Learning Lab | Advanced HyFlex: Supporting Learning through Multimodal Learning Spaces

Part 1: May 1 | 12:00–1:00 p.m.ET
Part 2: May 3 | 12:00–1:30 p.m. ET
Part 3: May 10 | 12:00–1:30 p.m. ET
Part 4: May 17 | 12:00–1:30 p.m. ET


Future-focused learning spaces encourage adaptable instruction, like HyFlex modalities, and various teaching and learning strategies. Rooted in universal design, each learning space provides access, collaboration opportunities, and flexible instructional approaches. In this learning lab, UTSA’s Academic Innovation team will share how they used four distinct classroom personas to design flexible learning spaces that support faculty in developing high quality learning experiences, along with challenges and opportunities afforded by each.

Learning Outcomes:

NOTE: You will be asked to complete assignments in between the Learning Lab segments that support the learning outcomes stated below. You will receive feedback and constructive critique from course facilitators.

  • Explore four distinct classroom personas (Core, Connect, Active-Connect, and Zoom Unified) utilized in various learning spaces that support access and flexibility in teaching and learning. 
  • Discuss the challenges and opportunities faced when designing multimodal learning spaces that foster impactful, student-centered flexible learning experiences.
  • Plan a training and practical guide for instructors to effectively use multimodal, HyFlex learning spaces to elevate creativity, innovation, and collaboration while optimizing student learning and success.

Target Audience

Instructional designers, teaching faculty, and academic administrators


Elyse Ramirez Elyse Ramirez, Lead Learning Experience Designer, The University of Texas at San Antonio

Marcela Ramirez Marcela Ramirez, Associate Vice Provost for Teaching, Learning & Digital Transformation, The University of Texas at San Antonio