HyFlex Pool Classrooms
As of Fall 2020, Loyola has upgraded 23 classrooms on campus for HyFlex teaching. HyFlex classrooms include two webcameras (one facing the professor and one facing the students), a podium PC with dual monitors and Zoom installed, a document camera, ceiling microphones throughout the room, a lapel microphone for the professor and a separate input for a personal microphone, if desired.
Navigate through the accordions below to learn more about HyFlex, Instructions, and more!
“HyFlex” refers to a hybrid and flexible system of classroom instructional equipment that enables students to either physically attend class meetings in the classroom or participate synchronously online. Virtual students can see the professor and their classmates, as well as ask questions and participate in discussion. Guest lecturers can visit the class virtually and interact synchronously with all of the students. Classes may be recorded for future viewing. Loyola’s HyFlex classrooms include, in addition to standard presentation equipment, two webcameras (one facing the professor and one facing the students), a PC running Zoom, two monitors, a document camera, ceiling microphones throughout the room, and a lapel microphone for the professor.
For Help with HyFlex:
- As with all of our classroom equipment, instructions are provided in the rooms as well as online (see below).
- Media Services has trained a group of student workers to serve as “ZA’s” — Zoom Assistants! If you are an instructor teaching in a HyFlex room and would like a ZA, please contact Curry O'Day.
- We have launched a Zoom Help Page on the Center for Faculty Innovation's website.
- We oversee Team Zoom, a group of knowledgeable faculty and staff available to provide assistance with using Zoom.
Latest Update as of 10/14/20:
All HyFlex rooms now have lapel mics installed for better professor audio quality. We highly recommend you use the lapel mic to get the best audio possible for your Zoom class. Place the lapel mic on your shirt or jacket collar as close to your face as possible and facing towards your mouth to get the best quality.
In every HyFlex classroom, you will find a set of HyFlex instructions, including the HyFlex Quick Guide, the Full Length Instructions, the room's Camera Instructions, and Lapel Mic Instructions. Please follow each step of the instructions when setting up your HyFlex class. You can download the instructions below:
Audio Feedback in the Classroom:
- Make sure no one in the room is logged in to the Zoom meeting except for the professor on the podium PC.
- If someone is joining via while in the classroom, they must MUTE their mic and speakers.
Cannot Hear Your Zoom Students:
- Make sure the audio output in Zoom (i.e. the speakers) is set to Crestron (Intel(R) Display Audio).
- Make sure the projector is turned on and on the correct input (PC) via the control panel.
- Make sure the volume on both the control panel and the computer is turned up and not muted.
Zoom Students Cannot Hear You:
- Make sure the audio input in Zoom (i.e. the microphone) is set to Line (TesiraFORTE).
- If using the lapel mic, make sure the transmitter is turned on (you will see a green light).
Lapel Mic Not Working:
- Make sure it is turned on. You will see a green light.
- If it doesn’t turn on, replace the batteries (2 AAs) -- you can call Media Services to do this.
- Make sure the lapel mic is close to your face and pointed towards your mouth.
- Make sure the audio input is set to Line (TesiraFORTE).
A full list of HyFlex Classrooms on Loyola's main campus:
Click on the room number for presentation equipment instructions.
|Room Number & Instructions||Capacity||COVID Capacity||Podium Computer||Doc Cam||Display Type||Camera Type||Lapel Mic|
|MI 112||49||13||X||X||Projectors and Large TVs||AVer||X|
|*BO 332 has tiered seating with stationary seats.|
|**MI 114 and MO 610 has tiered seating with moveable seats. The room also has a podium microphone.|
|***There are student computers in these rooms. Contact IT for information about these computers.|
Faculty HyFlex Training by Dr. Curry O'Day, Media Services Specialist:
CLICK HERE FOR RECORDING Teaching in Loyola's HyFlex Classrooms, August 14, 2020
Faculty training for teaching students who are in the classroom and students who are synchronously online - simultaneously! An introduction to the new equipment and how to teach with it using Zoom. Be sure to check out the Chat window for relevant links and information.
Access Password: c08HEW?@
Resources to learn more about HyFlex:
- 7 Things You Should Know About the HyFlex Course Model, EDUCAUSE
- Hybrid-Flexible Course Design: Implementing student-directed hybrid classes, eBook by Brian J. Beatty
- The HyFlex Option for Instruction, Inside Higher Ed
- Fall Scenario: A HyFlex Model, Inside Higher Ed
- Teaching and Learning After COVID-19, Inside Higher Ed
- Using the HyFlex Course and Design Process, Online Learning Consortium
- COVID-19 Planning for Fall 2020: A Closer Look at Hybrid-Flexible Course Design, PhilOnEdTech
- Student Choice, Instructor Flexibility: Moving Beyond the Blended Instructional Model, Issues and Trends in Learning Technologies
- Promoting active learning and equity in a HyFlex course, Griffith University
- Hyflex Teaching [video], Cambrian College
- Hyflex Learning, Teaching in Higher Ed Podcast
- Can HyFlex Options Support Students in the Midst of Uncertainty?, EDUCAUSE Review
Lavalier or Lapel Microphone Suggestions for HyFlex Classrooms:
For faculty members who wish to purchase their own lapel mic to use in their HyFlex classes, we recommend one of the following wireless mics with suggestions as to where to purchase them. If you want a different mic, or already have one, please note important connection information below.
- Samson Concert 88
- Samson XPDm
- Shure BLX14/CVL
Note: The microphone receiver must have an XLR output and an adaptor cable that will go from XLR Female to Male 3.5mm TRS. Here is an example of the adaptor cable.
Standard Pool Classrooms
The standard pool classrooms is a set of classrooms that are shared by all academic departments.
During Fall 2020, several standard pool classrooms have been reserved solely for student use. These rooms will not hold classes. They are open to students to attend online classes or work between classes. For a list of these classrooms, click here.
Installed equipment is listed per room along with a link to instructions. You can also review our basic troubleshooting tips for all classrooms.
If you would like equipment that is not standard in your room, please reserve it ahead of time. Note that we require all setup requests to be submitted at least two business days in advance.
For additional information not included in the charts below, please refer to this document for seating style, board type, and other classroom layout information.
Find a specific classroom by clicking on the building below.
|Room Number & Instructions||Capacity||COVID Capacity||Podium Computer||Display Type||Doc Cam & Instructions||HDMI Hookup||VGA Hookup||Blu-Ray Player||iClicker Base|
|BO 114*||18||8||X||Large TV||X||X|
|*BO 114 remote control for TV; no control system. Please leave remote in the room!|
Monroe Departmental Classrooms
The Monroe Departmental Classrooms are used by specific departments. Media Services is responsible for the audio-visual equipment in these rooms. Look for your department and find your classroom below it; equipment instructions are linked.
If you need assistance with the equipment, please contact your department's point person listed under Department Contacts.
Click the room number to view the classroom's instructions.
|DESIGN||BIOLOGY||PSYCHOLOGY||CHEMISTRY||STUDIO ARTS||PHYSICS||THEATER AND DANCE||MATHEMATICS||ENVIRONMENT PROGRAM|
|MO 502||MO 451||MO 352||MO 101||MO 402||MO 153||MO 602||MO 442||MO 448|
|MO 506||MO 551||MO 353||MO 105||MO 405||MO 155||MO 603|
|MO 507||MO 552||MO 354||MO 128||MO 406||MO 159||MO 629|
|MO 508||MO 554||MO 355||MO 130||MO 409||MO 256||MO 630|
|MO 509||MO 556||MO 373||MO 132||MO 536|
|MO 510||MO 558||MO 375||MO 221|
|MO 511||MO 574||MO 377||MO 654|
|MO 512||MO 653|