Communicate with Students

The most important thing you should do is communicate with your students early and often to give them information about changes to your course.

  • Let students know how often they can expect to hear from you (e.g., daily, weekly, etc.) and through what channels: (e.g., e-mail, Blackboard or Google Classroom announcements, or a free messaging app like Remind).

  • Explain to students how they can communicate with you (e.g., e-mail, Blackboard inbox, Google Classroom private messages).

  • Inform students of the expectations for attendance and participation under your modified teaching plan.

  • Tell students how the class will operate during the period of instructional modification.

  • Direct students to campus resources for addressing non-instructional needs (e.g., health and wellness, other campus websites).

  • Tell students to monitor official campus communication for updates from Queens College: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates, and Updates from CUNY.

  • Encourage students to practice daily preventative care: Wash hands frequently with soap and water. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Stay home if you are sick. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work and school.

Follow the link below for multiple ways to communicate with your students.