Why Asynchronous Instruction? Keep in mind that students who were able to participate in synchronous activities prior to break may not be able to now—due to limited internet access or bandwidth, illness, family members’ illness, job loss and resulting food or housing insecurity, and other challenges. Therefore, it’s crucial to ensure that students can access all course materials after the fact. Many, perhaps most, students will be ill or otherwise unable to participate in coursework for a period of time this semester. Recording lectures or discussions and making them available after the fact will be essential to supporting make-up work for multiple students.
Instructors, move your face-to-face course online in Canvas.
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