Impact of Multi-Access Delivery on Student Learning and Sense of Course Community

Event Date & Time

  • May 30, 2023
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Description

This event is part of the CTLT Spring Institute, taking place from May 29–June 1, 2023. 

As the world emerges from the pandemic, students are increasingly requesting more courses to be offered in a hybrid or multi-access format to provide greater flexibility during times of need. However, concerns have been raised about whether virtual participation will hinder student engagement and learning, as well as their sense of connection with classmates. Research has shown that students thrive when they feel like part of a classroom community with shared learning goals.

In this session, findings will be shared from a study that investigated how multi-access delivery impacted student learning and sense of belonging to the course community in a large-enrollment undergraduate course with 200 students. The results of the study are highly promising and will hopefully encourage more educators to offer multi-access courses. Attendees will gain valuable insights into effective multi-access teaching strategies and how to promote a sense of community among virtual and in-person students.


  • Patricia Hingston, Assistant Professor of Teaching, Food Science, Faculty of Land and Food Systems, UBCV

This event will be hosted on Zoom.