Tammy Hill is a licensed marriage and family therapist and teaches a marriage preparation course at BYU. Her course requires participation both in and out of class. Her upcoming Spring Term course was moved online because of COVID-19.
Hill has taught online courses before, but social distancing required her to alter some of her assignments. One assignment students must do throughout the semester is complete a number of activities that encourage getting to know people and dating.
Hill revised these assignments by adding virtual options like participating in virtual museum tours together and playing games online using services like Kahoot! or Jackbox Games.
Social distancing is requiring people to put more thought in their dates and activities and plan ahead, Hill said. It’s forcing them to get creative.