- Take time on the first day of classes to establish a method of emergency communication. This information could be defined in the syllabus.
- The simplest way to communicate with your students is probably via email. You can use the Inbox feature in Canvas (in the left global navigation) or the “send email” function in Blackboard (under “Tools”).
- In some situations, for example in case of widespread power outages, you might want to ask students to respond to let you know that they are able to receive your emails.
- You could post your lecture notes, handouts, and/or slides on Blackboard or Canvas. You could add questions for reflection to guide students through the material.
- You could use Panopto to create a narrated version of your slides that can then be posted on Blackboard or Canvas.
- You might meet synchronously with your students using Zoom, Skype, or Google Hangouts.
- Browse the Faculty Examples page for examples of how Georgetown faculty have used these strategies to communicate with students.