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Hybrid / Synchronous Simulcast

Students are divided into two groups. One group meets with the instructor in the classroom (face-to-face) at every class meeting. The other group meets online at every class meeting. The two groups interact via synchronous simulcast with the instructor and their peers through Zoom (or similar technology).

This site provides instructions and best practices for you to successfully conduct your class to face-to-face and online students simultaneously.

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For any single class session:

An example described:

A 50-minute MWF class has 40 enrolled students.  Some enrolled for the face-to-face section and some enrolled for the synchronous online section. Each class session the F2F group meets with the instructor in the physical classroom and the online group connects to class synchronously via Zoom. After each class session, the instructor can produce an attendance report for those students who have connected remotely via Zoom.

How Should I Proceed?

  1. Start your fall course planning by first finding out what technology will be available in your classroom and what that technology will allow you to do (see: Using the Technology in Your Classroom).  There are some teaching constraints associated with Hyflex teaching that may require a different approach for the learning experiences you provide your students. 
  2. Then, explore Facilitating Your Hyflex Course to learn:   
    • How to simultaneously engage both in-classroom and online students.  
    • How to provide equitable learning experiences for both in-classroom and online students. 
    • How to develop a robust Canvas site for your course to support students and provide a bridge should we have to leave campus.  

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