Save time and make sure that students are excited and know what is expected of them (and why).
Plan how you're going to use Aula and what kind of lecture/class preparation you expect of students.
Make a few Powerpoint slides or pages in a Word document, describing the course set-up. Feel free to use this template from the video below.
Record a short "Screencast" showing and explaining to students how the course is going to work and how you will use Aula. One easy-to-use screencast software that does not require a login is Screencast-O-Matic (shown in the video below). Other easy-to-use and free screencast software that you can use include CloudApp and, for Mac users, Quicktime.
Upload the Screencast to your Youtube channel. If you need help on setting up a Youtube channel, see this article and the video below.
Post the Screencast in the Class Feed and invite students to comment if they have any questions.
Example: (if you already know how to make screencasts, just skip to 0:50)
Remember to avoid mentioning years and specific textbook pages if you want to re-use your content in the future.
You may want to experiment with more advanced Screencast software such as ilos and ScreenFlow.
An advanced example of this type of approach is this video from Morten Tabor, an econometrics lecturer at the University of Copenhagen.
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