All class sessions meet face-to-face in a Flex-equipped classroom and are simultaneously live-streamed and recorded through the Zoom video conferencing platform. After each class, the Zoom recording is posted in Canvas so that students may view or review each session. For each session, students may engage in-person in the classroom, virtually via Zoom, or online asynchronously, according to their preferences and needs.
An easy formula to remember is:
F2F | Sync Online | Online
Flex courses are delivered Polysynchronously, which allows students to determine where, when, and how they learn during the semester. It is a student focused approach that allows for highly personalized learning experiences.
Flex courses are especially convenient for students who may have medical issues, work schedule conflicts, or other unexpected events that would otherwise prevent them from completing a traditional face-to-face course. Flex Mode courses are exceptionally resilient to unexpected weather conditions and other events which would disrupt traditional course delivery modes.
You can view more information about Waubonsee's Flex modality (as well as other modalities) on Waubonsee's Online and Flexible Learning page. This page is meant to assist students in course modality selection, but it highlights key differences for faculty as well.
Each classroom is thoroughly cleaned, sanitized, and equipped with sanitization products. Students and faculty have access to products to manage the environment. Classrooms, tables, and seating are scheduled and arranged to promote physical distancing, and rooms are not scheduled with back-to-back classes when possible, all of which ensure a safe and sanitized learning environment. Please ensure that classroom arrangements are not modified.
*In event of emergency closing (due to health concerns, safety concerns, and/or directives from a governing body), face-to-face sessions will be suspended. Live-streaming will continue at the scheduled course time through Zoom video conferencing; class sessions will continue to be recorded and posted in Canvas as well.
Learn more about Flex
Flex in the Math Classroom
Flex Overview Slides
Ready to get started? Upon successful completion of the online Flex training you will be able to:
- Summarize the logistics of Flex
- Design a Flex course
- Use Flex classroom technology to effectively interact with students
- Name the technology support resources available
It is recommended to begin with Design Logistics. Please see the Flex sitemap below for a full list of resources.
1:1 Flex Training!
During personalized 1:1 trainings, we cover a variety of principles and practices related to teaching with Flex:
- Definition and benefits of Flex
- Learning curve of teaching with Flex
- Working past initial discomfort and challenges
- Experimenting and practice
- How Flex works with different approaches to instruction
- Familiarity with all modalities
- Course and Canvas shell design for effective online student support and instruction
- How to utilize Zoom, Canvas, and Kaltura
- Connecting with and using room technology
- Reviewing how to share course recordings in Canvas
- Editing recordings in Kaltura
- Available support and resources