Instructor introductions are an important key to creating instructor presence in your course. This is a great space to share your background and personality with your students. This is especially key for online courses where students may not ever have the opportunity to meet and connect with you. This can also be key in creating a positive relationship and atmosphere for your course as sometimes in text and email our personalities don’t have a chance to come through.

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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