My institution moved all courses online this term. I spent a great amount of efforts:
- Pre-recording 3 hours of lectures (accompanied by 2% weekly asynchronous quizzes on Moodle)
- Holding two 1.5 hours of live Q&A sessions weekly on Zoom
However, the attendance of the Q&A sessions have been embarrassingly low (less than 30 out of 320 students). Although students attempt to follow the weekly lecture videos, the vast majority of them only do so about 1 or 2 days before the weekly quizzes are due.
Nonetheless, students simply just complain about the workload in general (not just because of this course, but for the accumulated required screen time from all other courses).
The end-or-semester course evaluation will start soon. While I am confident that I have done all I could have creating quality learning materials, I am pessimistic about that the majority of students might just put very negative comments just because they are not happy about all courses moved online, not because of my teaching quality.
Is this something I shall expect in this very difficulty time? To me, it is just unfair to receive evaluation from students who mostly do not even engage in the content in the first place.
Let me know how you folks think?