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Introduce yourself and your course

An introductory video can be used as a natural start to your course. A well-made introductory video shows that you are prepared, gives a good first impression and creates a feeling of togetherness. Here you will find tips on what content to include in a successful introductory video.

An introductory video makes it easier for students to begin your course because you tell them how to carry through it for the best results. For example, in an introductory video, you can present information about:

  • contact details 
  • important dates
  • course material
  • compulsory seminars, quizzes, network meetings
  • where participants can turn for technical support, libraries, etc.
  • special instructions and requirements.

Studies have shown that the longer a course lasts, the less time students spend on videos. Therefore, you have a real chance to reach out with important information in the first video in the course.

An introductory video establishes a social presence

With an introductory video, you establish a social bridge between you and the students. An initial video with you can give your students a taste of your personality and dispel general question marks. For fully remote courses, this is of extra importance.

Unlike instructions in text, the video becomes a natural entry point to projecting your interest and relationship to the course content. The hurdle of contacting you with questions will be smaller.