SAMPLE WELCOME MESSAGE
Welcome to ____(your course name)!
This class will take place (entirely/partially/mostly) over the Internet at:
There is one mandatory face-to-face orientation on _____(date/time/location). At this orientation, we will review the course outline and practice using the online course system. I look forward to meeting you there.
It is very important that you
complete the following three activities before the orientation on ____ (date).
be my great pleasure to introduce you to the most remarkable
subject of ___. I am
pleased that you have registered for this course
and I look
forward to working with you. I have selected some interesting
subjects for our studies and am excited about leading
you in this venture.
Perhaps the most important thing
that I learned about taking online courses is that being a successful
student is an exercise in discipline. You have to be self-motivated to
get the work done. My advice to you is to dedicate three or four
special blocks of time every week to work on this course.