Hybrid learning – online and face-to-face
Before teaching begins
- Familiarize yourself with the High Quality Module Implementation material, where you will find practical tools for module design and implementation: https://digipedaohjeet.hamk.fi/ohje/high-quality-module-implementation/
- Especially pay attention to the definition of learning outcomes. Set the rhythm by dividing bigger goals as themes and learning objectives on weekly basis.
- Define the times when guidance is available and ways of interaction for the whole module.
- Book the portable hybrid set that you can be borrow from campuses. The portable hybrid set includes four separate small-sized wireless microphones and a high-quality webcam. You can book a portable hybrid set at Peppi. Check out the instructions for use in the hybrid portfolio.
Tips for utilizing platforms in hybrid implementations
- Design a module so that different platforms (e.g. Zoom, Teams, and Moodle) form a linked entity.
- Ensure from the classification table, what particular kind of content you can publish in a particular platform.
- Remember to inform student groups how, for what purpose and when different platforms are used.
- Tip! Set the rhythm, especially for online sessions in advance and think about their role as part of the module. Make sure students can prepare themselves for the sessions.
- Tip! Think about where you could take advantage of video recordings.
- Utilize Teams, especially as a platform for interaction and working with small groups of students. Check out the Teams demo.
- Tip! Create a Teams channel for the whole group and ask students to add subchannels for the small groups.
- Utilize the automation of functions, such as automated reminder messages, quizzes, activity completion, or working in groups.
- Utilize the automatic email notifications for messages in the News chat area and find out how otherwise utilize the discussion areas: Using Moodle Forum
During the teaching session
- Open the remote connection at least 5-10 minutes before the start of the actual teaching session so that participants can test their audio devices etc.
- Prepare your own desktop for the teaching session: close additional programs, windows, email, etc. Make sure no sensitive data can be shown, not even by accident. Make sure no notifications or other dialogue windows will not disturb you.
- Pay attention to the ones remotely participating first.
- How do remote participants attend if compared to face-to-face attendees? Will there be an interaction between remote and face-to-face students?
- Tip: Set the rhythm to the teaching sessions in a way that you can regularly maintain a conversation and return to questions.
- Tip: Assign one student for a limited time to be responsible for following the conversation. The student follows the discussion, picks up questions that have not been answered, as well as comments.
- Tip: After asking a question, give enough time for participants to react and reply in the chat. If someone in the classroom comments or asks a question, the teacher repeats the student’s message into the microphone so that remote participants can follow the conversation.
Activation of Remote Participants
- Utilize query tools. Instructions: Zoom Polls, instructions: Microsoft Forms.
- Utilize raise hand feature in Zoom and Teams.
- Utilize working in small groups. Instructions: Zoom Breakout Rooms, instructions: Learn about channels in Teams. Is it better to divide remote participants into their own groups, or to mix in with face-to-face participants?
- Do you record the session? Inform about the recording in advance to participants.
- Instructions: Record and share a Zoom meeting and record and share a Teams meeting.
- Are you wondering about recordings coming from the participants’ webcams?
- Tip for the Zoom session: By removing the selection from the Zoom app settings on the Recording tab “Record Video During Screen Sharing”, participants’ webcams will not be recorded, when sharing the screen, even if webcams are enabled during the session.
After the teaching session
- Share the link to the recording of the teaching session to a decided location (e.g. Moodle). If needed, message students that it is available.
- Be present online and actively communicate about module progression on decided channels/platforms.
- Track the progress of students in different ways.
- Tip! Utilize a variety of analytics tools in Moodle: https://docs.moodle.org/38/en/Analytics