Hybrid classes are live in-person classes with the majority of students in the classroom but also some students connected remotely through video conferencing. This site provides IE faculty with guidance on how to navigate this new setting, prepare for their hybrid session and make the most appropriate choices for adjusting their teaching dynamics. The areas covered are:
Everything has to run through Zoom, to allow remote students to participate in the class! You need to know how to log on to ZOOM on the classroom computer, how to use the extended screens, the whiteboard (requires touchscreen), and how to share your materials.
The Covid-19 pandemic has brought us a whole lot of new rules for hygiene and social distancing. This also has implications for your teaching! You can not move as freely among students to keep minimum distances and you are required to wear a mask at all times.
Having students in the classroom and connected remotely creates a new dynamic for your teaching, which will require adjustments in your materials. Make sure you provide time for remote students to participate in the discussion and be mindful of creating an inclusive classroom environment.
STEP 1: Open ZOOM desktop app on the classroom computer.
STEP 2: Sign in with Single Sign On (SSO) using your IE faculty credentials
STEP 3: Open your class materials (ppt, excel, internet browser with videos) on the classroom computer.
STEP 4: Start "Screen Share" in ZOOM.
STEP 5: Organize what you want to display on each of the two screens. You can drag & drop ZOOM windows and the menu bar from one to screen to another to organize your preferred interface.
STEP 6: Sign out of ZOOM at the end of your class.
Optional: You can bring your own laptop or tablet in case you want to share applications from your own computer, use your laptop as an extra screen or use your tablet as a whiteboard. Click here for detailed instructions EN / ES.
Don’t be too ambitious about the content you plan to cover. Managing technology will eat up some of your teaching time.
All whiteboarding has to be digital! You can use the built-in Zoom whiteboard or use external apps. If you scribble a lot, you might want to practice.
Include "check-in" slides in your materials, to explicitly pause and balanace your attention between face-to-face and remote students.
Prepare a slide with the rules for classroom engagement to clearly state them at the beginning of the class. Dont hesitate to repeat them if necessary!
Cold calling on individual students is a more directive style to manage the discussion that allows you to effectively engage students from both audiences.
Remote students can also raise their physical hand when they want to speak, just as in the classroom. If only a small number of students is remote, maybe you encourage them to speak up directly
There are external applications (e.g. Kahoot, Socrative, PollEverywhere etc.) that professors use for class. In principale, as everything is managed through screen share in Zoom, you can easily incorporate them.
Using special software (e.g. programming software, 3D modelling software)? Connect your personal computer to the Zoom session (Instructions EN/ES) and share directly from your PC, using any software that you have installed.
It´s easy to bring in guest speakers as everything goes through Zoom! For the next case discussion, maybe you can bring an executive from the company you are analyzing?
Ask your program management team, ideally with 10 days notice, to provide you with an IE University guest account for your speaker.
Involve both remote and face-to-face students in the same teaching dynamic.
Explicitly take turns in focusing your attention on the video feeds on screen and then on the classroom or vice versa.
Speak loud and clear. remind students to do the same, and summarize if necessary to support audio transmission.
Careful - if you turn to look at the screen, you are turning your back to EVERYBODY, students in class and remote students.
Role plays work really well in the hybrid classroom setting and its a powerful dynamic to connect face-to-face and remote students. You have different options to pair up students for role play:
If you are planning to do breakouts or group work think careafefully about how to set it up. Things to b ear in mind:
Practice screen sharing in Zoom - share a powerpoint presentation, the whiteboard or a video clip.
Practice with your own materials and dynamics.