In most cases, detailed messaging should be communicated by faculties by 2 April ideally, or shortly thereafter, containing specific details regarding the assessments and their timing. We cannot rule out needing further changes as circumstances evolve, or as any unanticipated issues come to light, and it is important to accept that information might not be definitive at this stage. Nevertheless, faculties are asked to try to avoid sending out tentative information too quickly, which can cause greater confusion when retracted.
You might want to offer a forum on KEATS along with a video recorded briefing to answer questions from students and ensure they understand the new arrangements. Any information to students should be available in ONE place as students can easily become overwhelmed by email traffic and crucial information can get lost.
Students should be reassured that faculties are doing all they can but that many of us and our student body have been affected, and therefore we have to adopt the most pragmatic and fair policy for all.
There will be study and assessment guides coming online very soon, coordinated by King’s Academy, King’s Online and Centre for Technology Enhanced Learning on managing types of assessment, well-being and online learning.