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HyFlex Learning Supports for Students

You may be enrolled in a new delivery mode called Hybrid Flexible (aka HyFlex). This course delivery allows students the choice of attending class either synchronously online or in person. Your professor can simultaneously teach students who are physically present and those who are attending online through Zoom or Teams in specially designed classrooms.

This page will provide you with some tips and tricks to help you make the most of your HyFlex learning experience.


Teaching and Learning. (2022, August 30). Orientation to HyFlex classrooms for students [Video]. YouTube.

Play the video on YouTube to access a video transcript.


  • headset
  • computer or tablet with webcam
  • charging cables

Equipment tips:

  • Ensure your equipment is fully charged and ready to use
  • Pack your charging cables if you are coming to campus
  • Try to get a headset with a built-in mic as they provide clearer speech and reduce background noise when speaking in an online environment
  • Phones do not provide a reliable connection nor provide the full Teams or Zoom virtual classroom experience

Tips for Attending a HyFlex Class

Before class:

  • Review any expectations for participation as laid out by your professor
  • Consider downloading the Zoom desktop app as it offers a more stable connection and you can get the full Zoom experience
  • Sign into your Zoom class with your Conestoga credentials in advance
  • Practice by starting a meeting for yourself and testing out some of the features available like changing your display name, or adding your pronouns
  • Make sure your headphones and laptop are fully charged and ready for use

Day of class (attending in person):

  • Remember that the classes will be recorded and that you may be captured on video depending on where you sit in the class
  • Even when attending in person, you will still join the online class by signing in to eConestoga using your audio and video
  • Confirm your settings by sending a greeting to your class
  • Mute your mic and remove your headset

Day of class (attending synchronously online):

  • Join the class a few minutes early by signing into eConestoga
  • Get your audio and video set up and confirm your settings by sending a greeting to your class
  • Keep your headset on and mic muted unless you volunteer to speak or ask a question

During class:

  • Keep your mic muted to reduce background noise and distraction
  • Actively participate in activities to make the most of your learning
  • Proactively reach out to your instructor if you are having problems


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What Services Do Tech Representatives Provide?


This service provides support with the following:

  • Introductory computing skills development
  • Printing, scanning, and hardware troubleshooting
  • Connecting to the college WiFi
  • Navigating Conestoga applications (e.g. MyConestoga, eConestoga, eTexts, etc.)
  • Troubleshooting software issues
  • Instruction on how to install Conestoga-provided software for PC and Mac
  • Using Microsoft Office 365 products
  • Using collaboration and creativity tools

Assignment Support

Tech Representatives are here to help students learn to use technology more effectively.

This means Tech Representatives will coach students, rather than give answers. They will help students gain the confidence to find answers and solve problems independently in the future.

In cases where students are working on assignments designed for them to individually work through steps and explore software functionality, Tech Representatives can only direct students to helpful resources (e.g. help files, LinkedIn Learning videos, etc.) and help students make connections to their own work.