All students in the class meet with the instructor in the classroom as a single group (face-to-face) at one meeting per week. During the other meetings of the class, students learn online, through either synchronous or asynchronous instruction.
MONDAYS– Instructor and Students are all in the Classroom (socially distanced and wearing masks):
WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS – Instructor and students interact online, either synchronously via Zoom or asynchronously via Canvas or a combination of both.
As an example:
- Mondays – Entire class meets in the face-to-face physical classroom as a single group (instructor may introduce a topic via lecture, activities, etc.).
- Wednesdays – Students complete activities and/or homework asynchronously (may consist of readings, videos or pre-recorded lectures, and exercises or case studies). Instructor is available online to answer any questions.
- Fridays – Class meets synchronously online via Zoom where the instructor answers questions about the activities and leads students in whole-group and small-group activities and discussions (the latter via Zoom breakout rooms) that cover the material from Monday and Wednesday.
The best way to be prepared for any teaching/learning scenario is to create a robust Canvas site for your course. Doing so will provide you and your students the flexibility to fully participate regardless of the delivery mode (Face-to-face, Hybrid, Online).
- Includes an inviting course Homepage.
- Employs a course template designed by OIT to help structure your course site.
- Uploads course content to include recorded lectures, PowerPoints, links to external web resources and other materials.
- Creates assignments that are automatically linked to the gradebook and the course calendar and establish a standard method for students to submit assignments.
- Creates online assessments using the Canvas quiz tool, in which quiz questions and distractors can be randomized to create unique student attempts.
- Delivers live lectures and conducts office hours online in Zoom.
These Canvas resources can help you create a robust Canvas site:
- Complete the Online Canvas Training for Faculty at your own pace (log in with NetID/Password)
- Explore OIT’s Online@UT (Canvas) Resource Guide to familiarize yourself with using Canvas
- Teaching Online Reboot: Canvas and Zoom. Learn the general framework for easily creating Canvas course sites by applying a new course template as well as techniques to manage the online classroom environment using Zoom