Connecting with Your Students

Using Introduction Videos and Professional Portait Photos


Self-introduction videos to attract students, establish social presence, and build community in your course.

Who: YOU
What: Will record a 2 - 3 minute video (and/or take a professional self-portrait photo)
When: Convocation Week (Tuesday, January 5 and Thursday, January 7, 2021)
This service will be provided each semester during Convocation Week or by appointment.

Why: Self-introductions can be used to attract students to take your course. Or, as one of the first things students see when they begin your course, they give your students their first impression of who you are as a person and as an instructor. One study showed that students in an online course with an introduction video contributed more often to the weekly discussion boards and the end of course evaluations were more positive.

Where: Educational Media Center studio (Learning Commons Building, 1st floor)

Note: All videos are required to be closed-captioned. Once your video is completed, you will receive a captioned text file. Please correct the file, send the corrected file back to us, and the final version will be posted.


Schedule your appointment or contact Camden Barruga at or 455-0604 for assistance in how you can shoot your own self-introduction video.


View the video library of Leeward CC faculty and lecturers self-introductions.


Go to the website for the process, frequently asked questions, and checklist to get started.


We are here to help you! Contact Camden Barruga, Media Design and Production Specialist.