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. 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 have a dual monitor setup, enabled for extended desktop. This provides the ability to move the Zoom gallery to the second monitor and use the classroom video screen solely for course content. Check out this video overview of Duquesne's HyFlex classrooms: DU HyFlex Classrooms.
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 are displayed in each space.
Classroom Covid Capacities - A listing of room capacities and HyFlex equipment in Registrar classrooms.
Spring Semester Classroom Improvements - Descriptions by building of upgrades and improvements of Registrar classrooms.
Mouse Video - Difficulty locating your cursor in a classroom with a secondary monitor? Want to change the size and color to make life easier? Check out this short video.