About

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.  

Safety

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 Delivery

Flex in the Math Classroom

Flex session begins at 33:40!

Flex Overview Slides

General Information

Getting Started

Ready to get started? Upon successful completion 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.