On Behalf of the Instructional Support Team - Friday Edition: Contacting Students via GauchoSpace Welcome Message

September 25, 2020

The following is being sent on behalf of the Instructional Support Team

Dear Colleagues,

The Instructional Support Team is receiving reports that students are asking questions about how some of their courses will operate.

If you haven’t done so already, it’s a great idea to contact students via the Welcome Message in GauchoSpace to welcome them to the course, introduce yourself, and let them know a bit about this:  how to access course materials and course meetings (synchronous, asynchronous, or both). You can do this even if your GauchoSpace site isn’t quite ready — click the “Bypass Availability” box at the bottom of the message.

The Welcome Message will be sent automatically to any students added to the course site, so even when people join after it’s sent they will receive the message.

More next week,
The Instructional Support Team


Screenshot: how to “bypass availability” in GauchoSpace Welcome Message