to come.
View our community information and other resources through the links below, using the menu at the top of the page, or selecting a recent blog post from the side panel.
Announcing the first-ever HyFlex Collaborative Conference! Join us on June 26, 2023 onsite at the University at Albany, New York or online. This conference is a collaboration between the HyFlex Learning Community and a team of educators from AATLAS, at the School of Education at the University at Albany (SUNY) and Hunter College (CUNY). Full conference information is available at https://aatlased.org/hyflex-collaborative/hyflex-collaborative-conference/ The Call for Proposals has been released, registration is open, and sponsorship opportunities are available. Our next webinar (planned for early February) will be focused on the conference plan.
Next webinar, February 17, 2023, 9:00 am – 10:30 am PT. This webinar explains the vision and themes for the HyFlex Collaborative conference and ways to be involved as a presenter, attendee, or sponsor. Members of the organizing committee will be present to answer questions and engage in general discussion. See the Community Gathering (Webinars) section below for details and the registration link.
Looking ahead, the next HyFlex Course Design workshop has been scheduled for June 12-16, 2023, with optional live sessions each day from 9:00 am – 10:30 am PT. See the Workshops and Support Services section below for more information.
Do you have questions? So do others. Review our Frequently Asked Questions with brief answers.
Watch and listen to a simple explanation of the HyFlex approach.
Monthly Gathering Online: Most recent webinar was held on December 6, 2022; the recording is linked from the Gathering Archives page.
Next webinar: February 17, 2023, 9:00 am – 10:30 am PT. Topic: HyFlex Collaborative Conference coming this June! How can you participate?
Many institutions, faculty, designers and students have been offering and experiencing hybrid flexible (HyFlex) learning opportunities for a decade or more, with even more turning to HyFlex during the pandemic for learning continuity. And now we are planning for more flexible offerings as we reshape the future of education at all levels. In June 2023, we will gather with several hundred educators in person and online for the inaugural HyFlex Collaborative Conference. This conference is a collaboration between the HyFlex Learning Community and the Academy for the Advancement of Teaching, Leadership and Schools (AATLAS) at the School of Education, University at Albany, Albany NY. This webinar explains the vision and themes for the conference and ways to be involved as a presenter, attendee, or sponsor.
If you are interested in attending the webinar, please register here: https://www.eventbrite.
Watch past webinars: You can review webinar recordings and supplemental resources in the Gathering Archive.
Suggest a topic: If you’d like to suggest a topic for an upcoming webinar, please use the “Suggest a topic” forum linked here: Suggest a topic for an upcoming HyFlex Learning Community gathering (webinar).
HyFlex Course Design Workshop: Our next workshop will be held on June 12-16, 2023. If you are interested in details about workshop content, see the HyFlex Learning Workshops page. To resister and purchase an enrollment for the workshop, visit the HyFlex Learning store (Shopify site): https://hyflexlearning.info/ If you’d like to discuss a custom workshop or a cohort workshop for your institution (with permission to reuse locally) please contact us: Contact
Speaking Engagements: Our experts are available to speak to leadership teams, faculty development groups, or at special events, such as institutional or system-level meetings, hosted webinars, conference keynotes, and more. For a list of recent presentations, see the Speaking Engagements page. If you are interested in arranging a speaking engagement with one or more of our team members, please complete a Contact request to start our conversation.
Consulting Services: We’re also available for instructional design consultation with individuals or teams working on HyFlex program design, implementation, evaluation, and research. If you are interested in discussing a consultation with one or more of our ID-focused team members, please complete a Contact request to start our conversation.
Mailing List: We provide an email list for those wishing to send messages to others in the HyFlex Learning Community who have signed up for the list. This is a useful tool for us to use to share current news and ask/answer questions in a less formal manner than the discussion forums and blog comments. To subscribe to the list, visit Join our listserv mailing list! to enter your name and email address.
Newsletter: We send out a monthly newsletter with updates on HyFlex in the News, Recent Blog posts, professional development opportunities and general commentary on our current HyFlex experiences. Archived newsletters are available in the “Newsletter Archives” in the Resources menu. To subscribe to receive the newsletter (monthly publishing) via email, use the Newsletter Subscription form in the same Resources menu area.
Forums: We provide discussion forums for our community to share resources, discuss approaches, and ask and answer current questions. Forums are available for HyFlex Learning Community members, so please join with us and make your voice heard! The Forum can be found in the Community menu area. Direct link: https://www.hyflexlearning.org/forum/
Latest forum: Assessment in HyFlex Courses
How is assessment different in HyFlex courses? Can we follow the HyFlex design principles with our assessment approaches? How? What do you do to assess student learning, support student self-evaluation of learning, and learn how well your instructional approaches are working? This is a place to discuss all things assessment related. Note: You must be a logged-in member of the HLC to view forum content.
Hybrid-Flexible Course Design book: Two new Case Report (Unit III) chapters added! See https://edtechbooks.org/hyflex/hyflex_cases for the full list of case reports.
Available free to everyone, “The HyFlex Book” provides an explanation of many aspects of HyFlex course design and implementation and the strategic rationale for this approach. Hosted at EdTechBooks.org, this book has won several industry awards and has been read by hundreds of thousands of teachers, designers, and administrators around the world. The book includes many case studies of HyFlex implementation in a variety of education settings in many countries. Direct link to book: Hybrid-Flexible Course Design
Bibliography of HyFlex Research: We provide a partial listing of the professional articles, theses, and dissertations that address HyFlex teaching and learning – the ones we know about. This list is updated frequently and provides direct links to entries when possible. Visit the Bibliography in the Resources menu or through this direct link.
Student Support and Design Review “Community Works in Progress”: The HyFlex Learning Community has started two support documents; shared Google docs with open access for editing and download for members. Student choice: How should I participate today? provides suggestions for explaining the HyFlex options you provide and how students can make a good choice among these options that will support their learning. HyFlex Course Quality Review provides suggestions for a supplementary course quality review rubric that can work with your current online course quality review rubric to support a quality assurance process.
Both documents are accessible to community members and are open for editing for continuous development and improvement.