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Hybrid Teaching Overview


  1. Hybrid Teaching for Small Classes and Seminars
  2. Asynchronous remote teaching options

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Hybrid Teaching

  • Instructor: in classroom
  • Students: some remote, some in classroom
  • Interaction with remote students: Remote students connect to the “Zoom Course” call posted to Canvas. Instructor/TA connects to the same Zoom call from the classroom PC. Remote students see a live feed of audio/video from the classroom. Instructor shares content using “Share Screen” in Zoom. Remote students can share their video and audio, and share their screen. Instructor can see remote students in a grid.
  • How do instructors initiate the zoom call? Instructor or TA navigates to the course Canvas site on the class PC. Click on “Instructor Zoom Course” to start zoom call. By default, the remote students will appear on the 2nd display attached to the classroom PC.
  • What steps do Instructors need to take while teaching?
    • Log into the class PC with lawkey credentials or click on”Guest”
    • Double-click on Canvas icon on desktop and log in with Pennkey credentials.
    • On your Canvas site, click on “Instructor Zoom Course” to connect to the course Zoom call
    • Instructors use the classroom PC to display slides or other material on classroom large displays/projectors as usual. See here for instructions on sending the PC screen to the projector. Gittis and Silverman rooms
  • Whiteboard:

    • Faculty using the whiteboard should be mindful that the whiteboards may be difficult for remote students to read.
    • If you are a heavy whiteboard user, you may want to consider using a digital whiteboard solution.
  • How do remote students access the Zoom call? Remote students navigate to the course Canvas site and click on “Student Zoom Course.” Students see a live audio/video feed of the classroom. Instructor can “Share Screen” to send Powerpoint or other documents over the Zoom call. 
  • Considerations: 
    • Instructors can see/hear all of the remote students.
    • Students can ask questions and converse as if they were physically present.
    • The class PC must be connected to the Zoom call.
    • If instructor is showing powerpoint, they must click “Share Screen” in Zoom for the remote students to view.
    • If remote students are giving presentations, they need to made into a Co-Host on the Zoom call
    • Discussion and Q&A work best with established class norms.

Remote Asynchronous Teaching options

    • Interaction with Students: Pre-record lectures with Panopto. Pre-record interviews with Zoom. Upload documents to Canvas.
    • Whiteboard: Instructors use Digital Whiteboard
    • How do instructors post recordings and other materials? 
    • Considerations:
      • Students can watch on their own time
      • Recorded content may be substituted for some synchronous class time
      • This is a good option for lecture-based content or conversations with guest speakers; supplement with synchronous class discussions and Q&A
      • Be sure to communicate to students any expectations about when recorded content should be viewed



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