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Sketchnotes Discussion Forum Assignment

Sketchnotes Discussion Forum Assignment
California State University, Northridge
Instructor Nicole Solis from CSU Northridge, developed an assignment in which students practice visual notetaking skills and engage in a discussion. While reading a scholarly article students are to select at least 2 quotes and additional terms and concepts and arrange them visually including sketches, illustrations, or other ways of decorating their notes visually. Students use the Canvas Discussion forum for students to submit the assignment, but they can choose to create their notes on paper or using one of several technologies.

Resume and Cover Letter Rubric

Resume and Cover Letter Rubric
San Francisco State University
Alexandria Leyton, an Instructor from San Francisco State University, provides a detailed rubric on the elements of the resume and cover letter.

Academic Integrity Statement from Syllabus

Academic Integrity Statement from Syllabus
San Jose State University
Darra Hofman, an Instructor from San Jose State University, provides their syllabus which includes an expanded discussion of policy and supports, as well as an explanation of their approach to providing accommodations. The syllabus also explains the course environment, expectations around inclusion and equity, and explicitly invites students to participate in office hours.

Getting Started Module

Getting Started Module
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Navid Nakhjiri, an Instructor from Cal Poly Pomona, provides a visual sample of the Getting Started Module in Canvas. The elements of the module include a welcome from the instructor, course schedule, Syllabus quiz, student profile survey, Q&A, and Campus Resources including technology support.

Wellness Check Discussion

Wellness Check Discussion
California State University, Fresno
Kathaleen Valdez, an Instructor from Fresno State, uses a brief weekly discussion to help facilitate a line of communication between the student and the instructor by providing a way for students to check-in. The discussion encourages them to let the instructor know how they are doing in regards to the class or just life. It helps them know that there is someone else out there that has their back and is concerned about how they are doing and lets the instructor know if there is a need to contact the student for additional assistance. In addition, the discussion can be used as a way to monitor student participation.

Course Home Page

Course Home Page
California State University, Fresno
Melanie Wenrick, an Instructor from Fresno State, provides a clean easy to follow home page that provides for accessible image buttons used for the syllabus, weekly, and discussion board. Graphic buttons were created in PowerPoint and imported as images. A welcoming introduction about the purpose of the course and distance learning model used.

Lab Assignment Connecting Students to Their Community

Lab Assignment Connecting Students to Their Community
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Weimin Li, an Instructor from Cal Poly Pomona, developed a module lab assignment. This lab assignment includes includes an activity with students exploring the hardware and software that they will use in a GIS lab. The activity has students using a database from LA county to apply mapping skills.

Essay Rubric

Essay Rubric
California State University, Stanislaus
Erin Hughes, an Instructor from CSU Stanislaus, provides a rubric to grade written essays and set clear grading standards/expectations for students. The point values can easily be added based on each writing assignment. The use of this rubric streamlines the grading process and allows for more comprehensive feedback on specific points addressed in the rubric.

Using Hypothesis for Low-Stakes Assessment with Timely Feedback

Using Hypothesis for Low-Stakes Assessment with Timely Feedback
San Jose State University
Instructor Jill Citron from San Jose State University, uses Hypothesis to ensure student preparation for class which is a digital annotation tool that allows for peer-to-peer discussion. In the example provided she uses the tool for student discussion about complex scientific journal articles.

Course Video Tour

Course Video Tour
California State University, Fresno
Meta Schettler, an Instructor from Fresno State, provides a video tour with consistent navigation and clear instructions for students to begin accessing all course components, such as syllabus, course calendar, assignments, campus support resources, campus policies and support files.

PLSI 2: American Government and Institutions - Rubric for Writing Assignment

PLSI 2: American Government and Institutions - Rubric for Writing Assignment
California State University, Fresno
Everett Vieira, an Instructor at Fresno State, developed a six-part rubric for scoring the writing assignment for the PLSI 2: American Government and Institutions introductory GE course. The rubric was created to improve on providing feedback in a timely fashion so that students will have a better idea of exactly how their written assignment will be scored before submitting their essay.

How You'll Use It - Pauling's Rules

How You'll Use It - Pauling's Rules
California State University, Fresno
Keith Putrika, an Instructor at Fresno State, developed a summative assessment where students apply Pauling's Rules and related concepts in mineralogy, to assess an environmental issue that might mimic the ways in which the concepts could be used in practice. The accompanying grading rubric includes percentages for the characteristics as well as a letter grade for the corresponding criteria.

Student reading presentation rubric

Student reading presentation rubric
California State University, Fresno
Jidong Chen, an Instructor at Fresno State, developed this detailed Reading Presentation rubric for use with the rubric tool in Canvas. The rubric describes in detail how students' presentations on the assigned research articles are graded in terms of their 'content', 'organization', 'mechanics', and 'elocution and eye contact'.

Peer Part Planning

Peer Part Planning
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Patrick Mannion, an Instructor at Cal Poly Pomona, teaches students how to best use 3D CAD modeling software in their course. Each assignment requires a large amount of planning and forethought before starting to make a model. To help address this issue, the Peer Part Planning assignment breaks students into small groups and has them come up with a basic plan/outline for how they can approach the creation of the model.

Syllabus Example for Learner Support (Student Resources)

Syllabus Example for Learner Support (Student Resources)
San Jose State University
Rachel Lazzeri-Aerts, an Instructor from San Jose State University, includes information for non-academic support resources/programs for students. More details and contact information for 3 key support programs are included. Weblinks, email, and phone numbers are listed for these 3 key programs.