​Hybrid Course Format​​​​​

All courses under the health informatics program are managed online through Blackboard and delivered in the "hybrid" format, which includes:

  • ​​​​​​​​​synchronous sessions through Collaborate, featuring:
    • ​​live interaction between the instructor and students
    • ​​​​​​​​​​​regularly-scheduled sessions, held typically once per week, during the early evenings
    • ​​​​​​​​​​synchronous audio participation requires the purchase and use of a headset and microphone
  • ​​​asynchronous course​ assignments and activities which are completed on your own
  • one 8-hour in-person session (final class of each semester)
    • students living outside the local area are encouraged to make hotel reservations as early as possible
      • at the time you book your reservation, mention that you are a UF student and (depending on the hotel) you may get a discount

UF Email Account

  • Use your UF email account for classroom activities
  • Only your UF email address is “linked” to Blackboard, so your instructor can email you as an individual, as part of a group, or as an entire class
  • Home and work email addresses change frequently, and your instructor can’t keep up with them, so email your instructor using only your UF account
  • Read all emails in their entirety - important content can be at the endof an email too
  • Review all attachments on the email
  • Save files to your own PC as instructed or necessary
  • Follow-through with all requests to reply, follow-ups, etc.

      To Email Your Instructor From Home

      • ​Go to the UF website, logon to UF Mail
        • ​Compose and send your email message