Hybrid Teaching Toolkit

Teaching a Hybrid course this semester? We're here to help.

Hybrid formats consist of a mixture of on-campus in-person learning and remote/online learning. Some may include alternating days/weeks for students to attend class with assigned asynchronous work on other days.

Course Design

When making the shift to hybrid instruction, examine how you'll teach—or better, interact—with students asynchronously. Think of yourself as the class facilitator to remind students they take the onus of their own learning. 

Think about how you can incorporate educational technologies, both in the classroom and used asynchronously, for content access and activities. Be prepared to help students troubleshoot technical problems if they come up. Finally, leverage instruction, events, and connections made in your in-person sessions within the online class session, and provide opportunities varied choices for interaction.

Consider these five things as you plan your hybrid course:

  1. Create short, segmented videos to introduce students to new content when delivered asynchronously
  2. Incorporate weekly objectives to guide student learning between in-person, remote, and/or asynchronous sessions
  3. Set clear expectations—clearly explain what you expect students to accomplish by the end of each session
  4. Develop a variety of learning experiences—examples include individual and group assignments, weblinks, case studies, quizzes, papers, and discussions
  5. Make clear learning connections between in-person, remote, and/or asynchronous sessions

Course Facilitation

When students navigate through their asynchronous class sessions online, they are engaged in a different way, tasked with making sense of and prioritizing course content and activities in the Canvas course on their own. It’s a student-centered experience by its nature, but they’re not alone.

  • Your role as facilitator comes through a variety of interactions that guide them along the learning experience together. This is often referred to as online instructor presence.
  • Remember: Your facilitation extends to your lecture and resource videos as well as through your writing voice when communicating assignment instructions, discussion posts, announcements, and emails.

Read more about developing effective online facilitation skills on USF TEAch »

Student Engagement

Here are some suggestions on how to engage all your students:

Need more suggestions? Request a consultation with the Instructional Design team.

Assessing Student Learning

What are your current assessment strategies? How can you scaffold the learning process for students to be successful in your class, regardless of when they're participating? Determine if your assignments align to your course learning objectives. Here are some suggestions for assessing student learning:

Resources Curated by the Instructional Design Team