This collection of research and experience supported materials was created to help you meet your dynamic teaching and learning needs. Check out the resources provided here to learn more about establishing an engaging community in your face to face, remote, and HyFlex classes. You’ll also find information and tips for maintaining high expectations, fostering inclusivity, and building rapport with students in various learning environments, simultaneously.
Blackboard Photo Roster
Get to know your classroom community a little bit better! Learn how to access your class photo roster on Blackboard and get a clear picture of your students (what’s under their masks or behind their cameras at least).
Sample Syllabus Language
This page is intended to provide CMU students with most of the technology-related information needed to participate in a HyFlex classroom environment. While every course and instructor are different, this information is meant to cover the most common scenarios we anticipate to apply to the majority of courses at CMU.
This video will walk you through a few ways to create a class schedule and track attendance.
Here, you’ll learn more about implementing groups in your course, as well as how to apply various educational technologies to best employ groups in your virtual, bi-modal, hyflex, learning space.
In this video, faculty member Dr. Doug Lapp, illustrates how to create small groups or “channels” within Microsoft Teams.
Read on to learn how to apply synchronous sessions to get the most out of your HyFlex course.
In this video, we share a few techniques to engage learners in a bi-modal classroom using practical, active learning strategies.
This guide contains a collection of resources that will be helpful to any teaching assistant or other student helping to support your HyFlex course delivery.
Hosting virtual office hours provides flexibility and convenience for both faculty and students. Here, we provide best practices in hosting office hours in virtual spaces.
In this video, we share a few techniques to foster small group learning opportunities in diverse class environments.
Classroom (In)Civility Series
In this 2 part video series, we will discuss the dynamic and contextual nature of classroom management and introduce strategies and support resources to build and maintain a healthy classroom environment.
Classroom (In)Civility Part 1 (6:52)
In this video, we will identify common classroom management challenges and explore communication and expectations as valuable tools to prevent and address classroom management issues.
Classroom (In)Civility Part 2 (7:48)
In this video, we will explore the value of objectivity in managing our classroom and also identify the resources that are available to support instructors in their classroom management endeavors.
Here is a list of hand-picked resources and tutorials on topics specifically related to this category. Some of these are mentioned within and pertain to the items above, while others are included as additional instructive material. Note: some links will require a CMICH login for access.
For additional help and training on educational technologies, such as Blackboard, WebEx, Panopto and more, check out our Tackling the Technology
If additional assistance and consultation are needed, the CIS staff are available to support you. Contact us at CIS@cmich.edu
or call 989-774-3615.