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Course Home Page

Course Home Page
Sacramento State University
Greg Kim-Ju, an Instructor at Sacramento State University, created an inviting and easy to navigate home page making it easy for students to access areas of the course. Included are icons and links to Start Here, Syllabus, Modules, and the Question Café. In addition, students are greeted with an inclusive course banner and a welcome video from the instructor.

Student Profile Survey

Student Profile Survey
California State University, Fresno
Carlos Martinez, an Instructor at Fresno State, developed an optional survey in Canvas that is given to students during the first week of class. The questions are designed for the instructor to get to know the students and if there are any barriers to their learning.

Learning Profile

Learning Profile
California State University, San Bernardino
Carmen Beck, an Instructor at CSU San Bernardino, used Google Forms to create a survey asking students information about themselves that will help the instructor better understand them. The questions also help the instructor become aware of any challenges so that they can better support the students and create a more inclusive environment.

Course Home Page

Course Home Page
California State University, Fresno
Gil Kim, an Instructor at Fresno State, created a welcoming home page where students are greeted with a friendly message and an instructor introduction video. Buttons for each module were also added using Canvas for graphics that link to each area of the course.

Class Diversity Statement

Class Diversity Statement
California State University, San Bernardino
Charlene Eaton, an Instructor at CSU San Bernardino, includes a Class Diversity Statement to help to set the tone for classes that can be difficult and controversial due to subject matter. This statement clarifies the role of both student and instructor in terms of verbal exchanges/discussions in the classroom. It also promotes proper communication etiquette, tolerance and understanding, and respect for each other. The skills learned from this activity are used beyond the classroom, helping to create a more accepting and tolerant society. This statement is reviewed together as a class to promote understanding and mutual consideration.

Weekly Module Canvas Page Includes Variety of Materials

Weekly Module Canvas Page Includes Variety of Materials
San Jose State University
Glen Gendzel, an Instructor from San Jose State University, provides a detailed Canvas Page that lists all of the linked module materials. This weekly module includes the Module Objectives, a To-Do List, and focus questions for all assigned readings, lectures, and videos.

Sample Course Home Page

Sample Course Home Page
San Jose State University
Debra Hunter, an Instructor at San Jose State University, designed this home page to provide clear and detailed instructions for students to access course content. The intuitive layout includes buttons and links to course modules, a short video introducing the instructor, and 'Quick Link' buttons to frequently accessed course components.

Example Discussion Rubric

Example Discussion Rubric
California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo
Juila Alber, and instructor at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, developed this 5-point rubric which describes how the student will be graded for their initial post and their reply on an Introduction Discussion.

Jamboard for Online Office Hour

Jamboard for Online Office Hour
California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo
Neal MacDougall, an Instructor at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, uses office hours to review and practice concepts learned. He uses Jamboard to recreate key parts of the guided inquiry exercise and allows students to work on the same Jamboard. Office hours become more dynamic and simulate the feel of a “face-to-face” environment.

Online Netiquette Discussion Expectations

Online Netiquette Discussion Expectations
California State University, San Marcos
Marisol Clark-lbanez, an Instructor from CSU San Marcos, provides an example where an 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.

Advance Notice of Required Textbooks

Advance Notice of Required Textbooks
California State University, Northridge
Instructor Nanci Carr at CSU Northridge, sends students an email 3 weeks in advance of the term, with textbook information, and encouragement to purchase them in advance of the start of class.