Online teaching

Expectations of teaching staff

  • Post a welcome and introduction message to students before teaching starts
  • Online teaching staff should outline their availability online, that is how many times a week they will access the site
  • Teaching staff should always notify students during semester of any online absences
  • Teaching staff are expected to respond promptly (within three days) to all postings and emails which are directed to them
  • Teaching staff are responsible for monitoring all online communications and intervening where necessary to ensure that students are not harmed or disadvantaged by inappropriate communications and interactions.
  • Topic coordinators are responsible for ensuring expectations are met by online teaching staff
  • Topic coordinators are responsible for informing students that FLO is able to track information about students' online activity
  • Topic coordinators are responsible for informing students how they can raise complaints or problems in learning online

Expectations of students

  • Online students are expected to introduce themselves to teaching staff and other students
  • Students are expected to access their online material regularly, meet deadlines and engage in and contribute to online discussions
  • Students are expected to notify teaching staff and other students of any absences from online participation.
  • Students are also expected to notify online students and teaching staff when they withdrawn from the topic
  • Students are expected to conform to any online conventions about interaction and communications
  • Students need to be aware that academic staff can monitor some communications in the discussion forum and chat rooms
  • Students can expect to find information on how to raise complaints or problems in learning online within the FLO site