Teaching HyFlex in Temporary/Nontraditional Classrooms (limited technology)
Temporary/Nontraditional classrooms have been brought online with limited technology to support classes to meet with 50% occupancy to allow for social distancing. They can still support HyFlex instruction.
Check out the Temporary/Non-Traditional Classrooms - Table to find what technology is in the room you were assigned.
New technologies are being added to rooms and will continue through the first few months of the semester. You CAN teach HyFlex in any classroom. All classrooms will include projector or TV display and computer. What you may not have, yet, is the camera(s), student microphone (ceiling mounted or tabletop), and Smart Podium display (for annotations).
- Start the web conferencing application about 5-10 minutes before class starts to provide remote students with time to log in and adjust microphones and cameras (if available)
- Make sure your laptop/desktop microphone and camera are working well.
- Have a TA or a student assistant (rotating volunteers in class) to help monitor the remote students’ activity (chat, hands raised, muted microphone)
- Welcome all students to the class
- Have a short script explaining the HyFlex teaching model, how you expect the class to work and ask for questions.
- Make sure to Record the session so students, who may need to watch asynchronously can do so
- You may have a cart with a projector and desktop computer with no camera. You will need a microphone connected to the computer for your remote students to hear you and speakers for you and the classroom students to hear remote students.
- You may bring your own laptop, using the laptop microphone and camera (if available) and connect to the computer.
- Start the web conferencing software
- Ask if anyone else in the class has a laptop and would like to help with the remote student questions
- If the projector is not yet installed, or the projected image is too small for the space, ask classroom students to bring laptops to class to follow along with everyone (make sure you tell them to mute mics and speakers)
- If you don’t have a camera, just add a profile image to your web conferencing software to display during the class
- To reduce noise when individuals are asking questions use the chat feature to queue up the next question