Online teaching provides a unique challenge for instructors to communicate their expectations to students. Industry research and practice tells us that clearly communicated expectations are essential for a successful online learning experience. Below, you will find example expectations that you may consider using or adapting to fit your own class.

Sample Student Expectations List

This list could be sent through email or posted as a discussion topic to which students reply with a statement like "I agree to the expectations of this course."

What You Can Expect from Your Instructor

This information could be included in an introductory email, news item, or placed within the course content. You may also choose to record your personal introduction as a video to post, and include this information as a part of that.