Resources for NDSU instructors
HyFlex is short for hybrid-flexible. At NDSU, this means each course is built to give students and instructors a choice to attend either in person or remotely. The course still has a physical classroom and synchronous instruction, and the learning outcomes are the same regardless of mode of attendance. It uses existing technologies as well as new ones planned from CARES funding to achieve this. HyFlex is not a software package, a learning management system, or a specific pedagogical approach.
Frequently Asked Questions
Please review our Classroom FAQ's if you have questions about your classroom before you call the Help Desk.
Classroom Technology/Equipment ListList of technology available in each classroom (updated frequently)
Teaching HyFlex in Different Types of Classrooms
Using technology to deliver HyFlex instruction in the following contexts:
Pedagogical Tips and Best Practices
- How to get learning and teaching technology as well as instructional design help, consultation services, and training/workshops
- Make the Switch to Remote Teaching (tips and tricks for instructors making the switch to remote teaching)
- Accessibility Tips in a HyFlex Teaching Environment
- Active Learning Tips in HyFlex Environments
- Assignment Tips Teaching in a HyFlex Environment
- Assessment Strategies in a HyFlex Environment
- Groupwork in a HyFlex Teaching Environment
- Student Engagement in the HyFlex Environment
- Web conferencing Best Practices: Teaching in a HyFlex Environment
- HyFlex Resources Showcase includes Active Learning, Groupwork, and Polling in the HyFlex Model (Hosted on YouTube)
- HyFlex demo by Dr. Carrie Anne Platt, *Note, this video defaults to play in a speaker view. To view in gallery view to see all participants, hover over the icon that will say "Switch Playback View" in the bottom right of the video.
Upcoming Faculty Open Forums:
IT will host weekly open forums for all faculty and staff to attend to answer questions related to fall instruction. Registration not required—join us when you’re able.
- Ally Overview, Demo and Discussion - Thursday, January 7 at 11:00 a.m. to learn more about Ally, the accessibility tool that has launched within Blackboard for spring courses https://ndsu.zoom.us/j/92923323427.
- Recording of November 16 Open Forum Presentation by Dr. Carrie Anne Platt on HyFlex in the classroom: https://ndsu.zoom.us/rec/share/qNmPivmVApbYdV5ux8MQ_AinXzQe6p7rAiW43WzQN7k0kXJE4LoTQjeODU74GQ.j4uP9DbW5PtMTUcj
- Recording of December 16 Open Forum Presentation by Dr. Beena Ajmera on HyFlex in a lab classroom: https://ndsu.zoom.us/rec/share/Kno7yZB_sWo8OOVnbpaGCjo96Kwayn8Cu4izx0zxh0CHAyjbYK0_Qj8oj9uqtQ83.iz4qNZGhM__LeA_-
What’s the LAIC and what happened to the TLMC?Before COVID-19 shifted priorities dramatically, a number of changes were underway in ITS. Here is a synopsis of the exciting activities that are underway and are positively affecting how we offer services:
- We incorporated all things teaching and learning to support faculty and students in one location, the Learning and Applied Innovation Center (LAIC)
- In order to provide as many services as possible to students and faculty we incorporated the functions of the Classroom Technology, Instructional Services, Interactive Technology (web conferencing, HyFlex functionality, IVN, etc.), the Technology Learning Media Center, Training, and Course/Assignment Workshops for Students along with new Instructional Design offerings within the purview of the LAIC
- In addition to Instructional Design consultation, we have also re-envisioned the role of our talented student staff to support students and faculty in core teaching and learning technologies