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Guide to Hybrid & Online Teaching at JMU

Attendance and Participation

You may need to think about attendance and participation in new ways when teaching in online or hybrid modes. 

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How can I facilitate participation when teaching online or in a hybrid mode?

  • Canvas Discussion Boards allow you and your students to have text-based discussion over a period of time and participate at different times. 
  • Record your lectures so that students can view them online. (Note: For recordings and video conferencing involving observing clinical sessions, telemedicine activities, discussing patient information, etc., please refer to subject-specific HIPPA guidelines.)
  • Live (synchronous) facilitation with Webex

How can I track attendance and monitor participation participation when teaching online or in a hybrid mode?

You can track student attendance using Webex and Zoom in Canvas. You can monitor participation on the Canvas Discussion Board (you can see the names of students who have contributed to the discussion). If you use Canvas to distribute course material and engage the students in online discussions, uploading assignments, etc., you can monitor their participation with Course Analytics.

What should I know about JMU's requirements for attendance in the Fall 2020 semester?

Here is the Student Attendance for Fall 2020 policy from JMU's Division of Academic Affairs.


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