Instructor Intro Video

Self Introduction Video (On Campus)

A self introduction video is a 1 - 2 minute video where an instructor introduces himself or herself to their students by sharing some information about their educational and work background.

Personalize your Online Course

Students may find it challenging to connect with their instructor in an online learning environment.  A great way to establish good rapport and open communication between the instructor and student is embedding a self introduction video into the Faculty Contact section of your Blackboard site.

Create a Positive First Impression

Instructors may feel pressure to create a positive first impression on the first night of class.  Not only will a positive first impression set the tone for the rest of the class, but it will also help you to develop a good relationship with your students. Creating a self instructor video is a new multimedia option available that helps instructors to get their first impression right every time.

Sample of a self introduction video

Location of Video Shoot

Filming will take place at the Wilson Graduate Center by appointment only.

Schedule an Appointment on Campus

Please complete the form below to schedule an appointment. After you submit your appointment request, you will be contacted by our Educational Technology Specialist with the specific details regarding the date and time of your appointment. Please do not come in without an appointment.

Alternative to Shooting on Campus: Do-It-Yourself

Filming on campus is not always possible as some of our instructors live too far away. Also, some instructors who do live near campus may just not feel comfortable filming their self introduction video in a TV studio. That is why we offer a ‘do-it-yourself’ option where instructors borrow one of our department’s Flip camcorders and tri-pods. This is convenient because you get to film your self introduction in the comfort of your own home. After you film it, you just send back the camera with your footage to us for editing and uploading to Blackboard.
Flip Video Camera
A Flip is a small handheld camcorder. It is popular because it is really simple to use - just press the red button to record, then point and shoot.

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