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All Faculty Essentials: Flex Instruction

A comprehensive Classroom Essentials Guide that provides a wealth of information for pedagogy, professional development, resources especially for adjuncts, and more.

FLEX Instruction

This page provides faculty with resources to help assist you with your transition in FLEX instruction. FLEX is a teaching tool. It is NOT an additional learning format.  The FLEX option enables faculty to live stream their class so that all students can participate live even if not every student is on campus. All faculty can choose to use the FLEX option to teach their class; however, only certain rooms are equipped with FLEX technology. 

The biggest advantage to FLEX instruction in that it provides both students and faculty with flexibility. As an example, Take a class of 20 people. On one day the 15 students could attend in the classroom on campus and the additional 5 students could attend remotely via livestreamed videoconferencing. This enables the faculty member to offer new content every class session and keeps students from falling behind despite not having all students in attendance on campus.  

The professor should establish their attendance rotation and expectations. Students should be prepared to attend any/all days the class is offered even though they may not likely attend every class sessions on campus.  Virtual participation can be required/assessed as well as on campus participation.  Training videos and additional resources around FLEX instruction are available below. 

Introduction to FLEX Instruction

Hybrid FLEX Basic

Hybrid FLEX Full

Questions

  • If you are using Blackboard Collaborate, please reach out to Online Learning and Instructional Innovation (OLII) to get technical support on how to select your camera and microphone by submitting a service ticket at https://servicedesk.frederick.edu.
  • If you would like to try the technology ahead of your class or get a quick overview of the technology, please reach out to Bryan Valko (bvalko@frederick.edu).

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