The term HyFlex is a simple combination of the words hybrid and flexible. There are quite a few other terms that others have used to describe their own localizations of HyFlex, or “Hybrid-Flexible” course designs. On this page, we identify those we are aware of, but we’re certain that this list is incomplete. Please send us updates with this form: [form opens in new tab].
Some institutions use different terms for variation of their approach, especially associated with different combinations of modes offered.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many institutions were unable to provide classroom instruction, and instead offered flexible options for students completely online. Essentially, this creates an “Online Hybrid-Flexible” approach that isn’t normally considered a true “HyFlex” course design because there is no in-person participation option. But with the changing times, perhaps we should consider expanding the HyFlex term to include these approaches as well.
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(first known reference; may be used by many other institutions currently)
|In-person||Online Synch-ronous||Online Asynch-ronous||Links and Comments|
|HyFlex||San Francisco State University||x||x||x||2006; (See the “Hyflex Book“)
Not all HyFlex courses offer both synchronous and asynchronous options.
|Online HyFlex or Bichronous||San Francisco State University||x||x||2020; removed the in-person option from HyFlex classes for 1-2 years in response to COVID-19 pandemic|
|Peirce Fit||Peirce College||x||x||x||2014; https://www.peirce.edu/degrees-programs/ways-to-learn/peirce-fit|
|Flex-VU Campus||Vanguard University – Costa Mesa, Ca||x||x||
|Flex-VU Virtual||Vanguard University – Costa Mesa, Ca||x||x||2020; in response to COVID-19 pandemic|
|HyFlex||University of St. Thomas- Minneapolis/St.Paul, MN||x||x||x||2020; limited in-person optionsin response to COVID-19 pandemic|
|CoFlex||University of St. Thomas- Minneapolis/St.Paul, MN||x||x||No fully asynchronous option, but significant asynchronous content to replace lecture time|
|Mixed Mode||University of St. Thomas- Minneapolis/St.Paul, MN||x and/or||x and/or||x and/or||any combination of modes|
|Hyflex||San Diego Christian College – Santee, Ca||x||x||
|ShenFlex||Shenandoah University||x||x||x||2020; in response to COVID-19 pandemic
|Multi-access Learning||University of Victoria||x||x||x||2009|
|FlexLearning||Barry University||x||x||2020; in response to COVID-19 pandemic|
|FlexLearning||Penn State – Lehigh Valley||x||x||x||2012; program discontinued? https://sites.psu.edu/lvflex/flexlearning-information-for-faculty/|
|Flexibly Accessible Learning Environment (FALE)||University of Georgia||x||x||x||2018; http://ldtglobal.coe.uga.edu/fale/ also refers to a “practically negotiated learning environment (PNLE)”|
|Converged Learning||Southern Cross University||x||x||x||2012|
|BlendFlex||Central Georgia Technical College||x||x||x||2016|
|Mode-neutral||Edge Hill College of Higher Education||x||x||x||2007 – http://modeneutral.com|
|Flexible Hybrid||University of California Irvine||x||x||x||2014|