Create a Split Hybrid Classroom

Reduce your class footprint

If your class size is larger than decreased capacities requirements for on campus classrooms, or if you want to further reduce class meeting size, then consider a Split Hybrid option. It will require CDI training to develop some aspects of the online model, but could eliminate the need for adding another section. 

Split Hybrid/Flipped Course Explainer

Designing a split hybrid classroom.

If, for example, you have a Tuesday/Thursday class, half of the students in your Split Hybrid course might meet, in person, in the classroom on Tuesday. On Thursday, the other half might meet in person and hear the same lecture or participate in the same activity as the Tuesday class. Both groups will have a similar in-person experience. During the rest of the week, students complete coursework online: readings, watching videos, doing assignments, participating in online discussion forums or anything that works well online. Quizzes or exams could be done online or in-person, depending on your supervision requirements. 

Designing a Split Hybrid Course in Canvas will be much like designing an online course, as your course Canvas shell becomes home base for you and your students. We have five ways to learn more about Canvas:

Use your CBU email address and password, if you are prompted to log into Canvas to see examples.

Watch to see a sample Split Hybrid Class in Canvas.

Sample Student FAQ

CBU professor Dr. Emily Holmes developed this FAQ to explain a hybrid or flipped course to her students. Dr. Holmes has given permission for colleagues to adapt this FAQ for your classroom. 

Sample FAQ for Hybrid or Flipped Classroom

Learn more about hybrid classrooms.

The Split Hybrid is a unique model, because the goal is about reducing the number of people in the classroom. There is much to learn, however, in readings about hybrid classrooms in general. The starting place for all Hybrid course design is to look at your course and think what can work well or better online and what works best in a classroom setting. 

How to Design and Teach a Hybrid Class (includes a sample course plan) via Harvard Business School Publishing

Webinar: Designing a Curriculum for Online and Hybrid Classrooms via Harvard Business School Publishing

Getting Started with Designing a Hybrid Learning Course via Cornell University Center for Teaching Innovation

An Introduction to Hybrid Teaching via College of DuPage

EDUCAUSE Resource List on Hybrid or Blended Learning

Blended (Hybrid) Learning: The Ultimate Guide via Top Hat

Focus on asynchronous course elements to maximize student experience via Education Association Board (EAB)