Welcome Start Here Module Example

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Welcome/start here module

Description

Within the Welcome [Start Here] Module, students will find a welcome message with a voice memo from the instructor as well as supporting information that will help students succeed in the course. This includes information regarding course structure and dates, a check-in survey, the syllabus, a syllabus quiz, a Blackboard tour, steps for getting organized, an instructor bio, and a pdf with successful tools for online learning.

QLT Objectives Met

  • QLT Section 1: Course Overview and Introduction
    • Objective: 1.1 Instructor uses course environment to provide clear and detailed instructions for students to begin accessing all course components, such as syllabus, course calendar, assignments, and support files
    • Objective: 1.2 Detailed instructor information is available to students and includes multiple formats for being contacted by students, availability information, brief biographical information, and a picture of the instructor.
    • Objective: 1.3 Course description includes the purpose and format of the course, as well as prerequisite knowledge and competencies, if applicable.
  • QLT Section 4: Student Interaction and Community
    • Objective: 4.2 Instructor provides information about being a successful learner/student.
    • Objective: 4.3 Navigation throughout the online components of the course is logical, consistent, and efficient.
  • QLT Section 7: Learner Support and Resources
    • Objective: 7.2 The course syllabus (or related) lists and/or links to a clear explanation of the technical support provided by the campus and suggestions as to when and how students should access it.

Material:


Additional Information

  • Material Type:  Welcome/start here module
  • Author:   Gioella Chaparro, Instructor
  • Institution:  California State University, Dominguez Hills
  • Date Created:  2021-06-21
  • Course Format:   Hybrid / Blended
  • LMS:  Blackboard

QM Standard Equivalents

  • QM General Standard 1: Course Overview and Introduction
  • Standard: 1.1 Instructions make clear how to get started and where to find various course components.
  • Standard: 1.2 Learners are introduced to the purpose and structure of the course.
  • Standard: 1.7 Expectations for prerequisite knowledge in the discipline and/or any required competencies are clearly stated.
  • Standard: 1.8 The self–introduction by the instructor is professional and is available online.
  • QM General Standard 7: Learner Support
  • Standard: 7.1 The course instructions articulate or link to a clear description of the technical support offered and how to obtain it.
  • QM General Standard 8: Accessibility and Usability
  • Standard: 8.1 Course navigation facilitates ease of use.
  • Standard: 8.2 The course design facilitates readability.