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Bimodal classrooms

These high-tech designed classrooms allow instructors to teach students both online and in-person

What is bimodal teaching?

Everyone participates in a single synchronous (live) class session: the professor and a portion of students participate inperson while the remainder of students participate remotely. This is what is referred to as a bimodal classroom because it allows faculty to make teaching and learning possible by combining two groups of learners. Students can attend class in-person when on campus, or they can attend virtually online via Zoom when located remotely.

Bimodal Teaching at Concordia

In-person instruction and activities resumed on Thursday, February 3, 2022.

Questions concerning faculty decisions related to in-person or remote online teaching should be directed to department chairs. Guidelines for teaching and assessments are avaible on Carrefour - Teaching and Learning

Please note: If you would like to request a hyflex-bimodal classroom with a camera and microphone for the next academic year, 2024-2025, please be sure to advise your department administrator so that they can submit your request by the deadline date, January 31, 2024. This deadline is NOT for Winter 2024.

Possible flexible formats for bimodal

Beyond the typical on-campus class schedule, you may choose another schedule for your course. Here are some examples of course schedules you could adopt:

Variation A

Variation B

Variation C

Variation D

Note: synchronous = live & scheduled / asynchronous = on their own time within a designated timeframe

The four categories of bimodal classrooms

Basic Classroom

Web Conferencing Classroom

Basic Plus Classroom

Mobile Classroom Kit

Concordia's new bimodal classrooms

Concordia’s new bimodal classrooms are specially equipped with desktop computers, microphones, cameras and overhead projectors. Instructors can connect to Moodle, Zoom, YuJa and Office 365 including Teams using the standard campus desktop login. The technology has been configured to allow for quick, easy and convenient setup at the start of each class.

Classroom type user guide - Part 1

How to use Bimodal Classroom

Watch the video and follow the steps to use the technology available in the bimodal classrooms or refer to the online User's Guide.

Classroom type user guide - Part 2

Bimodal Guide

If you want to learn more about Bimodal Teaching, please download and print the Bimodal Guide.

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