Welcome videos are an important component of your FLO site. They welcome students to your topic, and can often be the first contact they have with teaching staff. But what does it take to make a welcome video?
The first point of call is to plan what will go in the video. Some key components include:
Introduce who you are and what your role is
Welcome students to your topic, including the name of the topic
Provide a brief overview of the topic, how it will run, and what it is about. This information need not be too detailed
Explain to students how they can contact you (and other teaching staff), and provide some examples of the sorts of things they might contact you about. Remember to explain how you will be using announcements and emails, and your preferences around phone calls
Keep it short and simple – a welcome video does not need to be more than a few minutes in length
Here's an example of a welcome video:
Once you have finished your planning, you will need to create the video. You can approach this task in multiple ways. Go to Video - main entry (2. Build, 3. Test and 4. Administer) for useful information about making and uploading your welcome video.