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Hybrid & Online Teaching Institute for Faculty 

In summer 2020, the CTL launched the Hybrid & Online Teaching Institute: an online offering that guides faculty through adapting their courses from face-to-face to online or hybrid formats. Through asynchronous and synchronous components, this offering provides instructors a foundation that can serve across all formats of teaching with the capacity to adapt quickly to whatever mode of teaching makes the most sense at any given time.

Who is the Institute open to?

The Hybrid & Online Teaching Institute is open to all Columbia faculty and graduate student instructors of record preparing to teach a hybrid or online course. Teaching Assistants or Teaching Fellows, please engage in the CTL’s Supporting Hybrid & Online Learning and Teaching offering.

Program Description

The institute consists of asynchronous, on-demand content hosted in CourseWorks followed by a synchronous experience with CTL staff and other faculty participants over Zoom or hybrid delivery. Together, these two parts provide faculty with a comprehensive toolkit they can apply to their own course context whether this may be a seminar, small lecture, or large lecture class. The total time commitment is under six hours.

Asynchronous Modules

The asynchronous portion of the Institute is available as five modules in CourseWorks which faculty complete on their own time. Modules contain a variety of content in text and video formats, practical strategies, and resources. 

Module topics include: 

(1) Adapting Your Face-to-Face Course for Online/Hybrid Learning: First Steps

(2) Welcoming Students to Online Learning and Creating Community

(3) Engaging Students in Active Learning Online

(4) Assessing Student Learning Online

(5) HyFlex Essentials

Synchronous Sessions

The subsequent live sessions facilitated by CTL staff, over Zoom or delivered in a hybrid format, create a space for faculty to:

  • Ask questions
  • Share ideas and teaching approaches with colleagues
  • Discuss anticipated challenges and solutions in groups
  • Engage in whole group Q&A discussion
  • Strategize for their courses

Depending on the type of course you will be teaching, the CTL offers sessions on online teaching and hybrid/HyFlex teaching. Alternatively, the CTL can work with schools to organize a live session just for your community; if you are interested in scheduling a session, please contact CTLFaculty@columbia.edu.

Additional Resources and Support

Check out the CTL’s Hybrid/HyFlex and Online Teaching portfolio which includes on-demand text and video resources on topics ranging from creating community in the classroom, assessing student learning, to instructional technology tools to support teaching and learning in online and hybrid/HyFlex courses. 

Schedule a consultation to discuss your online or hybrid/HyFlex teaching by emailing ColumbiaCTL@columbia.edu, or join us for office hours via Zoom (or phone) Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm.

The CTL is here for faculty.

The Columbia Center for Teaching and Learning provides an array of support for faculty in both their work and their professional development.