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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.

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.

HyFlex resources

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.   

Content Delivery in Multiple Modalities
Resources and information on topics ranging from classroom logistics and course management to communicating with and delivering content to students in diverse learning environments.
Structuring Community and Sustaining Expectations
Consider resources to help maintain high expectations, while fostering inclusivity, equity, and engagement in both online and face-to-face modalities.   
Tackling the Technology
Access materials to learn more about the technological resources that can help your course work for you and your students.  
Confirming Student Knowledge
All things assessment. From “in class” checks to final exams (and everything in between), how do we tell if our students are getting it? 

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 or call 989-774-3615.