Resources for Preparing a Hybrid-Blended/Reduced Classroom Meetings Course

A Hybrid – Blended/Reduced Classroom Meetings Course features a low-density in-person environment, with one or more remote students; students meet with the instructor in the classroom (face-to-face) for a limited number of class meetings during the semester. Remaining class interaction with the instructor and peers occurs through Blackboard or Zoom (or similar technology) in a synchronous or asynchronous manner (asynchronous is more common for this format).

If you are planning to teach a hybrid-blended/reduced classroom meetings course in the fall, please start your preparation by watching this short video (password = Teach2020!) that provides an overview of teaching in this mode, information about the technologies that are available to you, and some best practices to get you started.

If you have not already done so, familiarize yourself with a brand new resource now available in Blackboard called Fall 2020 Keep Teaching, which contains structured guidance through the process of designing and developing your course for fall semester.

ITLAL has developed a set of text-based resources relevant to teaching in Fall 2020. Please visit the Teaching Strategies for Fall 2020 Course Modalities page to locate the resources that are relevant for your courses.

Finally, all instructors moving to hybrid-blended/reduced classroom meetings courses should participate in the essential workshops listed below. Please also see the list of additional workshops that may be appropriate for your teaching or your course. If you are unable to attend a session live, you can locate recordings of all sessions, including past sessions, in the Fall 2020 Keep Teaching resource. Simply log in and click Summer 2020 Workshop and Webinar Recordings on the left-side menu.

Essential Workshops to Prepare for Hybrid-Blended/Reduced Classroom Meetings Teaching

Below are the workshops and webinars that are ESSENTIAL to help instructors move to hybrid-blended/reduced classroom meetings courses.

Workshops to help you design your course
Workshops to help you make decisions about accessible course structure, learning activities, and assessments in Blackboard
Workshops to help you communicate with students

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Additional Workshops to Prepare for Hybrid-Blended/Reduced Classroom Meetings Teaching

Several additional workshops and webinars may be relevant, depending on your teaching goals, teaching approach, or background in online teaching and learning. The full schedule of summer workshops and webinars is available here.

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