Overview: When a “Welcome to my Course” video is the first thing the students see upon entering your course, it creates a positive first impression, builds rapport and establishes credibility. Even better, from start to finish, creating a welcome video takes less than an hour!
Where to begin: Some Instructors use a short (2-4 slides) presentation, some simply talk into the camera. Either way, it’s a good idea to outline what you’ll say. Commonly used talking points include: 1) Brief Course Overview, 2) Where to find things in your Canvas course, 3) Grading and Attendance policies, 4) “About Me” with short bio.
Task Overview: You will need to enable Panopto in your Canvas Course, install the Panopto application to your computer, create your recording, upload it to Canvas and place it on your home page. (To view the complete listing of available Panopto tutorials, click here).
Here’s how to do it: