Supporting your student’s hybrid learning

While many courses are returning to in-person instruction, some will still be taking place online. To help your student adapt to this new hybrid learning environment, check out these tips and resources for effectively navigating learning online: 

  • Spend some time together discussing your student’s learning goals and any concerns, questions, or fears they might have. Then, explore the resources available in order to consider which ones can best address your student’s individual needs. 
  • Drafting a support plan together fosters the self-efficacy and confidence your student needs to independently pursue support and embrace responsibility for their learning goals. 
  • Prep for success before term starts with Keep Learning, a comprehensive guide to learning online at UBC. 
  • If your student is living with you, you can encourage focus and productivity by helping them set up a dedicated study space. 
  • Encourage your student to prepare for online learning by exploring more about how to do well in an online course. 
  • Team up with your student to develop effective habits for both studying and working remotely. 
  • Encourage your student to meet with a Peer Mentor. Peer Mentors are trained to help students enhance their study skills and maximize their university learning. 


Although the tech-related issues of remote learning can be intimidating and frustrating, support is available for your student. 

Knowing what tools are being used is a good place to start, so explore the learning technologies your student will likely encounter. 

Supporting your student as they learn online will have you taking on many new roles, but technical support should not be one of these. Student tech support is available to assist students with all questions, concerns, and issues associated with remote learning. 


The Inclusive Technology Lab facilitates learning and research through access and training with assistive technologies.  Online consultation about assistive technologies to support students’ learning needs is available by emailing