• 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 “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 Echo360 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 Stories page for examples of how Georgetown faculty have used these strategies to communicate with students.