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Question 7

​​In this course, the instructor:


 Was available to answer questions or provide assistance when needed.


 Schedule regular office hours and encourage students to come.

  • Consult with students on the best times to hold office hours.
  • Consider offering virtual office hours via Zoom​ if it suits your student population.
  • Explain to students the purpose of office hours.
  • Remind students throughout the semester when your office hours are scheduled and where you will meet with them.
  • Make the most of your office hours by using them to get to know students, teach, advise, mentor, and listen.
  • Create and use a virtual office hour link within your Canvas course shell.  
    • ​Be creative and personalize your “office hours” with a picture, logo, image or a catchy name, (e.g. Conversation Café) that encourage students to pose a question anytime. 
    • Monitor and respond regularly and allow other students to chime in with their response to further build a sense of community in the online platform. Remember, the Conferences tool in Canvas allows you to conduct synchronous meetings with students online and the Scheduler tool (in the Calendar) can be used to create virtual office hours by appointment. 

 Check for understanding throughout your class period.



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