Here is a sample email text that you can adapt and use with your students:
Be reassured that during the period of online instruction, our course will continue online. In preparation, I am sharing our class communication plan with you. Most of our communication online will take place through Blackboard.
I am suggesting you do the following to be sure that you are ready:
Practice logging into Blackboard and find our course. Email me using Blackboard, and confirm that you have logged in and found our course.
Check your AUC email regularly for updates from me and from AUC. These updates will include specific directions about course content, assignments, final exam, and the final project/s and any adjustments in the syllabus if the need arises.
Please know that I will be checking my email every <<insert days and response time>>
I also want to reassure you that our course learning outcomes will be met and that I will make allowances for any technical difficulties that you may experience.
Please email me at <<xxxxxxx>> with any questions.