In hybrid courses, all scheduled contact hours take place in presence & all are additionally streamed synchronously online.
A certain amount of contact hours (up to 20%) can be held in a different (synchronous) format, e.g. online. If this is the case, it will be marked in the syllabus before the beginning of the semester.
Two types of hybrid courses
|Unidirectional hybrid courses||Bidirectional hybrid courses|
|Very little interaction between students||High interaction between students and instructors|
|Online participants can ask questions via Chat||Ceiling microphones & tracking cameras facilitate interaction|
Partitioning of on-campus and online participation
Due to the limited capacity of space, it may be necessary to set up groups in order to guarantee participation for all students. Lecturers will announce in a timely manner the conditions under which students will participate in person or online. Various arrangements are possible for this purpose:
|Rotation procedure: On-campus and online participants rotate weekly, e.g. in alphabetical order.|
|Preference procedure: Students can choose by a certain date whether they want to attend a course unit (or the entire course) online or in person.|
|Special procedure: If a certain student group only participates online (e.g. international students) and another only on-campus (e.g. WU students), this can be specified at the beginning.|
|Open procedure: Students can decide flexibly and at short notice how they would like to participate in the course and do not have to announce this in advance.|
Technical equipment: Students are responsible for their own technical equipment to participate in online courses. For synchronous online courses, we use MS Teams or Zoom. Further information you will find at Tools & Services.
|Location: Students are also responsible for providing a proper space during the online course so that they can actively participate, e.g. by speaking via microphone, by writing chat contributions or by posting on online whiteboards.|