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One of the things you may wish to think about as you work on your course is creating activities to set the tone and climate for your students.
Why is it important to set the right tone and climate in your course? Bonk and Khoo (2014) note:
"How an instructor welcomes learners into a course is perhaps tantamount to success. Learners must be comfortable with the course, the instructor, and themselves as online learners. In addition, such learners must feel that their ideas are respected and encouraged. Establishing a welcoming environment allows the student to settle in and adjust to this relatively new form of instructional delivery." (p. 45)