In a face-to-face course, an instructor typically sets expectations for students in the syllabus and during the first or second class meeting. The instructor also can easily clarify expectations during a discussion or group activity if s/he sees the need. Since an online course is largely asynchronous and students set their own pace for completing activities once they gain access to the course, an instructor should set expectations upfront for any kind of interaction, workflow, process, or submission. Managing student expectations prevents potential frustration and contributes to high student satisfaction in an online course. The following are some suggestions for managing student expectations.