Create and post a welcome video
A video introduction helps your students get to know you as their
instructor, giving them visual and auditory clues about who you are and
what you're like...as a real person behind your computer!
In a video introduction you can introduce yourself and share with them a
little of your background and who you are as a person. You may also
wish to include details about why you are interested in and passionate
about the topic of the course.
You could also make a brief
statement about the course itself and what it's about but don't go into
depth on this as we will ask you to create a media resource later which
overviews the course in more detail for your students.
you record your video, you may want to write a short script or bullet
point notes of what you'd like to talk about in the video. Try not to
read your script as you go along though. Focus on being as natural as
possible and talk like you do in real life.
For this activity you should:
- create a welcome video that is under two minutes in length
- create a label in your sandbox course that will hold the video
- embed the video in the label in your course so that students can play the video right from the course page
If you would like more guidance or inspiration before you begin:
- Specifically, consult the "Adding Videos to Your Course" and "Moodle Label" resources on the RRU Computer Services knowledgebase.