Before the course begins:
During the course:
If anyone has other time saving ideas to add, just let me know!
This is an awesome list. I use every one of these strategies. I also do these three things:
1. Keep the course design simple and avoid needless complexity.
2. Establish a regular and predictable pattern for assigning work and responding to students.
3. Maintain a positive, encouraging, and reassuring tone.
There really is no magic to being an awesome online teacher beyond doing what you suggested and having a positive and organized approach.
Thanks for sharing!