Flexible Hybrid

Class delivery method integrating two student audiences: face-to-face and online. Online students join via live stream or complete asynchronous online content.

Small things, big impacts

During the pivot to online in 2020, Professor Roland Vegso prioritized small organizational features that ended up making a big difference for his students.

Teaching in a Flexible Hybrid Classroom

7-30-20 This interactive workshop identified which aspects of a course are best delivered online versus in the classroom.

Remotely Facilitating an In-Person Course

7-29-20 This interactive workshop provided strategies for promoting an engaging instructor presence and maintaining student interest without being physically present in the classroom.

Using Zoom to Facilitate a Hybrid Course

7-21-20 This workshop gave detailed instructions on the different settings and functions available in Zoom.

Creating a Sense of Community in Your Online or Hybrid Course

7-20-20 This workshop helped instructors create a sense of community in their online courses and gave guidance on making sure students feel connected.

10/11 News features UNL teaching innovation

Instructors at the university got an idea of what the fall semester may look like as many courses will be taught in a flexible hybrid format

Essentials for Getting Started

7-14-20 Instructors were provided with strategies that have a significant impact on online learning, especially for the first week of classes.

CAS and CASNR provide flexible hybrid course models for Fall classes

In light of fall 2020, colleges created inventive course model designs to help instructors prepare their courses.

A Guide to Learning Online

This guide is designed to give students best-practices for approaching their fully or partially online courses.

Flexible Hybrid Model for Fall 2020 Teaching and Learning

Given the challenges face-to-face learning presents in the fall it is important to create a broad framework that allows the university to be prepared.

The CTT Guide for Online & Flexible Hybrid Teaching

Welcome to the Center for Transformative Teaching’s guide to getting started with online instruction

Key Resources for Fall 2020

As faculty prepare for their courses, the following resources may be of interest - each resource page has links to more related resources.

Instructional Materials

In an online environment, carefully planned material is how you will keep your students engaged and on task to meet your learning outcomes.

Classroom Technology Tips

For instructors using the General Purpose (GP) Classrooms for teaching this semester. We have a few tips for getting most out of classroom technology.

Getting Started

Learn where to start with some basics of an online classroom.

Active Learning Online: Effective online communication - Muddiest Point

Use the "muddiest point" technique to gain insight to your students' learning and provide targeted instruction.

Course Structure and Organization

Learn the basics of Canvas such as organizing lesson plans and communicating with students

Active Learning Online: Peer Instruction using Group Exams

Use peer instruction to squeeze extra learning out of your exam by making students take it twice. Once on their own (90%), then again with a team (10%).


To keep your students (and perhaps even yourself) from going adrift, regular and supportive communication is critical in an online course.

Zoom Office Hours

David Harwood designed his geosciences course to provide relevant content for both in-person and online learners.

Fostering Engagement and Community

In an online course, it is easy for students to feel isolated. They are, in most cases, physically isolated from their peers, so intentional community-building is necessary to help counter feelings of remoteness.

Active Learning Online: Leveraging Zoom Breakout Rooms for Peer Instruction

Think-Pair-Share is an active learning strategy providing students time and structure for thinking about a particular topic.

Scheduling face-to-face & online sessions using Canvas Scheduler

Instructors need a good way to know who will be online or in the classroom. One tool that addresses this problem rather neatly is the Canvas Calendar.