Converged (Flex) Modality
Converged Modality (Referred to as Flex):
Our description of converged modality (flex) courses aligns with professional practice and research literature.
Converged modality (flex) courses allow students to seamlessly switch amongst the modalities according to their needs, availability, or preference. Students select the attendance option on a per class basis.
Converged modality (flex) courses combine online and face-to-face instruction simultaneously into one single classroom. Students can participate in class in different ways: as a synchronous distance learner (via real-time, video-streaming); as an asynchronous distance learner (accessing materials, recorded lectures, and responding at a later time); as a face-to-face learner (physically present in the classroom); or as a flexible learner (choosing how to participate each class; sometimes face-to-face, sometimes by streaming class sessions, etc.). It is up to the instructor to clarify expectations at the start of class; however, note that classes taught in converged modality may not have face-to-face attendance requirements. Students should consult with their advisor before signing up for a flex course.