The solutions we came up with for our problem were:
- A seminar for Block U and LEAP students
- Monthly meetings with advisors
- New website or app for all LEAP/Block U information
- Add a Block U/LEAP page to canvas
The solution that we settled on is to create a Block U page on canvas. This is by far the simplest and easiest solution to the problem. What the problem ultimately came down to was a lack of communication and a confusion that students faced on where to go for resources. A canvas page is a go to place for all of the students to find their resources. Additionally, they can start chats with each other and it'll be easy for them to reach their advisors as well.
This is also an incredibly easy solution to implement. Instructors already know how to create a canvas page and students are already used to using canvas for their classes, so it would be easy for everyone.
One possible issue with this is that what if a student doesn't get on canvas. However, the answer to that is that if a student doesn't go onto canvas, that's on them. You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink.