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Blended Learning

Blended learning courses allow you to leverage the best aspects of both face-to-face and out-of-class learning. A blended learning course can take many forms and while there is no "right way" to set up a blended course, we will walk you through some examples of what they could look like.

What is Blended Learning?

Blended learning refers to a course that shifts a significant amount of the work from in-person to outside of class. A typical blended course alternates between face-to-face, on-campus classes and course work that is guided by the instructor and completed by students on their own time. In-person classes are typically held on-campus during scheduled class time. Course work typically takes place on Moodle, offline, or as part of an experiential learning activity within a designated time frame. All blended courses will use the BL code in the SIS and will be assigned a room for the in-person activities.

At Concordia, a course is considered 'blended' when 25% - 75% of traditional class time (excluding examinations) is shifted out of class. Faculties may set specific proportions for the mix of face-to-face and out-of-class activities. Please note that faculty must get Chair approval AND approval from the appropriate Associate Dean before blended learning can be adopted for their course.

Getting started

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Introduction to Blended Learning

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Planning to blend your course

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Designing a blended course

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Blended course models

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Frequently asked questions

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Examples of Blended Learning at Concordia

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