Tips for Virtual Office Hours & Student Meetings


For online classes, it is recommended that Faculty utilize virtual "office hours" during which students are encouraged to reach out and ask questions about their course or assignments. This article demonstrates several methods and tools that can be used for faculty to conduct office hours virtually, in addition to best practices.



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To provide all your students with greater access to you, you can schedule office hours online.

Advantages of Virtual Office Hours

  • Can be scheduled at times that are convenient for you and your students
  • Students can meet you online during your office hours, ask a quick question, and go back to classwork
  • Small groups of students can participate in the same office hour conversation
  • Online hours can reduce the number of individual emails on the same topic
  • Shy students might be more willing to reach out

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