If you plan to teach from a UT classroom this fall with students present both in-person and remotely via a network link, you will be using Dual Mode instruction.
You can deliver Dual Mode instruction using a web conference application in your classroom. This guide assumes you’ll use UT Zoom.
As you plan your Dual Mode instruction, think through the following, and consider your comfort with various technologies.
• Delivery method – How will students see you, each other, and any additional instructional content?
• Room size
• Equipment – Including any technology provided in-room as well as anything you’ll bring into the classroom.
Setup Options – An Introduction
In the following video, LAITS technical staff introduce some setup and equipment options for in-classroom Zoom use. Below, you’ll find additional guidance on setup options according to room size and delivery method.
Please note that any equipment recommendations are for your guidance. These options are not requirements unless specifically noted otherwise.
If you have any questions please contact LAITS Classroom Support.
Suggestions based on delivery methods
Lecturing directly to the students in the room
This is the most commonly used delivery method. You stand at the front of the class facing students in the room. This option allows both in-person and remote students to see you but does not allow students to see each other.
Lecturing to the projection screens
Instead of facing students in the room, you lecture facing the projection screen, which is normally behind you. In-person students watch you on the screen where they can also see remote students.
Lecturing to a split audience
Think of your classroom as a “V” with in-person students on one arm and remote students on the other. You’ll stand between them and teach directly to both.
Suggestions based on classroom size
Large sized classroom
Use this guide if the room normally seats 100 or more students. Enrollment is 40 or more under current social distancing guidelines.
Medium sized classroom
Use this guide if the room normally seats 50-99 students. Enrollment is 20-39 under current social distancing guidelines.
Small sized classroom
Use this guide if the room normally seats up to 49 students. Enrollment is 19 or fewer under current social distancing guidelines.