Over the Fall 2020 semester, Academic Technology Services (ATS) developed remote teaching and learning spaces sometimes referred to as “Zoom Rooms,” but also known as "Hyflex" classrooms.
Hybrid-Flexible or "HyFlex" courses employ a student-centered teaching method that combines in-class instruction, online synchronous/live video streaming, and asynchronous/recorded content. With this structure, instructors can deliver their classes in traditional classrooms, but students may attend in person, participate synchronously through video conferencing, or watch recordings of the class sessions at their convenience.
To accommodate this level of flexibility, the physical classroom requires specific equipment to deliver a high quality experience for all modes of interaction.
CSULB Hyflex Classrooms
Hyflex classrooms at CSULB have been configured to support video conferencing and lecture recording with a variety of screen sharing options. Instructors can record lectures at the podium, and by using simple built-in controls, they can switch screens to share content on their computer screen or on the classroom whiteboard. This gives the virtual student a front row seat in the course and allows the instructor the ease of presenting their material in a familiar environment and modality.
Some of our Hyflex classrooms are also outfitted with student-facing cameras. When in-person classes resume, instructors can use these classrooms to teach in a fully hyflex style, allowing interaction between students attending virtually with the students in the physical classroom.
Hyflex Classroom Locations:
- SSPA: 103, 104, 106, 107, 108, 109, 111, 112, 203, 204, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212
- COB: 110, 111, 112, 113, 114
Reserving a Hyflex Classroom
As the Spring 2021 semester will continue with alternative modes of instruction (AMI), the safety and well-being of our faculty and students are top priority. Therefore, access to these rooms will be limited.
To request to use one of these rooms, please contact your Department Chair or College Dean. Technical assistance will be provided by the Academic Technology Services' Classroom Support team.