Establishing and Maintaining a Presence in your Online Course.

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Establishing and Maintaining a Presence in your Online Course

Establishing and Maintaining a Presence in your Online CourseEstablishing a PresenceThe Early Email (texts, grading, papers etc)2nd Week Orientation (short and to the point)Email contact with students that missed orientation and office visitSpell it out and repeat (keep reaching at regular intervals)Getting Students To Know Youre AroundRegular emails (perhaps just after due dates)Quick reply to student emailsVirtual office hoursPhone visitsOff-schedule office hoursQuick turnaround on grades and commentsEarly alert system emailsEmails to advisorsEmail Protocol

Several short emails rather than one long messageSpell it out (more than once)Group emails (for general information)Individual emails (assignment tips)Grade discussion only in person

On Campus EventsMidterm orientationsStudent-led help sessions (with or without instructor presence)Concerts/Readings pertaining to the course content or notUniversity Day eventsCoordinate with Learning Resources/Writing CenterMake the big paper a big event

Online InteractionDiscussion board postingsStudent groups (Blackboard)Encouraging students by sending their work around (particularly with essay writing)Learning Communities (informal or not)Online ResourcesTie in MLA Style Guide or Elements of StylePlease feel free to contact me:

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