Clear Communication Planning
- On the syllabus and Canvas, be clear about face-to-face meetings versus online expectations. You may be creating student groups to ensure that only half the class meets at a time. Tables are the most effective ways to communicate schedules of in-person versus online work. Contact ILTE to provide guidance on ways students can sign-up for in-person class sessions.
- Clearly state how you will communicate with your students (in Canvas, Teams, or Email). This is particularly important in case you or the campus move to all virtual learning environments. Encourage students to check IU email for updates should issues arise.
- Let students know your plan for virtual instruction should it occur. Will you have synchronous meetings over Zoom, post instructional materials, have online modules?
- Describe how you will conduct office hours. IU and the restart committee does not recommend in-person office hours. What is your version of office hours? Will it occur on Zoom or Canvas? How will that work? Waiting room w/ doorbell? Chat to notify you students are there?
- Encourage students to reach out to you with health issues and participation/attendance issues to work out individualized plans. We need to encourage those who are ill to stay away from campus and to reach out to IU Health for safety and wellness.
- Encourage use of IT Help Desk for technology concerns. Be clear about faculty limitations to fix IT problems. Contact Info for IT: (812) 941-2447 and choose option #2 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, or email at email@example.com.
- Provide information about places to access computers and wifi: Information on Technology Labs: 24-hour computer lab on 2nd floor of UC South near the Help Desk. Hickory Parking Lot outside of Knobview has outdoor hot spot for wifi access.