Course Creation Best Practice 8: Behavioural Commitment
Just as with knowing what time commitment they are signing up for with your course, potential students also like to know what behavioural commitment is expected.
What do you expect of successful students? Do they need to complete an assignment every week? What about tests or quizzes? Will they need to be part of a virtual community group?
If you set these expectations, be sure to make it easy to follow through with them – send a direct invitation link to a virtual group; give them plenty of warning about assignments and tests – and make sure the advantages of doing all of this are obvious and rewarding!