May 26, 11:40 – 11:50
- Rich McCue is Manager of the Digital Scholarship Commons at the University of Victoria
The COVID-19 pandemic was the catalyst for revamping our library skills based workshops, and well as the Educational Technology class I teach in the Faculty of Education so that they could be delivered not only face-to-face but also online via Zoom. Now that we are back on campus we are offering newly updated Hybrid-Flexible (HyFlex) workshops and classes so that local and remote learners can participate on not matter what their circumstances using a blend of online learning resources that can be engaged with in a variety of ways. While we initially anticipated that our library based HyFlex workshops and classes would be relatively short-lived, we’ve discovered that many students continue to take advantage of our online, and asynchronous options, not only because of Covid-19 concerns but because HyFlex helps them with their family responsibilities or helps manage anxiety.