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Teaching Modes

This guide provides resources and guidance for faculty around different possible modes of instruction, including face-to-face, hybrid, and online. We will continue to update this guide throughout the summer, so check back for up

What Is HyFlex?

HyFlex courses are designed to allow students to choose whether to attend classes face-to-face or online, synchronously or asynchronously.

Here is a more in-depth definition from EDUCAUSE's "7 Things You Should Know About the HyFlex Course Model":

"HyFlex is a course design model that presents the components of hybrid learning (which combines face-to-face with online learning) in a flexible course structure that gives students the option of attending sessions in the classroom, participating online, or doing both. Students can change their mode of attendance weekly or by topic, according to need or preference. In this “flexible hybrid” design, instructors provide course content for both participation modes and can tailor activities for each format. This is not a self-paced model, even though online sessions can be either synchronous or asynchronous. Students frequently take the same final assessment, regardless of the chosen path through the material. The menu of options offered by HyFlex can ease the scheduling burden for students who commute long distances or who must be away from campus for athletics or other competitive activities. It is useful, too, for students who must coordinate work and family responsibilities with a challenging course schedule. In providing an online option, the model provides the flexibility to keep a class from falling behind if, for example, the instructor has to travel unexpectedly or the campus is closed due to weather or other circumstances."

HyFlex Considerations

Currently, the College supports HyFlex courses in our Collaboratory and in Duke 103, which have built-in technology that supports this teaching mode. For instructors that are piloting HyFlex in other spaces, we have several kinds of flexible teaching kits available for circulation in Hege. Please use our form to apply to use the Collaboratory for spring 2022 or for summer or fall 2022, or contact the Registrar, if you are interested in reserving Duke 103.

Other classrooms are in the process of being upgraded to support HyFlex courses, are Frank 320 and King 123.