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Class Diversity Statement

Class Diversity Statement
California State University, San Bernardino
This Class Diversity Statement helps to set the tone for classes that can be difficult and controversial due to subject matter. Teaching Race & Racism and Perspectives on Gender means that there will be many different points of view and some may even be contentious. To help facilitate a safe and respectful learning environment the Diversity Statement is included in the Syllabus and on Blackboard. This statement is reviewed together as a class to promote understanding and mutual consideration.

Jamboard for Online Office Hour

Jamboard for Online Office Hour
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Students often come to online office hours to review methods covered as a team in a Google Doc-based guided inquiry exercise. During the office hour, concepts are reviewed but not practiced. The use of Jamboard during the office hour recreates some of the key parts of the guided inquiry exercise and allows students to work on the same Jamboard so that office hours become more dynamic and get closer to the feel of a “face-to-face” environment.

Perusall Integration into Business Communication Courses at CSULA

Perusall Integration into Business Communication Courses at CSULA
California State University, Los Angeles
Perusall is a social e-reader platform designed to promote reading, engagement, and active learning. This tool was integrated into Business Communication courses on Canvas for students to engage in crowdsourced reading as they interacted with peers and professors through collaborative annotations. For written discussions, students interact with uploaded PDF documents, websites, ebooks, images, and videos. Perusall activities spark critical thinking and collaboration.

Survey - Personal Goals and Influences

Survey - Personal Goals and Influences
California State University, Chico
This survey is intended to be used at the beginning of the semester to learn about the students in the class, any potential and perceived obstacles to their success, as well as their academic and personal goals. The intent is to engage with students much earlier in the semester so that obstacles can be addressed before they become insurmountable. Additionally, the survey result will inform examples used in the course so that they are more relevant and accessible.

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.

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.

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.

Academic Support Resources in Google Docs

Academic Support Resources in Google Docs
Humboldt State University
Humboldt syllabi contain a list of Academic Support Resources that provide a wide variety of student services. Faculty can simply copy these into any existing resource also.

Radio Broadcast - Radio Deidre

Radio Broadcast - Radio Deidre
Humboldt State University
In this example, the instructor uses a radio broadcast tool, SoundCloud, to introduce the weekly topics and objectives. This is a mass media and the popular art class and the instructor models the use of many different technology tools.