HyFlex Teaching at UHD
Welcome to UHD's resource page on HyFlex teaching and classrooms at UHD. Please note that the term HyFlex is used across the academy in various ways. We are working to refine our implementation of this new classroom and pedagogical structure, so please consult this page regularly for updates and contact Michelle Moosally with any questions.
In the academy generally, the term “HyFlex" was originally coined to describe an instructional approach that allows multimodal flexible engagement by students—they can participate in-person, synchronously, or asynchronously. This flexibility is achieved through specific classroom technology set-ups as well as carefully designed pedagogical strategies to encompass the flexible modalities.
At UHD, the term “HyFlex" refers to an instructional approach that allows choice by students between in-person and synchronous electronic engagement in the same class section. At this time for Fall 2021, we are not considering fully asynchronous engagement to be inherent in these HyFlex classes, though faculty may develop this model further as we move forward with usage and discussion.
Fall 2021 Status of HyFlex
We are offering UHD HyFlex classes in Fall 2021! In our current scheduling process due to original COVID-19 considerations, these courses are set up as two separate sections in the schedule—one is a FTF section assigned to a HyFlex classroom and the other is a synchronous online section with the same meeting days/times as the FTF section. Thus, students are choosing a preferred engagement strategy. We are in conversation to clarify and expand models for scheduling our various modalities and will work with faculty, academic leadership, and Enrollment Management to identify and communicate best practices.
We do have a HyFlex Grant Opportunity for Fall—all faculty currently scheduled for HyFlex courses are eligible! We want to learn from our colleagues in these classroom environments.
Resources for Faculty
HyFlex Instructional Tips—pedagogy for HyFlex requires faculty to navigate multiple modalities and student engagement in the same classroom. This document offers some resources for your consideration (with huge thanks to CTLE leaders for this helpful resource!). Please see CTLE website for additional information.
Trainings in the HyFlex Classroom Technology—our Multimedia team can schedule appointments for you to check out the actual classroom spaces and get an introduction to the technology. Please contact Nikhil Bhatt.
For any questions, please contact Michelle Moosally / 713-221-8254.