Jennifer Smith

What's your Model for Synchronous Events?

Discussion created by Jennifer Smith on Apr 24, 2017
Latest reply on Apr 27, 2017 by Terry Hebert



We are thinking through the process of adding required synchronous events (using Canvas Conferences) into our online curriculum and I was curious as to what other colleges do. In particular:

  • Do you require your online students to attend synchronous events? If so, how many do you require students to attend?
  • Do you schedule more than what's required to accommodate student schedules? For example, your faculty might schedule 12, but students are only required to attend 6 of those 12.
  • Are your synchronous events graded or ungraded?
  • If graded, how are they weighted towards the final grade in the course? For example, 5%, 10%, 30%, etc.


Any other details or resources are appreciated. Thanks so much!