Hybrid-Flexible (HyFlex) classrooms are designed to accommodate the simultaneous teaching of in-person students and online learners. The concept originated to provide students the flexibility to choose how they would attend classes depending upon their preference or particular need. In this Covid world, HyFlex is becoming the norm for delivering instruction while following social distancing guidelines.
Duquesne HyFlex classrooms are designed to use the room's existing AV equipment in conjunction with Zoom and a portable webcam. The operation of the classroom is simple: log into the classroom computer, access course content, open a scheduled Zoom session, and position the webcam. A long extension cable on the webcam permits flexibility in positioning the unit. It may be aimed at the front of the room for the remote students to see the instructor, at the whiteboard to view annotations, or at the in-person students for class discussions. Once the webcam position is set, content can be shared through Zoom. Larger classrooms will have a dual monitor setup, enabled for extended desktop. This will provide the ability to move the Zoom grid of the online learners to the second monitor (a 75" flat panel) and use the classroom video screen solely for course content.
SOCIAL DISTANCING: Following CDC guidelines, classroom occupancies have been reduced to 40% of previous capacities and lecture halls have been reduced to 20%. Occupancy signs will be displayed in each space. Please advise students on proper social distancing in all classrooms - space them out within the room, and depending on the space, keep the first row open to provide a larger barrier between you and your students.
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HyFlex Classrooms instructions are available on the HyFlex Resources page