Improving students’ discussion board responses

Discussion boards full of “I agree” or “good point” comments? Try offering students a quick response template to help them engage with more precision. Here are some suggestions to help students formulate more meaningful responses: You made some good points here, such...

Sketch out a ‘low tech backup plan’

What is your plan for when the internet goes down, or when a third-party vendor tool doesn’t work properly? There are many ways to reach students, send them reminders or assignments if you are unable to log into Zoom or Canvas for technical reasons. You may want to...

Nurture relationships between you and your students

You’ve made the plan, and you’ve done the work of building an online course experience for your students. Now is a good time to make sure that your students’ experiences are centered in your courses. If you haven’t already, consider where you can ask your...