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==Before the first day of class==
 
==Before the first day of class==
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A few steps are needed before first meeting with Hyflex students:
 
# [[Create a new course site|Create a new Sakai site]] to serve as a general hub for your course
 
# [[Create a new course site|Create a new Sakai site]] to serve as a general hub for your course
 
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==How does it work?==
 
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The new HyFlex classroom hardware consists of a few important components which are already configured for instructors to use:
 
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Revision as of 14:41, 18 August 2021

This article discusses teaching and facilitation in Brock's new HyFlex rooms, and is intended for instructors that are new to these spaces.

Before the first day of class

A few steps are needed before first meeting with Hyflex students:

  1. Create a new Sakai site to serve as a general hub for your course
  2. Create a Teams site to host class meetings online
    1. Optionally, add a link to your Teams site from your Sakai site
  3. Create a recurring meeting in Teams. This will serve to connect your online students with your on-campus class.

How does it work?

The new HyFlex classroom hardware consists of a few important components which are already configured for instructors to use:

  1. A high-quality video camera and speaker, usually in the back of the room. Students that join your class remotely (normally via Teams) can participate via this speaker. The camera is positioned to record the instructor as well as presentation content that's displayed at the front of the room.
  2. A directional microphone hung above the classroom podium. The microphone is able to record the instructor as well as most questions that in-class participants ask during class meetings.
  3. A large video display near the back of the room. The conference platform in use (often Teams) will be shown within this display and will include remote participants that have joined the class meeting.