Hybrid Planning Strategies

Campus Considerations

Remember, as we gradually return to our campuses, every Buckeye plays an important part in taking care of each other. Be sure to review the Safe and Healthy Buckeyes site for the latest information and safety guidelines.

You can also search the classroom directory to find out what technology and other features are available in your classroom. You may need to work with your college or department if you require additional equipment or accommodations.

Where to Start
  • Determine what combination of in-person meetings, asynchronous Carmen learning and, potentially, synchronous Zoom meetings will work best. See the basic approaches below.
  • Work with your department or college to ensure that this approach is accurately reflected in the schedule of classes, including meetings listed for any required Zoom sessions.
  • Gather key resources including the syllabus template and Carmen course template.
  • Get help from the Teaching and Learning Resource Center, the IT Service Desk or ODEE Workshops.

Basic Hybrid Approach:
In-Person Session(s) + Online Instruction

The most basic model of a hybrid class experience is where every week all students attend class in person together one or more times (for 25-75% of the normal instruction time for an in-person class) and also participate in online instruction (for the remaining percentage of instruction time).

Each week...

  1. All students attend class in person together for a reduced amount of time
    (say, one class session per week, when a fully in-person offering of the class might meet two or three times per week).
  2. All students participate in online learning experiences through CarmenCanvas.
  3. Optionally, all students participate in a Zoom session during the week.

Instructors engage with all students together in person during those limited class sessions but also during the rest of the week through CarmenCanvas (announcements, videos, discussions, feedback) and potentially Zoom.

Traditional Hybrid

In this example of a traditional hybrid model, students attend one in-person class during the week but complete Carmen activities and other homework during the rest of the week. This model provides a flexible schedule for work throughout the week and would be a good fit for a course that does not require as much synchronous discussion.

Hybrid with Zoom

In this example, students meet in-person once a week and attend a live Zoom session on another day during the week, while still completing homework on non-class days. This model is ideal for courses that would benefit from more time for live discussions.