Skip to main content Skip to secondary navigation

Getting Started with Blended Teaching

Main content start

How can you get started with blended learning?

This section offers resources to get you oriented to blended learning. 

Blended teaching is any instruction that combines in-person and online course environments. At Stanford, this primarily involves synchronous in-person learning experiences that are enhanced with online, asynchronous, or flexible course elements. Blended teaching can be as simple as teaching a normal face-to-face class while posting readings or homework to Canvas. The return to on-campus instruction will likely require, or tremendously benefit from, creative implementation of blended strategies, as instructors and students strive to make the most of both online and in-person learning techniques.

  • Top Practices to Continue on Campus: Our experiences in remote teaching provide a head start to many effective strategies in blended instruction. This list is informed by the lessons learned and experience gained by instructors who taught courses remotely during the COVID-19 shutdown.