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Using Digital Tools to Design a Robust Hybrid Microbiology Course

Session Overview

This video was part of the July 2021 REMOTE: The Connected Faculty Summit

With more students becoming comfortable with online learning options during the COVID-19 pandemic, a hybrid microbiology course is likely to provide a valuable option as things return closer to normal in the near future. This modality provides flexibility in scheduling for both students and colleges, yet offers the ability to conduct important laboratory activities in-person. Ensuring student success in this format requires solid organization and careful consideration of the right tools to deliver the online content. Join this session to learn more about the use of Connect Microbiology to design a successful hybrid course, presented by a microbiology professor that has taught the hybrid model for almost fifteen years.


Heidi Smith

Microbiology Lead Faculty | Front Range Community College

Heidi teaches several different modalities of microbiology at Front Range Community College, including face-to-face, hybrid, and fully online.  She has implemented the use of various digital tools to create a robust online experience for those in her hybrid and online courses, and due to these additions, she has seen a positive impact on student success over the past 15 years.