Start Here Area

How do you set students up for success in online courses? One way is by creating a purposeful, useful, and informative Start Here area.  In a Manga 20 Minute Mentor seminar, Jill Schiefelbein dissects the essential elements that must be included in an introductory unit to set students up for success.  Schiefelbein is a seasoned presenter with Magna Publications, with ten DVD products available online.  This page is provided so that instructors and developers/designers can see real examples of many of the six key essential elements for setting students up for success.

Video examples on this page include:

  • Meet Your Instructor
  • Course Expectations
  • Navigating the Course
  • Technology Tutorial (About VoiceThread) — two samples
  • Assignment Tutorial (Discussion Board Guidelines) — two samples

meet your instructor

 

course expectations

 

navigating the course–two samples

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technology tutorial: about voicethread–two samples

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assignment tutorial: discussion board instructions and guidelines

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