Designing a Hybrid Course

Design

Design

In this phase you will start designing and structuring your hybrid course. Remember there is no 'right' way to design your hybrid course. It is important to remember, however, that university policy sets guidelines to ensure that credit hours have a consistent expectation of workload for faculty and students. Here are a few examples of hybrid course designs.

5-Credit Course that is 51% hybrid
Traditional-classroom-space time = 2.5 hours (50 minute hours that translates into 100 minutes)

On-line class time = 2.5 hours (50 minute hours that translate into 100 minutes)
Outside of class support of student learning = 10 hours (time spent completing assignments) = 10 hours

5-Credit Course with Community-Based Learning Component Option 1
In-class time = 5 hours (50 minute hours that translates to 4 hours at UWB)
CBL site work = 2
Outside of class support of student learning  = 8

5-Credit Course with Community-Based Learning Component Option 2
In-class time = 4 hours (50 minute hours that translates to 3 hours 20 or 30 minutes at UWB)
CBL site work = 2
Outside of class support of student learning = 9

Course Structure

Structuring a hybrid course is one of the biggest challenges when thinking about hybrid course development. The following resources will help guide you through the course redesign process.

Course Design Worksheet

The Hybrid course design worksheet will help you get started thinking through your hybrid course design week by week. By thinking through the online and face-to-face activities of your course in tandem, you can create a sense of continuity and coherence for the student experience across the two modes of learning.

Example Worksheets

Education Course Worksheet
Health Course Worksheet
Literacy Course Worksheet

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