Communicate With Students
Communication is important in all classroom settings, but especially when there is little to no face-to-face opportunities to connect. This includes setting expectations both of yourself and your students.
- Moodle Announcements for a quick and effective way to deliver general messages and reminders.
- Smartphone or tablet for recording (see how to here).
- Use Techsmith Relay or Zoom as a quick way to record lectures.
- Include information about yourself, such as your name, credentials, along with other non-academic interests such as hobbies, favourite books or movies.
- Ask students to create a short video introduction of themselves.
- The most effective method of creating and communicating course expectations to students is to develop rubrics for each assignment, quiz, or other activity that students need to complete.
- Make sure your feedback is concise, consistent, specific and meaningful.
- Keep a close eye on students’ progress and subsequent activities.
Use Announcement forum or your syllabus to communicate these expectations
- Ensure that you respond to and address violations of Netiquette.
- Model exemplary behaviour when interacting with your students in the online environment.
- Ensure your students understand that communication should be respectful even when diverse or opposing opinions are expressed. The rules of Netiquette concern how such disagreements are expressed, but rarely their actual content.
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