Multi-Access Teaching and Learning

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 The University of Victoria has developed two classrooms that have technology to support multi-access courses, where students can participate in-person or online.

About multi-access courses

In a multi-access course, students can participate in-person  (e.g., physically on campus) or online (e.g., remotely in real-time via Zoom or Teams). Multi-access courses may or may not include online asynchronous components (e.g., online discussion boards and online activities). 

Two classrooms have been enhanced with technology to support multi-access learning: HHB 110 and CLE A127.

These classrooms are also part of the centrally booked classroom pool. Instructors who have these spaces booked for their classes are not required to teach in multi-access format should they prefer not to.

What are some benefits of a multi-access course?

Teaching in-person and online attending students simultaneously provides new opportunities for:

  • Students to participate regardless of their physical location (e.g., can participate online, in-person or a combination of the two). 
  • More flexibility, enabling students who are not able to attend class in-person to fully participate in the course (e.g., due to illness, comforts on being on campus, financial constraints, etc.).

What support is available to instructors?

Instructors in CLE A127 and HHB110 will be provided with comprehensive support by LTSI and University Systems in the form of an instructor guidebook, personalized consultations, and in-room practice sessions and AV support for starting class. Contact for more information. 

About this post

This post was last updated:

July 2, 2021

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