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Google Earth Mapping - Map Your Memorials

Google Earth Mapping - Map Your Memorials
San Jose State University
While engaged in peer-to-peer interaction, students use a shared Google Earth map to collaboratively create an interactive tour of memorial sites in Berlin, Germany.

Alternative Assessment - Infographic Assignment

Alternative Assessment - Infographic Assignment
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
The original assignment attached to this resource was a summative assessment (e.g., essay) that students submitted regarding their leadership philosophy. The revised assignment is a Leadership Philosophy Infographic using a formative low-stakes alternative assessment strategy.

Learner Profile Survey - JOUR 218 Media, Self & Society

Learner Profile Survey - JOUR 218 Media, Self & Society
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
This is a Learner Profile Survey deployed in JOUR 218 Media, Self & Society. It asks students to identify their goals, which informs the instructor, but also is a way for the students to articulate their goals to themselves. Along with asking what students hope to gain from the course, this also asks about what they bring to the class. This is the first step in creating a welcoming, comfortable and inclusive online course environment.

Welcome and Introduction Assignment (4.1)

Welcome and Introduction Assignment (4.1)
California State University, Northridge
This graded icebreaker activity uses Padlet as a way for students to get to know each other the first week of the course. In this introductory 'Meet and Greet' students create a post, with an optional picture, and share a little about themselves. This includes their pronouns, what they like to be called, as well as future goals. The students are asked to respond to their peers and the instructor also adds a post on the Padlet to get the conversations started.

Student Online Course Readiness Survey

Student Online Course Readiness Survey
California State University, Stanislaus
The Stanislaus Online Readiness Self-Assessment is a popular tool for giving students insight into what skills, technology, and mindset an online student must have to be successful.

Textbook and Course Materials List

Textbook and Course Materials List
San Diego State University
A clear list of required textbooks and course materials for course.

Module 1 Activity Description

Module 1 Activity Description
California State University, Fresno
This introduction to the activity (which is using a rubric to reply on a discussion board) is in informal language to engage the students and catch their attention. It is also designed to help the student feel comfortable with talking about their own insecurities about the course topic.

Discussion Post Assignment for Outside Engagement

Discussion Post Assignment for Outside Engagement
California State University, Fresno
Many times students request extra credit and as faculty members, we struggle to provide that. This is a weekly discussion posting on Blackboard based on the face to face lecture for that week. Having a discussion post creates an environment for students to engage freely outside the classroom. At times, I have also used this to engage students during class time and have them bring out their electronic device answer the discussion posting for attendance purposes and extra credit for that day!

Sample Grading Policy

Sample Grading Policy
San Francisco State University
SFSU has created a sample grading policy for instructors to use in courses.

Infographic Sequence of Assignments

Infographic Sequence of Assignments
California State University, Fresno
Infographic that shows students how assignments are connected and build on each other.

Student Learning Objective Alignment Matrix

Student Learning Objective Alignment Matrix
California State University, Bakersfield
Alignment matrix that illustrates the alignment of course objectives, materials, activities with student learning objectives.

Online Netiquette Discussion Expectations

Online Netiquette Discussion Expectations
California State University, San Marcos
An example where this instructor went above and beyond the normal etiquette rules to include guidance for students on how to disagree, make arguments, and be kind to other students. She gives them instructions on how to argue an idea and not argue with a person directly.

Student Feedback Form for Continuous Improvement

Student Feedback Form for Continuous Improvement
California State University, Fresno
Google Form to solicit feedback from students about their learning experiences. Items for feedback include course pacing and variability in online discussion forum delivery formats to determine student preferences (i.e. Voicethread, Discussion Board, etc.). The feedback is used to make course adjustments and shares the results with students. This gives students a sense of empowerment and validates their voice in their learning process.

Welcome Video - Sign Language Online Course

Welcome Video - Sign Language Online Course
California State University, Fresno
Online course welcome video and introduction created in sign language with closed captioning.

Building Community in a Fully Online Course

Building Community in a Fully Online Course
California State University, Fresno
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.