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Top Tips for Course Creation in Languages@Warwick

A checklist to ensure that your course offers a great student experience.

1

Create an inspiring tutor profile

Create an inspiring tutor profile

Introduce yourself to your students and provide a professional identity online. #tutor #profile

2

Choose a good course image

Choose a good course image

To set the tone for your course choose a nice background image. Make sure that you observe the rights for the image. (See information about creative commons licences) . #course #image

3

Enable completion tracking on your course

Enable completion tracking on your course

Once this setting is enabled (in edit settings) you can allocate each resource so that students can mark it as done or it automatically records completion according to your chosen criteria. This helps users get a personal progress record and manage their work more effectively .#completiontracking #personalisation

4

Provide a clear introduction to each section.

Provide a clear introduction to each section.

To set the scene for each topic or week, write a short summary for your resources. #section #introduction

5

Choose the correct settings for your resources

Choose the correct settings for your resources

Avoid "automatic" when uploading resources, make sure that you have the most suitable setting for the type of resource you add. This is very important for accessibility. #resources #settings #accessibility

6

No more that 10 resources per section!

No more that 10 resources per section!

Keep your sections uncluttered by not adding any more than 10 resources. If you have several files you can add them as a single folder. Too many resources will seem overwhelming. Can some be in the course tools section as useful links? #resources #uncluttered

7

Provide useful blocks in the Course Tools section

Provide useful blocks in the Course Tools section

For example, you can add html blocks for useful weblinks that will be needed throughout the course and use the calendar tool for key dates. #coursetools #helpful

8

Establish your communication channels

Establish your communication channels

There are many options in Languages@Warwick what blend do you use? #communication #synchronous #asynchronous #immediacy #socialmedia

9

Get the mix right!

Get the mix right!

Check your activities box (in course tools) and see if you have provided a good range of resources to support interaction and engagement. #activities #variety

10

Use reporting tools!

Use reporting tools!

There are several reporting tools to help you keep an eye on how your course is being used. The joule reports dashboard helps you to encourage students to make greater use of the content you have provided. Use the participants list (course tools) to message students who have not been into your course. This sort of proactive intervention helps ensure that your effort is rewarded. #joule #reporting #dashboard #immediacy #feedforward