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Start Of Term Course Announcement Reminders

Start Of Term Course Announcement Reminders

Applicable Learning Management System(s): Blackboard Ultra, Blackboard, Canvas

Campaign Description: Because many faculty will not be able to meet their students in person, this reminder suggests to them to make a greeting announcement for the start of the semester. Instructors can set the tone of the semester, address online learning policies, and welcome students to class.

Success Criteria: Instructors will be reminded to send starting announcements

Submitted by (and on behalf of, if applicable): Katie van den Berk


Start of Term Announcement

Reminder to faculty to greet new courses

Location: Course Home

Audience: Instructors

Content Type: hint message



Copy Message Content: 

Hello Student,
What is the best way to catch a student’s attention during the first day of class? While your go-to answer might be an in-person ice breaker or conversation group, hosting a virtual class still needs a proper introduction like in-person courses.
In lieu of meeting students in person for the first week, you can write an introduction announcement (link to support article about announcements) for your course! You can remind them to review the syllabus, course assignments, and policies for your specific course. This is also a great opportunity to introduce yourself and your teaching philosophy to your students. Find ideas on the Center for Faculty Innovation website (link to your university faculty resource website).
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