How Q-Flex Works
For as many classes as possible, subject to public health and safety guidelines, a professor will be physically present in the classroom, teaching as many students as possible during the regularly scheduled class time. Because physical distancing rules require us to put 6 feet between each person in the room and to limit room capacity, we won’t be able to fit the entire class in person for most sessions. As a result, students will take turns occasionally attending in person and other days joining the class online from their residence hall, suite, apartment or other study space as it is happening.
Zoom will connect students and faculty who are on campus to students and, in some cases, faculty who must join the class remotely. We have invested a great deal in “Zoom carts,” which we have designed with multiple monitors and a camera to give out-of-classroom students real-time connectivity to their class. Students attending remotely will be able to see and hear what is happening, and they will be seen and heard by their teacher and fellow students so that they may ask questions and take part in class discussions. In some cases, for personal health reasons, professors will be teaching remotely while students are on campus, possibly even gathered together in a classroom. Our Zoom carts enable off-campus professors to meet with students as if they were there in person. Zoom carts also will support small group discussions, extra-help sessions or office hours.