Building Community in a Fully Online Course

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The instructor uses Google Slides to create community and interaction between instructor and students in this online graduate course. Community Building activities are assigned intermittently throughout the course to give students an opportunity to engage and interact in a non-high stakes forum while getting to know more about each other along the way. It is a win win and a highly favored activity among her online students.

QLT Objectives Met

  • QLT Section 4: Student Interaction and Community
    • Objective: 4.1 At the beginning of the course, instructor provides an opportunity for students to introduce themselves to develop the sense of community.


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Additional Information

  • Material Type:  Assignment
  • Author:   Adriana Cervantes-Gonzalez, Instructor
  • Institution:  California State University, Fresno
  • Date Created:  2018-05-30
  • Course Format:   Online
  • LMS:  Blackboard

QM Standard Equivalents

  • QM General Standard 1: Course Overview and Introduction
  • Standard: 1.9 Learners are asked to introduce themselves to the class.