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What is the HyFlex Modality?

What is HyFlex?

HyFlex is a “hybrid flexible” course design model that combines face-to-face learning with synchronous and asynchronous delivery with course content and activities for each format. Students have the option to “flex” their course to fit their needs by choosing in-person, online synchronous* or online asynchronous* attendance on a day-to-day/week-to-week basis. The physical classrooms are equipped with high fidelity audio and video-based hardware and software.

*Online Synchronous: Students attend the course live through software (such as Blackboard Collaborate) during the scheduled class meeting days and times.
*Online Asynchronous: Students access the class through Blackboard at least 3 times per week and are actively engaged in the course by meeting course requirements. Students selecting this option do not attend class during scheduled meeting times.

Please see this more detailed HyFlex description of the HyFlex modality.

Please view this HyFlex article shared by one of our ESL instructors, Cathy Kaye, for more information: 7 Things you Should Know about the HyFlex Course Model.

Note: These are the Classroom Technology Instructions found in the classroom which includes this camera remote instructions.

HyFlex Workshops and Schedule

HyFlex Workshop

The HyFlex Workshop will guide instructors through the pedagogy and technology of teaching in the HyFlex modality. The workshop is divided into two parts.

Part A is held in the HyFlex modality so participants can choose to attend either in the classroom at the Downtown campus or virtually. It will focus on the pedagogy of teaching students in the 3 intra-modalities described above.

Part B is held in a HyFlex classroom at the Downtown campus and will focus on using the technology in the HyFlex classroom and applying the concepts learned in Part A in a simulated HyFlex classroom setting.

Each part is approximately 4 hours long. There is a minimum requirement of 4 participants and a maximum of 10 participants. Attendance in both A & B sessions qualifies participants for 10 FQAS hours. Prerequisites: Instructors are expected to have attained Level 2 in the 21st Century Classroom requirements. Since this is not yet mandatory, experience teaching a fully online course, a working knowledge of the Blackboard Learning Management System and Blackboard Collaborate prior to taking this course is helpful.

Special Note: It is recommended you attend a HyFlex Workshop in the term prior to teaching in the HyFlex modality. For example, if you plan to teach in the Spring term, attend the HyFlex Workshop in the Fall term. If you take the HyFlex Workshop earlier than that, there are concepts and application you will likely forget by the time you teach.

Below is the HyFlex Workshop schedule through April 2022. 

To sign up (space is limited) or if you have any questions, please contact John Futterer at 

Training Topic

HyFlex Spring Session Part 1A

(Must also attend Part 1B)

April 19 5:00pm-9:00pm F2F or Virtual Full

HyFlex Spring Session Part 1B

(Must have attended Part 1A)

April 26 5:00pm-9:00pm F2F Only Full

HyFlex Summer Session 1

(Both Parts A & B in one day)

June 9 8:30am-3:30pm F2F Only Full

HyFlex Summer Session 2

(Both Parts A & B in one day)

June 14 8:30am-3:30pm F2F Only Open Seats


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