This Week for Faculty: Hybrid (HyFlex) Classroom Info Sessions with CUIT & CTL

by | Dec 7, 2020

Hybrid (HyFlex) Classroom Info Sessions with CUIT & CTL

Are you considering teaching a hybrid (HyFlex) class next semester? Are you wondering about the new technology in the Columbia hybrid (HyFlex) classrooms? Would you like to learn more about the support available to you—both technological and pedagogical—if you teach a hybrid (HyFlex) class? 

Join Columbia University Information Technology (CUIT) and Columbia Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) for a joint session! We will provide an overview of hybrid (HyFlex) classroom technology, share pedagogical resources, and leave lots of time for questions. 

Each session will be held in a new hybrid (HyFlex) classroom on the Columbia Morningside campus and will be facilitated using hybrid (HyFlex) methods. Participants can choose between attending via Zoom or attending in-person. Register through the links below:

Date & Time: Wednesday, December 9; 1:00 PM–2:00 PM
Location: 301M Fayerweather Hall or via Zoom

Date & TimeThursday, December 10; 1:00–2:00 PM
Location: 402 Chandler Hall or via Zoom

Resource: Learning Through Synchronous and Asynchronous Discussion

Discussions can be meaningful and engaging learning experiences: dynamic, eye-opening, and generative. This resource presents key considerations in class discussions and offers strategies for how instructors can prepare and engage in effective synchronous and asynchronous classroom discussions.


What is it like to teach and learn at Columbia in 2020? Read, watch, and listen to stories from Columbia voices below, and share your own voice.

Daniel Geller, Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine (Occupational Therapy), writes about his experience teaching Physical Disabilities (PD) 1 & 2, a clinical course for the Occupational Therapy Master of Science program. He taught PD 1 in a fully online format in Summer 2020, and PD 2 in a hybrid format in Fall 2020. Both courses had two components: 1) lecture with PowerPoint presentations, case studies, and group discussions; and 2) a lab that entails demonstrations, hands-on practice, and case studies.

Yarin Reindorp, Sophomore at the School of General Studies and CTL Student as Pedagogical Partnercreated a visual graphic to depict her experience with online learning. She describes how she has had to adjust her expectations and reimagine learning using technology. She shares strategies that have been helpful for her, such as focusing on making connections with other students and instructors.