Although some of the logistics and mechanics may change, you can maintain your teaching style, even while mixing modalities. Instruction with a mix between online and in-person (e.g., HY: Hybrid - On-campus & online or OI: 76-99% Online Interactive) will utilize many of the same techniques in order to facilitate student engagement and student-to-student interaction. For example:
- In a hybrid setting, call on your online students first for comments or discussion. This will help distanced students be involved and will ensure everyone can hear each other, as they will be projected through your room's sound system.
- Group students based on their modality: in-person with in-person and remote with remote. This will save in-person students from having to bring extra equipment, such as headphones and microphones.
- For remote students, use Zoom Breakout rooms to break them into smaller groups.
- Provide specific, written instructions for synchronous activities that you can project on the screen and in Zoom.
- Explain the purpose of the activity in your description.
- Explicitly state how long students will be doing each part of the activity before the activity begins. Then provide verbal cues/reminders/messages during the activity (e.g., "Only 2 minutes left."), to help students manage time.
- Use other media for students to collaborate and share their responses
- Canvas Pages, Assignments, or Discussions
- Google collaboration tools
- Personal mini-whiteboards and markers
- Use the debrief/output of the activity to support a follow-up assignment (e.g., asynchronous discussion or written reflection).
If you feel uncertain about how to adapt an activity, contact your campus teaching and learning center to work with a consultant.
For additional information and resources about adapting an activity on your own, see the Center for Teaching and Learning's resources for Engaging Students in the Physically Distanced Classroom