Hybrid Learning

Student Resources

Enrolling in a Hybrid Course

Any enrolled student may take a hybrid course through the UW Bothell. Usually on the time schedule, hybrid classes will be pointed out within the description of the course.

Hybrid courses can take several different forms. However, the general consensus of hybrid learning is that the students spend some time face-to-face in the classroom and some time online doing class work. Because the allocation of time for coursework in-person and online depends on the course and the instructor, your professor for the hybrid course will let you know how time will be divided.

Student Benefits of a Hybrid Course

Hybrid courses offer flexible scheduling for time spent on course work; however, while hybrid course work time is flexible, it is not reduced and can even require more time from students than a traditional, face-to-face class. Students may wish to take hybrid classes if they:

  • Often work during traditional face-to-face class hours
  • Have family commitments that require them to be at home more
  • Wish to experience an online class, but don't want to lose the face-to-face aspect of a course
  • Feel more comfortable participating in an online setting

Student Skills and Tools Required

In order to succeed in a hybrid course, the student must have basic computer and Internet skills. Specifically, the student should be familiar with Canvas, UW Bothell's learning management system for online course information and activities.

Although taking a hybrid class provides for a bit more flexibility in one's schedule, the amount of work required for any given hybrid class is as much as a traditional on-campus class. Hybrid courses often require students to take more initiative in their own learning. Students who are very self-motivated and organized would be ideal candidates for a hybrid course.

Did You Know?

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