Hybrid learning is quickly becoming a required learning format at universities worldwide. It is projected that over 40% of institutions will have gone fully hybrid by 2024.

Have you been tasked with transforming your university’s tech infrastructure into a hybrid education model? If so, here are some collaboration technology solution elements to keep in mind as you get started.

UCC tools that ease connecticvity and encourage engagement

Anywhere connectivity

Students and professors must be able to join lectures from anywhere with ease. Integrate unified communication platforms like Webex by Cisco or Zoom that can handle large attendee volumes.

In-person and online engagement

The classroom shifts from a one-way lecture to a two-way conversation. This can be professor and student interaction, or on-campus and remote student group collaboration in a hybrid learning environment.

The web-conferencing platform you select must allow for seamless collaboration, including clear audio and video, messaging, chat, document sharing, digital whiteboarding, and hosting break-out sessions.

AV tech that provides clarity & focus

The ability to deliver a clear message to on-site and remote students is essential to a successful hybrid education model. The same emphasis and passion a professor conveys to an in-person audience must also come through virtually. Sound and broadcast systems designed for a lecture hall or classroom audience won’t cut it.

New intuitive AV technologies offer:

  • HD auto-tracking cameras
  • Presenter tracking systems
  • Presentation switching
  • Microphones and audio mixers
  • Mobile camera mounts

These unique capabilities allow professors to control how viewers remotely understand their message viewing live. And these capabilities help all students understand the material during on-demand viewings.

 

Greater pre and post-lecture accessibility with new learning management systems

Standard learning management systems enable teachers to share lesson plans, assignments, schedules, and grades with students. But, if professors and students can seamlessly interact in class with AV and UCC tools, they need to be able to do the same outside of class. New learning management systems take a hybrid approach by:

Ensuring your professors can:

  • Schedule and host office hours virtually
  • Record lessons or supplementary materials
  • Distribute lesson plans and assignments from anywhere

While your students:

  • Stay on top of assignments
  • Work on group projects
  • Access lecture recordings

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Let us help you discover and integrate the right audio visual and collaboration technologies across your university.

Together, we can ensure hybrid learning is engaging for all. Contact AVI-SPL to get started.

For more in-depth insight into building engaging hybrid campus’, read our guide, “How to create equitable and accessible learning experiences”.