Teaching Commons > Teaching Guides > Flex Teaching > Flex Course Modalities
The novel coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the need for more flexible modes of teaching and learning and accelerated technology improvements to DePaul's classrooms. Some of the new technology includes pan-and-zoom cameras, AI-assisted microphones, touch-screen monitors, upgraded digital projectors, and the hardware and software that bridges all of these devices together. These rooms can bridge the divide between students who are physically in the same room with students joining remotely via videoconference.
At DePaul, there are four new modes of teaching that involve Zoom-enabled classrooms:
Your academic unit may have specific modalities that are preferred, discouraged, or limited. Be sure to discuss your preferred course format(s) with your department chair or program administrator before investing time in a redesign of your course materials and teaching plans.
1 (Students can float between on campus & Zoom)
2(1 Flex + 1 Zoom only)
2(1 on campus + 1 Zoom only)
2(1 Flex or on campus + 1 online asynchronous)
If you'd like to know more about how these modalities compare to others available at DePaul, you can view the full list of available modalities.