Preparing to Teach in a Flexible Hybrid Environment
Welcoming your students to your class is something instructors do automatically in face-to-face teaching environments. Synchronously, you can welcome your students to your initial live session. However, in the asynchronous components of your course, you will need to introduce yourself more deliberately, through text and media.
- Post a welcome message via an Announcement
- Create and post a welcome video
Students will need your help in understanding the online components of the course. Where can they find content? How do they access the Live Session?
- Post relevant materials to your Blackboard site, including:
- Host a live session using Zoom or Blackboard Collaborate to review learning objectives, successful practices, and policies
An essential component of student success will be the creation of a learning community. How can students connect with you and each other? How can the informal but essential interactions before, between, and after class be mindfully, rather than serendipitously, initiated?
- Set up Online office hours with Zoom or Blackboard Collaborate
- Encourage/Organize student study groups using their Zoom accounts
Your course may be the principal point of contact between your students and the University. How can you connect your students with the various support resources available to them?
- Provide a Start Here section with links to University resources
- Announcements about University resources