Determine communication expectations for the course

By Michelle D. Miller, Professor of Psychological Sciences at Northern Arizona University. 

Edited for McNeese Faculty, Dr. Wendi Prater, Director of eLearning

Determine communication expectations for the course. In the face of all this uncertainty, you need to explain — as clearly as you can and in a va­riety of places — what students can expect about the course in the next few weeks. Be sure to cover what it is that students are re­sponsible for doing, how they can find the things they need to meet those responsibil­ities, and what they should do first. Make sure the lines of communication are two-way, as well. When in doubt, offer more ways to get in touch with you (text, messaging app, email, video call), not fewer.