You may have noticed that one or more of the modules on your timetable is identified as 'HyFlex'. This simply means that some students will be attending the session online and some will be in the classroom.

How do I know if I am supposed to be on campus and in the classroom, or participating online?

You will be able to see if you are supposed to be on campus and in the classroom, because you will be provided with the location and room number on your timetable. If you are taking part in the session online this will also be clearly stated on your timetable.

What equipment do I need?
For a HyFlex session to work well for everyone you will need to bring a laptop with you, even if you are in the classroom, and access to either a PC or laptop if you are attending online.

If you don’t have your own laptop, or access to one, Libraries & Collections have a loan system to support you; you can find out more in our article Student equipment loans during remote study.

What is HyFlex?
HyFlex is a digital model of educational delivery that King’s College London has invested in to support accessibility and flexibility for our students. This model delivers seminars and tutorials in such a way that students can attend a class physically or engage in the seminar live remotely.

HyFlex technology consists of a large mobile screen with a high-quality camera, microphone and sound bar, enabling it to be positioned within the room.

This will involve the lecturer, or teaching assistant, and half the students physically attending the seminar in the classroom, while camera equipment live streams for the other half of online students. It is designed so that both in-classroom and online students can engage with the seminar and communicate with the lecturer and fellow students simultaneously.

Microsoft Teams
Everyone, including your lecturer, will be using Microsoft Teams for your HyFlex session. This will be essential for you to engage with your classmates who are online, and for those in the classroom. Some simple tips and guidance on using MS Teams is available on the Digital Skills Hub.

Further support
If you have any concerns or questions please contact your programme administrator who will be able to support you with further information.

If you’d like to have a look at some further materials on HyFlex, visit KEATS Hyflex Student Guidance.