This Week for Faculty: Plan for Spring 2021: Sessions, Resources, and Voices

by | Dec 14, 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.

This 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 link below. 

Date & Time: Tuesday, December 15; 1:00 PM–2:00 PM
Location: 301M Fayerweather Hall or via Zoom

Hybrid & Online Teaching Institute

Preparing to teach a hybrid or online course for Spring 2021? If you haven’t already, be sure to enroll in the Hybrid & Online Teaching Institute to access a toolkit to help you plan your seminar, small lecture, or large lecture class.

Once you’ve completed the asynchronous modules in CourseWorks (approximately 4 hours), join the CTL and other faculty participants for a 90-minute synchronous online session via Zoom. Register through the link below. 

Date and TimeTuesday, December 15, 2:00 PM–3:30 PM

New Instructional Videos: Learning Through Synchronous and Asynchronous Discussion

The CTL has developed new instructional videos that offer strategies for promoting learning through both synchronous and asynchronous discussion. The videos walk viewers through Zoom features, CourseWorks Discussion Tool options and other collaborative tools that promote student engagement in discussion.


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

Amanda Sarafian, Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine (Occupational Therapy) at CUIMC, shares her experience with hybrid/HyFlex teaching in Fall 2020 in an audio clip.

Kalisa Ndamage headshot 

Kalisa Ndamage, Senior, School of Engineering and Applied Science and CTL Student as Pedagogical Partnershares positive aspects of learning online in an audio clip, along with other Columbia undergraduate seniors Jasleen Chaggar, Ella Frederickson, and Casey Boynton.