Learners appreciate regular communication from their instructors. Consequently, in a hybrid course, it is even more essential to plan and execute communication and engagement than in a face-to-face course. 

Establish virtual office hours and include these in your syllabus. This provides learners an opportunity to engage one-on-one with you about their progress in the course.
Use Canvas announcements to communicate regularly with learners to keep them aware of ongoing class plans and updates to the schedule.
Have a valid reason for meeting in-person (whether face-to-face or synchronously online). Use the in-person time for activities that are beneficial to the learners from their perspective (e.g., time to work in groups, deliver group presentations, attend a review session before an exam, etc.).

Note: Ensure these in-person sessions are as active and engaging as possible — don’t use them for lecturing.

Connect synchronous and asynchronous activities with intention. In other words, elicit input from the learners to help inform the synchronous components. For example, you might have a “muddiest point” discussion for your recorded lectures. Gather the learners’ responses to help you plan your synchronous sessions and clarify those points for your learners.
Develop a community of learners by providing them multiple opportunities to engage with one another about the course content. This may take the form of discussion boards, group projects or presentations, etc. You might even consider “crowdsourcing” questions for an exam by breaking students into groups and allowing them to develop potential exam questions.
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