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Attendance Strategies in HyFlex Environments

Below are some strategies for instructors at NDSU to help keep track of attendance while teaching in a HyFlex environment.

  • Questions using the new TurningPoint Web (clicker type questions) during class session. Students can respond on any mobile devices and computers. Remote students join in and asynchronous can be set up to respond later.
  • Short Blackboard (Bb) quiz that is timed to open up at start of class with a password. Students respond to a few low stakes questions when class first starts and closes after 5-10 minutes. This will provide a listing showing activity (tests completed) and students could earn a point or two for their answers. It can be a quick knowledge check combined with documenting attendance.
  • Bb Discussion forum asking students to post a question from the class they just attended. Set the permissions that they do not see other posts until they post.
  • Bb Learning Journals – student write up their one-minute paper right after class to reflect on what the key concepts were and what they need help with
  • Web conferencing participation/attendee log
  • Another idea is to have the students check in via the chat feature to say hi, I’m here, thumbs up, tip of the day, best song, etc. Anything to add a little fun!
  • Bb Attendance tool – roll call 5 minutes into class, or at the end of class to ensure students are still there.
  • Bb Group activities 
    • Ask the groups to submit notes sharing the work each class session. Could be a photo of handwritten notes
    • photos of the students working
    • screen capture of a breakout room in Zoom or Collaborate
  • VoiceThread posts and replies to posts

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Keywords:HyFlex, NDSU HyFlex, remote, remote teaching, online teaching, hybrid, pedagogy, best practices, attendance   Doc ID:104725
Owner:Marisa M.Group:IT Knowledge Base
Created:2020-08-06 16:03 CDTUpdated:2020-08-24 14:36 CDT
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