Release Date: 
Sunday, January 9, 2022

CTEI hosts “Building a HyFlex Modality” Jan. 28

Event Date: 
Fri, 01/28/2022 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Zoom and Campus Safety (Building N)
A headshot of Brian Beatty and the cover of his book.
Brian Beatty will discuss the modality he pioneered, including how to design a HyFlex course.

The Center for Teaching Excellence and Innovation (CTEI) at HFC will host “Building a HyFlex Modality” with Dr. Brian Beatty on Friday, Jan. 28, at 2:30 p.m. This event will be on Zoom and the newly refurbished HyFlex Room (N-001) in the basement of the Campus Safety building (Building N).

The HyFlex learning community is a group of educators working together to improve student access to high-quality and equitable learning by using Hybrid-Flexible (HyFlex) learning environments. HyFlex learning experiences are available in the classroom or online. HyFlex supports students in choosing which participation mode is best for them. A HyFlex course provides both a classroom and at least one online participation option, or mode, to students. Students are free to choose which option to use for each class session.

About Dr. Brian Beatty

Beatty, who pioneered HyFlex, will speak about its core values and how to design a class. He is an Associate Professor of Instructional Technologies in the Department of Equity, Leadership Studies and Instructional Technologies at San Francisco State University. His primary areas of interest and research include social interaction in online learning, flipped classroom implementation, and developing instructional design theory for HyFlex learning environments. At SFSU, Beatty pioneered the development and evaluation of the HyFlex course design model for blended learning environments, implementing a “student-directed-hybrid” approach to better support student learning.

How to attend

Please register here to attend on Zoom

Please email Dr. Eric Rader to attend in person

For questions or more information about this event, contact CTEI co-directors Dr. Eric Rader at or Rosemary Miketa at