A Legacy of W.K. Kellogg

Introducing Your Course

It's especially important to personalize an online course, where you won’t have the opportunity to interact with students face to face.

Intro Video (S|I, S|C)

Create a short video to introduce yourself and the course. Here are some best practices:

It's also a good idea to include a current profile picture in your Blackboard Instructor Information page, along with current contact information. The profile picture should be 150 x 150 pixels.

Video Tour/Course Overview (S|C)

Provide a "video tour" of your course to help your students explore the course, identify navigation strategies, and get familiar with terminology. All best practices mentioned above apply here.

Here are some recommended video creation tools:

It’s also a good idea to have your students go through the eOrientation of the Blackboard Learning Management System if this is their first online course.

Profile Picture (S|I)

Be sure to include a profile picture in your Blackboard Contacts page along with current contact information. The profile picture should be 150 x 150 pixels.