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Here is a sample News Item Welcome message

Create a new News Item to welcome your students to your online part of your course. For more details on creating a new item, click here.

Headline:

Hello {firstname}

Content:

Welcome to {orgunitname} (which is the name of the course)
My name is XXXXX and I’ll be your instructor for this course that runs for xx weeks ending on XXXXX.

This is the homepage for our course and I will post a new message each Sunday evening which will help you focus on the important tasks for the week ahead. This week I suggest you:
1. Access the technology tutorial located on your My Home page if you are new to the learning Hub, this online learning management system.
2. Look through the course to familiarize yourself with the technology and the content of the course.
3. Read the course outline and contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
4. Read all the material in the Getting Started section of the course, which you will find in the Table of Contents (Content link in the navigation bar above).
5. Get a start on next week by reading chapters 1-3 of the textbook.

Review the tabs across the top of the page in the Navigation bar (menu bar).
• CONTENT – Contains course materials for this course
• ACTIVITIES – Assignments: Where you upload your assignments
– Quizzes: Where you write quizzes and exams
• GRADES – Preview your marks

Notes:
• Chrome and Firefox are the preferred Internet Browsers
• Contact me:
<email address>
<phone number>
<location>
<Optional: D2L email>

I look forward to working with you during this course.

Regards,
<your name>