The following is a resource for hybrid teaching (F2F and online) during a pandemic. Please note that considerations can overlap with other modalities of online and HyFlex education. This resource can be adapted to your needs and is not an exhaustive list. Take what you like and leave the rest!

In addition to students meeting course outcomes, the goal is to create engagement, inclusion, shared meaning, and human spaces.

Course and contingency planning considerations

1. You may need to switch from hybrid to teaching completely online depending on changes in health regulations and shutdowns.

2. Due to health regulations, class sizes may be reduced.

3. Start times/end times may be adjusted due to cleaning requirements between classes 

4. Students who are immune-compromised, have accessibility requirements, or are quarantining may need to do some or all of their learning remotely.   

5. If required to quarantine, you may need to teach remotely.

6. Plan engagement intentionally so online learners feel as engaged and connected/included as their F2F counterparts. 

7. Synchronous class session recordings should be made available to everyone within 24 hours.

8. It’s helpful to be clear to students about the IT requirements and protocols before the first class to save time.

9. Come to class a few minutes early to check that your technology is working and call IT if you are experiencing issues.

10. Have a plan for remote students if you cannot start on time due to technical issues. Example: If you cannot see me within the first 15 minutes of the scheduled start of the class, please sign out and work on your own. I will email you once we are back online and adjust the course to make sure you haven’t missed any instructions.

11. Have a plan for students who do not want to be recorded in the synchronous session.

12. Be sure to let your department know soon if you feel you need a TA’s assistance to support you on specific dates.

13. Hybrid teaching may require additional time (developing activities for in-class and remote students, developing fair assessments). Some front-loaded resources will be able to be reused for the next time you teach the course, and others may not. Make sure you are compensated for extra time.

14. If you need additional technology for a specific activity, make sure to put in a request with AV Services early.

15. Do you need to provide a choice of paths to complete an assignment or activity?

16. Make participation marks equitable for F2F and remote learners. 




UBC Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology. (2020, December 14). Discussion Paper on Hybrid Teaching and Learning. The University of British Columbia. CTLT_HybridTeachingLearning.pdf