Why should I proactively discuss communication strategies and policies with students?
Clear and timely communication will help reduce uncertainty and begin to cultivate the sense of connection that is so critical to learning in a remote teaching environment. As you set expectations, be mindful of students who may have different levels of disruption and access to technology. We have also created an online learning guide for Students that includes communication strategies in the section titled Simple Steps to Success in Remote Learning.
How much information should I provide students regarding communication with me?
The amount of personal information you provide is your choice. The university does not suggest, expect, or require you to disclose any personal information.
How can I manage Appointment Booking with the JMU Canvas & WebEx?
Follow this tutorial to see how an instructor books time slots and students reserve appointments.
What are effective and efficient ways to communicate with students outside of class?
Remember that students may be experiencing disruption, so providing low-tech communication channels may reduce communication barriers. Each of the following technologies can be used to promote and sustain effective online communication:
How can I build or maintain the course community in an online environment?
Frequent and low-barrier means of communication will help build a strong online learning community.