Blending Across Modalities: Teaching in Blended and Hybrid Learning Environments 

Event Date & Time

  • Synchronous Session 1
    June 16, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Synchronous Session 2
    June 18, 2021
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Event Description


As we consider the potential return to the in-person classroom in fall 2021, we face the challenge of planning for this uncertain environment. How can we design online and blended options to give students flexibility in how they attend the course?  Which online and blended strategies and approaches from the last year do we want to continue using?   

Join us on June 14th for the one-week short course, Blending Across Modalities (BAM)During the course we will address these questions and explore strategies and approaches to teaching in blended and hybrid learning environments In this course, you will learn to better navigate choices and develop skills to design and deliver blended and hybrid courses. You will also explore opportunities for combining different modalities in your teaching.  

During this course, you will complete online activities and attend two synchronous sessions. For the duration of the weekwe will guide you through developing a short online module, learning activity, revising a syllabus or creating a hybrid learning engagement plan. On the final day of the course, you will share what you have developed during the course and receive feedback from your peers.  

Who is this for? 

This session is intended for UBC Educators who are exploring a blended or hybrid format for their upcoming course(s). This program is not intended for support staff or students. Please note, if you do not meet these criteria, your application to the program will not be approved. We have limited capacity for these sessions, and will initially give priority to instructors who are preparing their courses for Summer or Winter term 1 delivery. 

 What is in It for Me? 

  • Dive deep into asynchronous and synchronous components of both online and in person learning, and how to blend these approaches to optimize learning 
  • Share and learn from your peers about strategies and approaches for blended and hybrid teaching  
  • Receive feedback and incorporate new teaching strategies into your practice 
  • Get one-on-one support from learning designers, and educational consultants 
  • Apply what you have learned to the redesign of a component of your course (e.g., refined syllabus, module, or lesson plan)  

 Time Commitment and Dates: 

  • 10-12 hours of total time commitment over a one-week period, including: 
  • 7-9 hours asynchronous learning and activities 
  • 2 x 1.5-hour synchronous sessions 


  • Course Opens Monday, June 14th, 9:00 am
  • Synchronous Session 1: Wed, June 16, 10:00 am – 11:30 am  
  • Synchronous Session 2: Friday, June 18, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm 


  • Dr. Charlyn Black, Associate Director, UBC School of Population and Public Health 
  • Manuel Dias, Educational Consultant: Learning Design, CTLT 
  • Emily Renoe, Senior Educational Consultant: Learning Technologies, CTLT
  • Lucas Wright, Senior Educational Consultant, CTLT