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« Reply #15 on: September 26, 2015, 5:31:57 pm »

+1 larryc

In these situations (which occur with relative frequency) I'll usually wait until the next class day, then ask the student before class if his/her issue was resolved. This makes clear that 1) I will reply only once, 2) the responsibility for all technical issues will be with the student and not the prof, and 3) I care that the student learns independent thinking and problem solving rather than how to waste a perfectly delightful weekend on useless negotiations.

Have a fun and e-mail free weekend :)

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« Reply #16 on: September 29, 2015, 4:41:22 pm »

Do you have something like this "study tips" document available for all students to read? In the future when complaint #1 is arrives in your inbox, you wait a day or so and reply by referencing the link to the document.

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« Reply #17 on: September 29, 2015, 5:50:17 pm »

That's a useful link. This is a face to face class with only the homework via BBoard, but the tips would be useful even just for that.

My department has a partially online degree program so I'll share that with my faculty.

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