I like to meet synchronously with all virtual students at the beginning of the semester to 1) begin to build rapport and 2) answer questions they may have about HyFlex learning. I find this is particularly important with asynchronous students to help promote connection and inclusivity.
Throughout the semester, I check in periodically and ask if there’s anything I can do to improve their experience.
Students have shared that they appreciate this personal touch.
What kinds of things do you do to foster connections, particularly with asynchronous students?