Here's How – Getting Started
III. Building community
Having students feel part of a community is one of the central elements of online student success.
Students new to online may feel isolated especially at the beginning of a course. Your goal will be to make your students feel welcome and build a robust online community as soon as possible. Consider the following:
- Post a Welcome Message.
- Send a Welcome Letter before the course begins.
- Provide plenty of encouragement and support – especially at the beginning of the year.