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Hybrid Activity Standards

If your program has been approved to be Hybrid, there are some minimum standards that your hybrid activities must meet in order to count toward the program hours and be academically sound. The Office of Teaching and Learning is happy to help you transform in-class activities into Hybrid assignments. A good in-class activity usually needs some tweaks before it works well online, so please use us as a resource!

  • At least one documented assignment, quiz, discussion, or other activity must be in your Canvas course to take the place of your in-class meeting.
  • The activity must be worth about the same amount of time that a student would have been in class. So if your class time would have been 3 hours, and your assignment substitute is a 10-minute video and then a quiz, this is not sufficient.
  • The assignments must be labeled “Hybrid” within Canvas.
  • Please stay away from simply having students read the textbook for the hybrid activity. This isn’t the way you would conduct your class– for everyone to show up and read out of the textbook, so it shouldn’t be the only thing you have students do for a hybrid activity.

In a distance education context, documenting that a student has logged into an online class is not sufficient, by itself, to demonstrate academic attendance by the student. A school must demonstrate that a student participated in class or was otherwise engaged in an academically related activity, such as by contributing to an online discussion or initiating contact with a faculty member to ask a course-related question or completing a tutorial or computer-based instructional module (along with a way to verify that each student completed the tutorial or instructional module).

Example Activities

  • submitting an academic assignment, draft, quiz, test or exam, building ePortfolios, completing an interactive tutorial, or partici¬≠pating in computer-assisted instruction
  • participating in an online discussion after reading an article or book chapter (better for lock-step courses)
  • online peer reviews
  • reviews of web sites, software
  • Internet scavenger/treasure hunts related to course content
  • construction of and submission of presentation
  • creating a class or group web-page as a resource
  • Student conducted “interviews” with guest experts, faculty and students from other schools or countries in related programs
  • attending a study group that is assigned by the instructor
Updated on October 17, 2019

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