Sometimes virtual instruction can be tough on students, so it is important to periodically check in on how they are feeling. These check-ins can be done through a survey or in a one-on-one meeting format. Below is a list of example questions to ask during your check in meetings:

  • How are you feeling today?
  • Is there anything big going on with you that I should know about?
  • What technologies do you have access to at home?
  • Do you have access to Wi-Fi at home? If yes, rate the quality.
  • How comfortable are you with using technology to complete classwork at home?
  • How comfortable are you with using video conferencing tools (e.g., Zoom or Skype)?
  • How would you prefer to engage in learning with the instructor and class this semester? (Give examples if needed)
  • Is there anything else you’d like to tell me about your ability to do school work at home that requires technology and/or the Internet?

Adapted from:

Dr. Torrey Trust – “Teaching Remotely in Times of Need”