In How to Build an Online Learning Community (In 2020) https://www.learnworlds.com/build-online-learning-community/ via @learnworlds
- Indicate your availability for questions and communications.
Don’t forget that your initial postings in the discussion forum, your first messages sent to all by email, or the greeting you post on your course home page will do much to set the tone and expectations for your course.
Putting this into practice
There are several ways that this can be accomplished in your course. Here are some examples:
- Posting an Introduction post in the course via text or video. It's important to show your class that you are a real person. You can do this by including images of yourself and by sharing aspects of your background and particular interest in the subject that you are teaching. Your introduction post is also a great place to share your expectations about the course, important dates, setting expectations for feedback.
- Video is a good tool creating an instructor pressence online. Creating an Introduction video segments, using video to introduce the course content for each week, and using weekly videos to questions arise or address patterns.
Kaltura Capture is a quick easy way to record and upload video into Kaltura MediaSpace. From there the videos can easily be embeded into your D2L course.
Creating Content in D2L
You can embed video and images into your Introductory posts on D2L. The following video will demonstrate how to embed additional media from the Insert Stuff icon.
As a result of the Kaltura MediaSpace intergration in D2L, you can access all of the videos that you have uploaded into Kaltura Media from the Insert Stuff icon. Just look for the My Media Link. Check out the screen shot below: