Hybrid Flexible (HyFlex) Instruction
Upholding our mission of Engaging Learning, The Office of Curriculum and Instructional Support continues to offer ongoing support for CMU instructors. Here, we provide information and links to CIS-developed resources that have been strategically designed and customized to meet your dynamic teaching and learning needs.
Setting up and facilitating Hyflex instruction
Though there are obvious and less obvious differences between classroom and HyFlex classroom instruction, preparation can help in identifying and successfully planning to manage these differences. In the two videos below, we identify six steps to take, before class, to be well-prepared to teach in your HyFlex classroom and offer six more ideas for facilitating instruction.
Note: Mac-based podiums should use the ‘Quick Camera’ app to display the doc cam and not ‘QuickTime Player’ as the video mentions.
What is HyFlex?
HyFlex is a course design and delivery model that brings together in-person classroom-based instruction and synchronous (real-time) internet-based instruction. All CMU classrooms will be equipped to facilitate HyFlex instruction. Precisely which and how each piece of the HyFlex model is implemented can vary considerably by discipline or course, and some courses at CMU may require students to be present and in-person for hands-on work or use of specialized equipment. Students will receive information about how HyFlex will be used in each of their courses from their instructors as the semester begins.
The contents of this website provide a robust array of resources to assist in the development, design, and delivery of HyFlex courses. See this introduction video that gives a broad overview of HyFlex instruction methodology. This video is intended to provide an introduction to the concept of HyFlex instruction and not necessarily how it
will be implemented at CMU during a Pandemic or in specific courses.
Referenced resource: Sample Course Expectations for HyFlex Learners
HyFlex classrooms at CMU
HyFlex spaces are designated as Type 1, 2, 3, or A rooms. To learn more about the technology configuration for CMU's HyFlex classrooms, access a list of rooms, and check on OIT's installation progress, visit the HyFlex Knowledgebase article.
To help prepare and deliver your upcoming courses (HyFlex and beyond) you will find videos covering relevant evidence-based teaching and learning topics, experiential perspectives from CMU faculty, practical “How-To’s”, informational articles, and usable sample course materials, in the categorized sub-pages referenced below.
For technical assistance, the first point of contact is the OIT Help Desk. Additional resources and contact information are available on the Office of Information Technology’s Help Desk page
If additional assistance and consultation are needed, the CIS staff are available to support you. Contact us at CIS@cmich.edu or