Mixed-mode and online courses need significant amounts of structure, much more than faculty might think. The structure helps to guide the students in following their own, authentic learning pathways through the material of the course.

You can build in more structure as the course progresses if you need to do so.

Setting expectations is crucial.

Look for cues to provide blanket information.

Manage the email.

Use a timer. Set amounts of time that you will spend on a task. 

Be intentional.