We know that hybrid teaching and learning is a hot topic in education as institutions nationally are working to bring their students back to campus as widely and as safely as possible. We recognize this is no easy task and understand that you may have some questions, as well as be interested in attending some instructional development opportunities to help you prepare for the fall semester.
Definitions of Hybrid learning vary but generally represent a structure that mixes online components into face-to-face teaching and learning, without being fully online (EDUCAUSE, 2020). The University of Central Florida defines it similarly in that “Blended courses (also known as hybrid or mixed-mode courses) are classes where a portion of the traditional face-to-face instruction is replaced by web-based online learning.”
As you can imagine, there are many ways to mix online and face-to-face components, which creates many variations of hybrid teaching and learning. Some of these include, but are not limited to:
Note: While HyFlex is the most flexible structure for students, it does have technology considerations to enable instructors to communicate to remote live students (note: not all classrooms have this capability) and implications for instructors related to course preparation (i.e., developing synchronous and asynchronous components that work together), course management (e.g., tracking student participation), and training (e.g., designing the course, facilitating face-to-face and remote groups at the same time, etc.).
The LTC will be offering a summer flexible faculty development workshop series specifically on hybrid teaching and learning. The series is divided into three categories, Planning for Flexibility, Hybrid Face-to-Face and Online Assessment, and The Hybrid Class. These sessions focus on technology-mediated activity design and development to help you plan for the next academic year.
This summer workshop series also has a connected LTC Summer Hybrid Faculty Development Series Canvas course, with a variety of resources, which you will receive access to after you register for a session. For more information on this instructional development opportunity, please visit the
Summer Flexible Hybrid Faculty Development Workshop Series post on the LTC Blog.
If you are interested in learning more about the HyFlex framework, the Learning Technology Center is hosting introductory discussion sessions on HyFlex on the following dates and times:
Throughout the summer we will be creating and cultivating more resources to support your hybrid course development. As we do, we will add them here so keep checking back!
Here are a couple to get started:
Coming Soon: A Canvas course site with a variety of materials to support hybrid course development!