Resources for Preparing a Hybrid-Synchronous Simulcast Course

A Hybrid – Synchronous Simulcast Course is a low-density in-person class with one or more remote students; in class students meet with the instructor in the classroom (face-to-face) at every class meeting.  All other students in the class interact with the instructor and their peers through Zoom (or similar technology) in a synchronous manner.

If you are planning to teach a hybrid-synchronous simulcast 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-synchronous simulcast 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-Synchronous Simulcast Teaching

Below are the workshops and webinars that are ESSENTIAL to helping instructors move to hybrid-synchronous simulcast 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-Synchronous Simulcast 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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