This session will examine the important role instructors have in creating a strong online presence with their students. Online education has revolutionized the way we teach and students learn. Student expectations are changing, so must the role of the instructor. Students spend an inordinate amount of time working independently. As a result, students are much more likely to feel isolated relative to the traditional on-site class experience. Therefore, it is incumbent on instructors to create a strong online presence. Dr. Chandler and Mr. Campbell will provide best practices for creating a strong presence with students in the online class.