MSU Hybrid Classroom Support & Tips

MSU has recently installed Hybrid Classroom Equipment in almost all classrooms across campus.  This equipment – which includes an adjustable camera, microphone, and software on the classroom computer – can facilitate easy capture of in-person classes or streaming classes via Zoom.

The EDLI team and collaborators have been working to create and collect resources to help faculty use this equipment. Below are several annotated resources that you may find useful while teaching in these classrooms.

Using Hybrid Classrooms on Campus – This resource links to a series of videos that walk you through using the hybrid classroom equipment (there are three types of hybrid cart on campus, and a 15-20 min video showing how to use each type), as well as a growing list of considerations for using the classrooms to accomplish your pedagogical goals.

Live Streaming In-Person Classes in 12 Steps – This guide provides the specific steps for live-streaming your class using a university hybrid classroom. Main sections of the document include what to do before, during, and after your class.

University Hybrid Technology Classroom Overview – This printable guide, created by MSU IT provides an overview of using some of the carts on campus.

MSU IT also has a number of relevant workshops coming up in September and October 2021. The full schedule of MSU IT workshops is available on iTeachMSU.

Jeremy Van Hof

Dr. Jeremy Van Hof is Director of Learning Technology and Development at the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. Before joining the Broad College he worked at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as the Assistant Director of Academic Technologies and as a public high school English teacher. Dr. Van Hof provides expertise in student engagement, assessment, & educational technology for the EDLI team.