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First Day of Class: Lead Introductions


Introduce yourself to your new students. Go into as much or as little detail as you deem necessary. 

Hint: Most instructors would advise against discussing any political or religious affiliations. 

Begin building a learning community - have your student introduce themselves to a small group of classmates
  1. They can begin creating a circle of study partners 
  2. Encourage them to exchange email, or cell phone numbers so that they contact each other in the event of a class cancellation
  3. Create a get to know each other section in Blackboard using the Discussion Board, Wiki, or Blog and have them post their bios to the site as one of the initial assignments