All students deserve a supportive instructor. But your time is limited and some students will benefit from your high touch more than others. In online courses, it can be more difficult to identify whose on the other end of the screen and determine who your high opportunity students are. Use this form in the first week of your online course to collect data directly from your students that you will use to adapt your teaching to support those who need it most.
If you use Google Forms for your survey (like the sample below), the results will be curated in a Google Sheet, which you can link into your an unpublished area of your LMS for your eyes only. Use the data from this form to identify students who need your support the most and use that knowledge to target your high-touch interactions.
This form is shared in the public domain. You are free to adopt/adapt it without attribution.