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. Plan to explain — as clearly as you can and in a variety of places — what students can expect from 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.