A course introduction is a great way to provide an overview of what students can expect from your course. A course introduction video is a great time to get students engaged and excited about the content for your course. This will also be the first opportunity for students to see their instructor engaging with the course content, so it’s the perfect time to show your expertise and passion for your course.

A course introduction video will allow you to set the tone for your course and begin building rapport with your students. Providing this course introduction and a brief overview of content can allow students to determine if this is the right course for them as well.

The short video below and accompanying handout will go over the following:

  • Why you should record a course introduction
  • What a course introduction should include
  • Best practices when recording

Approaches for Instructor-Course introductions PDF

This article, video and handout would not be possible without the talents of Elizabeth Lee, Andrew Bautista, Frank Cordova and Ron Carranza.

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