Overwhelmed by three modalities at once?

Are you considering adding HyFlex to your course delivery offerings? But find yourself a bit overwhelmed? Is the availability of classroom technology holding you back? Budgets are tight? Technology is expensive? While some HyFlex courses “offer three paths for learning: 1) in the classroom, 2) learning synchronously online with a web conferencing tool like zoom, […]

Build to Pivot

The ongoing pandemic combined with global warming-related natural disasters has introduced a measure of uncertainty into how to best build courses to ensure instructional continuity. The HyFlex model of course delivery can reduce this uncertainty by structuring courses for in-person delivery when circumstances allow while also supporting fully online delivery- synchronously, asynchronously or both. The […]

What should be counted as equivalent participation in a HyFlex course?

When designing different types of courses, especially those that are HyFlex, it is extremely important to start with the establishment of clear and measurable course learning objectives (Check out this resource from UNC Charlotte). Once your learning objectives have been established, you can proceed to create participation/engagement activities that best match each of the delivery […]

Common Anxieties in Beginning HyFlex: Managing Workload

When asked, faculty and instructional designers often list the same concerns (anxieties, fears) about starting to teach or support HyFlex courses: Managing Workload, Learning to Teach Differently, Preventing Student Confusion and Chaos, Ensuring Student Success in All Modes, and Deficient Technology Resources. Do you (or did you) share any of these at the beginning of […]

Outdoor HyFlex is a Safe and Interactive Way to Teach

We should have known that the return to teaching normalcy would be fraught with obstacles, and one of the biggest is the mask. The mask, along with its cohort, the plexiglas barrier, may be helpful in limiting transmission of airborne pathogens. However, these devices may also be limiting communication. They muffle voices, hide facial expressions, […]

Accessibility and HyFlex Learning

Accessibility is an important key concept related to the HyFlex delivery model. Accessibility can be viewed as having several meanings in this context. First, students need to be equipped with the technology and skills necessary to make their chosen participation mode accessible to them. Second, the digital content and tools that are fundamental to online […]

Assessment Efficiency and Effectiveness

One barrier to HyFlex adoption is the time it takes to curate, create, or adapt content for multiple learning modes. In addition, being present in class for multiple modes can be a time challenge. There are learning management system features you can take advantage of and strategies you can employ to take time required for […]