by Ruth Alsobrook-Hurich, Instructional Designer, Yavapai College
Adding a welcome video to a fully-online course is essential to student success. This small act gives students a way to know the person behind the screen is real.
Creating a video can be simple. You do not need to be a theater major to say “hello” to a group of people. There is no need for a full media studio either. YouTube makes this painless. Not only is it FREE to create an account, the site guides you through the recording process step by step.
For those who wish to remain private and fear the World Wide Web will find your video, mark the end result as “unlisted” and it will not show up in someone’s YouTube search.
Here’s an example welcome video…