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Good practice guides and tip sheets have been developed to support quality in both curriculum design and teaching practice. Good practice guides provide a pedagogical overview and tip sheets provide you with practical strategies and ideas for implementation. Links to topic administration-related resources are provided below. 

Online topic orientation

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.

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