The below sample script was provided by Christy Patton, Business Learning Designer & Kym Ward, Medicine eLearning Manager.

Hello and welcome to insert your course name here (e.g. PUBH7500, Introduction to Public Health), my name is Dr xxxx and I am your course coordinator for this course.

This course focuses on (mention aim of the course and course learning objectives: connect relevance of the course to ‘real-world’ examples). 

Assessment in this course comprises of both summative and formative assessment. (Discuss the assessment, keep it brief, e.g. weekly formative Blackboard quizzes, discussion boards, portfolios, article critique etc). Submission of assessments, and all assessment feedback predominantly take place online through the course’s Blackboard site (insert course code/name).

All course-learning resources, including lecture recordings and assessment submission information is also located on this site. It is imperative that you regularly check the course site for any new resources and important announcements.

The Electronic Course Profile can be accessed via the link from the main menu of (insert course code) Blackboard site. Please ensure you have thoroughly read this document as it contains details about the course objectives and structure, assessment information and as well as details of UQ policies regarding assessment.

(If you have any questions during the semester, please refer to the “”Discussion Boards” accessible from the main menu. Alternatively you can also contact the (course coordinator/tutor), contact details are located from the “Contacts” section, accessible from the main menu of the course’s Blackboard site. Try to be reasonable in your expectations and communicate professionally - remember that no matter how urgent it seems to you, your tutor/course coordinator may not be available to email you at midnight.) This is just an example – substitute your communication policy preferences here.

I look forward to seeing you at our first live lecture, and at tutorials, which will commence in Week ##.