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Hybrid, Rotating Face to Face

Students are divided into two or more groups. Each group meets with the instructor in the classroom (face-to-face) once per week. Students not meeting in the classroom are learning online, interacting 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:

A 50-minute MWF class has 60 enrolled students divided into three groups of 20 students (Groups A, B, and C). Each class session a different group meets face-to-face with the instructor in the physical classroom. The remaining two groups connect to class synchronously via Zoom. A GTA or Student Helper (shown in green) may facilitate communication between the instructor and the online students. After each class session, the instructor can produce an attendance report for those students who have connected online via Zoom.

  • Mondays – Group A and Instructor meet in the face-to-face physical classroom and Groups B and C connect synchronously via Zoom.
  • Wednesdays – Group B and Instructor meet in the face-to-face physical classroom Groups A and C connect synchronously via Zoom.
  • Fridays – Group C and Instructor meet in the face-to-face physical classroom and Groups A and B connect synchronously 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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