Establish clear expectations for your teaching presence
One of the most important aspects—if not the most important aspect—of any student’s learning is you, the instructor. Students look for you to be involved in discussions, respond to questions, provide feedback and encouragement, and reach out when you notice they may need additional assistance. This does not mean that you need to be online 24/7. Establishing expectations and routines around your online time can help students feel more supported and engaged in your course.
This tool covers everything from creating a welcome message, to monitoring Q&A forums.
How active should you be online? What boundaries can you set? This tool explains.
From ensuring your online course is clear and intuitive, to establishing a predictable rhythm – this tool helps you and your students navigate your online course with ease.
Providing discussion forum grading rubrics, assigning reflection activities, and giving strategic feedback are all covered in this tool.
This tool explains how to build short (6 minutes or less), instructor-produced videos that are informative, engaging and memorable.
How can you keep students engaged and focused online, while supporting their learning and helping them prioritize information? This tool explains.