Flexible Delivery

Understanding Durham College's Flexible Delivery

What is Flexible Delivery at DC?

Flexible Delivery Mode Options
Flex delivery allows students to choose where they participate in the learning for a synchronous session. Students can either:

  1. Attend sessions face-to-face on campus, or
  2. Attend sessions synchronously online

What are the Principles of Flex Teaching and Learning?

Four Pillars of Flexible Teaching and Learning
According to Brian J. Beatty (2019), flexible course design centres around four pillars:

  • learner choice
  • equivalency
  • reusability, and
  • accessibility.

This pillar requires that there be alternative participation modes from which students can choose on a session-by-session basis. According to Beatty (2019) “choosing to implement this principle requires that an instructor values providing participation choice more than they value forcing everyone into the ‘best’ way of learning a set content”.

For example: The course sessions are scheduled for 10:00am on Monday and Wednesday. Students have the choice to attend on campus, face-to-face (F2F) or synchronously online from a location of their choice.

Learning outcomes are the same in all participation modes.

For example: In a four-corner activity, students who are on-campus F2F may be required to physically move to their corner choice, while those students online might indicate their choice by selecting a letter that represents a corner. In either case, students are asked to reflect on their opinion and decide.

Learning resources and artifacts from all modes are ‘learning objects’ for all students.

For example: On-campus, F2F activities such as demonstrations can be captured and made available for online students. Similarly, online activities such as chats can be made available to on-campus, F2F students.

Students should be equipped with technology skills and equitable access to all modes.

For example: Make all course materials and activities accessible to and usable for all students.

What rooms have been outfitted with Flex equipment?

OSHAWA CAMPUS FLEX EQUIPMENT

Room Room Typer Cap Equipment Laptop Ports Needed
C246 Computer Lab 60 Logitech system Mic pucks 65" monitor & camera at back USB C or USB
G110 Lab Dedicated 16 Logitech system Mic pucks 40" monitor & camera on cart / middle of room USB C or USB
L220 Lab Dedicated - MAD 45 Logitech system Mic pucks 65" monitor and camera at back of room USB C or USB
L121 Lab Dedicated - MAD 36 Logitech system Mic pucks 65" monitor & camera on cart in middle of room USB C or USB
L109 Lab Dedicated - MAD Editing Lab 25 Logitech system Mic pucks 65" monitor and camera on cart USB C or USB
C150 Lab Dedicated - MAD Studios 46 Logitech system Mic pucks 65" monitor and camera on cart USB C or USB
C156 Lab Dedicated - MAD Studios 30 Logitech system Mic pucks 65" monitor and camera on cart USB C or USB
B138 Lab Dedicated 30 Logitech system Mic pucks 65" monitor and camera at back of room USB C or USB
H166B Lab Dedicated 30 Logitech system Mic pucks 65" monitor and camera at back of room USB C or USB
H218 Lab Dedicated 30 Logitech system Mic pucks 65" monitor and camera at back of room USB C or USB
C250 Laptop 35 Logitech system Mic pucks 65" monitor and camera at back of room USB C or USB
L208 Laptop 42 Logitech system Mic pucks 65" monitor and camera at back of room USB C or USB
A320 Laptop 35 Logitech system Mic pucks 65" monitor and camera at back of room USB C or USB
SSB117 Laptop 48 Logitech system Mic pucks 65" monitor and camera at back of room USB C or USB
L216 Laptop 32 Logitech system Mic pucks 65" monitor and camera at back of room USB C or USB
C249 Presenter 141 Logitech system Mic pucks 65" monitor and camera at front of room USB C or USB

WHITBY CAMPUS FLEX EQUIPMENT

Room Room Type Capacity LaptopPorts Needed
CFF 208 Presenter 50 Logitech system Mic pucks 65" monitor and camera at back of room USB C or USB
1 12 Presenter 45 Logitech system Mic pucks 65" monitor and camera at back of room USB C or USB

Looking for Flex Delivery Support?

Below are some resources that may help:

  1. DC Connect Flexible Delivery Workshop Course
    The CTL has designed a Flexible Delivery course within D2L. This course can be taken asynchronously, synchronously online, or in-person. Please connect with Tanya Wakelin in the CTL (tanya.wakelin@durhamcollege.ca) to register for this course and explore when the synchronous online and in-person participation options are available.
  2. Flexible Delivery Community of Practice
    In addition to the Toolkit, we have designed a Flexible Delivery Community of Practice through MS Teams. In this digital space, we can share our challenges and successes as well as any tips and tricks we discover throughout the year on this flexible delivery journey. If you are interested in being part of this digital space, you can use this team code - 99s1q34 - to register.
  3. Monthly Synchronous Sessions
    We will be hosting synchronous sessions focused on specific flex delivery topics such as course design and development, instructional design, pedagogical considerations, technology innovations, and more. The aim of these sessions is to provide a space for faculty to discuss their flexible delivery journey. Through this collaboration, we can all build our flexible delivery capacity. Refer to the CTL Professional Development Monthly calendar for dates and registration.