Teaching students in the physical room and the digital room simultaneously, hybrid teaching, will require other things of you as a teacher as well as your students.
On this web page we have summarized information about teaching rooms adapted for hybrid teaching. There are also some pedagogical tips to be considered, before and during classes.
Teaching rooms adapted to hybrid teaching
In the teaching rooms adapted to hybrid teaching there is a TV screen to show remotely connected students and a projector screen for showing presentation material. Audio and video is prepared in the room. You start your Zoom meeting from a control panel in the room. As teacher you use a wireless microphone so you can move around the room relatively unhindered. Discussions and input from students are caught by a microphone (Catch-box) that easily can be moved or thrown between the students. The web camera is mounted on a tripod and is mobile so the online participants will be able to parttake of what is going on in the physical room. This type of hybrid support is suited for teaching groups up to around 30 persons. In the auditorium (Sverigesalen) which enable teaching for up to 150 persons there are several microphones.
Please note that in these rooms you can only connect to meetings via Zoom. If you need to connect to other systems, for example Teams, you are welcome to contact the IT educators at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teaching rooms with fixed hybrid equipment
As a teacher in a teaching room with fixed hybrid equipment you use a wireless microphone. Discussions and student input are caught by a microphone (Catch-box) that easily can be moved or thrown between the students. The web camera is mounted on a tripod and is mobile so the online participants will be able to parttake of what is going on in the physical room. Microphone and web camera are connected to your own computer. In these rooms you can connect to Zoom as well as other systems, like Teams.
Teaching rooms with speaker microphone
There is possible to use speaker microphones (Jabra puck) to send audio to students connected remotely. You connect the microphone via cable to your computer. The microphone should be placed close to the speaking person for the sound to be adequate. During a lecture you, as teacher, cannot move around the room. Discussions and input from students are not autmatically caught. This hybrid support is best suited in group discussions up to around 4 persons or at a teaching situation where you, as teacher, want to give students the possibility for listening to a presentation remotely.
Portable hybrid equipment
There are a number of portable hybrid kits to borrow from the IT educators at the Anna Lindh library. Two of the kits are stationed at Karlberg and the others at DKV. The hybrid kits consist of two speaker microphones (Jabra pucks), one wide angle camera on tripod plus cabling for connection to your laptop. The speaker microphones are wireless and covers a regular sized teaching room fairly well which means that this type of hybrid equipment will function best in teaching up to around 30 persons. The hybrid kits are booked via the IT educators at email@example.com.
Teaching large student groups
When the student groups are large it is possible to broadcast teaching between different physical rooms that are connected through Zoom. As teacher you can therefore teach one student group in a room while simultaneously another student group follow your teaching from another room. Contact the IT educators if you need more information or need support in getting started with your hybrid teaching to large student groups.
How to do hybrid teaching?
Hybrid teaching where students participate on campus and remotely simultaneously requires other things of the implementation of the teaching compared to teaching only on campus or only digitally. Consider including the remotely connected student in the teaching by distinctly addressing them in the same way as the students in the physical room. If you do teamwork tasks and some students participate digitally it can be easy to put these students into one group but often they will feel greater presence if mixed groups are used.
What may the students do?
Students have a right to record a lecture without asking permission if the recording is made for private use. It is not permitted for students to record and distribute recorded material. The teacher owns the rights to his or her work at a lecture. It can be permitted to live stream teaching to other students but not to record and distribute. Both with recording and live streaming it is vital to take into consideration teacher and other participating students. It is also important to consider GDPR and information security.
The IT educators at Anna Lindh library will offer several opportunities for introduction to hybrid teaching but they also offer support via daily drop-ins and queries. There will also be written user support material in the rooms containing hybrid equipment.