I consistently give students feedback on their work products and progress towards learning goals
Having students complete quizzes is a great way for them to both process material and to self-assess their progress. In addition, teachers can use this information to make choices about what to review or where to move more quickly.
Rubrics and written or recorded notes on larger assignments or projects can help students understand their progress towards learning objectives and better assess their learning. In addition, teachers can use this information to provide scaffolds or modify upcoming assignments to better meet the needs of students.
Using the audio or video option for feedback helps students connect with the teacher and makes feedback more meaningful. This is especially helpful for creating a sense of community in online courses.