HyFlex Resources for Fall 2020

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HyFlex Courses: Fall 2020

Drawing on components of the HyFlex model, on-campus courses offered at MUR in Fall 2020 will be designed to provide high flexibility for students and faculty by providing face-to-face and virtual learning options using Canvas and other campus systems.

“Hyflex” should be broadly understood to be “[a] course design model that presents the components of hybrid learning (which combines face-to-face with [distance] learning) in a flexible course structure that gives students the option of attending sessions in the classroom, participating [synchronously] online, or doing both,” as quoted in Educause Learning Initiative, “7 Things You Should Know about the HyFlex Course Model,”

While faculty planning to teach on-campus (aka HyFlex) are not expected to develop a fully-realized online course and a fully realized face-to-face course, Fall 2020 on-campus courses should reasonably accommodate students who cannot attend regular course meetings. The most effective and efficient way for faculty to do this is to use Canvas and other campus systems to deliver their courses. Using Canvas to deliver course content, learning exercises (including lectures), assessments, and important communication provides equal access to the full course experience for all students enrolled, regardless of their method of participation.

HyFlex Resources

(Note: You must be logged in to Canvas Commons in order to use the link for the Course Template above)

E-Campus HyFlex resources are designed specifically for faculty preparing their traditionally on-campus, face-to-face courses for blended delivery, in which some students will participate in-class while others participate virtually, walking users through three essential considerations in the preparation of a course for HyFlex delivery:

  • organization of course content
  • translating face-to-face activities to the online environment
  • Canvas course site setup

Did you know?... Over 50% of students at MUR have already taken an online course. All of the courses developed in partnership with E-Campus use the exact same Canvas setup (we call a "template"). Students have reported that they find the template useful, making it easier for them to figure out how to navigate their courses.

To make things easier for you to set up your course, we’ve also created a Canvas course template that mirrors the Canvas template most MUR students are used to seeing but is also specifically designed for Fall 2020 course delivery. This template can be imported into your own course, which we'll be introducing to you in these guides. Using this template is entirely optional, but it comes already set up with a course Home Page and Modules to take some of the work out of the process for you. These guides will walk you through how to set up your course using the template, as well as how to set up your course from scratch if you’d prefer to build everything yourself.

NOTE: To access the template, you will first need to log into Canvas. Then, in Canvas, click the "Commons" link in the left navigation. Finally, go to: https://lor.instructure.com/resources/64c4f5bac35e4dfd9fdaeb0805806918?shared

If you have any questions while you walk through the content of these guides, please don’t hesitate to reach out to E-Campus at ecampushelp@miamioh.edu so we can help.

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