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Hybrid teaching – Classroom teaching with Zoom

What should I as a teacher keep in mind, when teaching students who are participating both remotely and physically in the classroom? Here you will get tips and recommendations on how this form of teaching can be carried out in KTH’s teaching facilities.


Combining campus-based lecture with Zoom and webstreaming

Go to the video on combining campus-based lecture with Zoom and webstreaming (KTH Play)  .

Create engagement in your Zoom lectures

Got to the video on create engagement in your Zoom lectures (KTH Play, video in Swedish) .

The guides and recommendations below deals mainly with the educational perspective on how to create a good teaching climate in this situation.

Do you want to read more about technical aspects such as equipment and recommended settings, and what the relevant lecture halls are, you can visit the page Zoom and hybrid rooms at KTH .

General advice when planning for hybrid teaching

The following advice applies to the autumn semester 2021. Teaching and examination where students' learning and the ability to achieve the intended learning outcomes of courses that benefit, or are equally beneficial from being conducted in the digital environment, continue to be conducted digitally. For the remaining educational activities where this does not apply, these will be conducted on campus.

Avoid crowding. A third of all seats in each room can be used. In the lecture rooms, the exam sitting is used. For practical and laboratory activities, there are already guidelines in the scenario planning. This instruction replaces the previous instructions of a maximum of 50 people per room.

Take into account the recommendations of the Public Health Agency of Sweden, KTH and the President’s decision.

Read more about different scenarios for KTH's educational activities during the autumn semester 2021 .

Hybrid x3

Get inspiration and tips on how you can work with hybrid elements in your course! Here are three Lunch 'n' Learn webinars that address the topic:

  1. "Digital meetings and active student engagement" .
    Stefan Stenbom, researcher and teacher in digital learning at KTH, presents principles and guidelines for being able to create and maintain digital meetings that are characterized by active learning (from 28/4, 2021).
  2. "How can my students become active co-creators instead of a passive audience?" .
    KTH's pedagogical developers (E-learning) goes through tools and methods that you as a teacher can use to create a more interactive learning environment (from 20/10, 2021).
  3. "Teacher stories: Experiences of hybrid teaching" .
    Hybrid, both fun and demanding. Panel discussion where teachers and staff from KTH talk about technical and pedagogical aspects of hybrid teaching (from 3/11, 2021).

Technical advice

  • Avoid audio feedback loops. Make sure that all seminar students turn off their microphones and speakers.
  • Make sure that the audio works and that the students can hear you.
  • Arrive early to test the technical devices and to confirm that everything works as planned before the lecture starts.
  • If technical problems occur during the lecture, activate the students with assignments while solving the problem.

Pedagogical advice

  • The same conditions shall apply for all students, regardless whether they are located in the seminar room or online.
  • Repeat all questions for clarity.
  • The teaching activities benefits from someone assisting and moderating remote students.
  •  Make sure to set aside time for questions during the seminars, for increased engagement.  
  • Students in the seminar room should also be connected to Zoom to be able to participate in the chat, polls, and other Zoom features.
  • Keep the camera’s position in mind, so you don´t end up off-screen while teaching.
  • Keep in mind how the technical devices and workflow affect the pedagogical arrangement while teaching.

Terms and conditions

Read about Zoom and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)  prior to teaching.

General advice on different types of teaching activities


If possible, plan to give the larger lectures remotely. Lessons and seminars can be held on site, with some students in the classroom and some joining from distance. A third of all seats per room can be used. In the lecture rooms, the exam sitting will be used.

Group assignments

The students should take responsibility for how they organize group assignments. The teacher creates a group room in Canvas, and Zoom can be used for meetings and chatting.

Laboratory at a distance and in lecture rooms

Contact your school for more specific instructions.

Computer rooms

Use selected places for campus teaching. The other computers are used by students at distance with RDP connection. Here is information on temporary remote access to computer labs during Covid-19 .

KTH’s teaching facilities

Here you will find further information about lecture rooms available for hybrid teaching and instructions on how to use the equipment in these rooms.

Read more about Technical equipment in lecture halls .

Read more about Zoom and hybrid rooms at KTH .

Read more about Using computer rooms in teaching .

Read more about Recording rooms at KTH .

Read more about Videoconferencing systems .

During the autumn semester 2021, it will be possible to try out the lecture hall technical equipment and devices. For more information, read about .

Interactive teaching

Breakout rooms, polls and the digital response system mentimeter, will allow the teacher to create a more interactive educational experience for students.

Read more about Creating interactivity in class – methods and digital tools

Read more about Polls

Read more about Mentimeter

Read more about Recommendations and tips for digital meetings

Read more

Flipped Classroom

Information for employees regarding the coronavirus

Contact and support for digital education

Do you have questions or do you want guidance on digital learning?

For general support: .

For educational support:  (we reply within two days time).

Other contacts for education

If you have other questions about education at KTH, the information is collected on Contacts for education support at KTH .

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