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Course Homepage with Buttons to Access Modules

Course Homepage with Buttons to Access Modules
California State University, Fresno
Katherine Fobear, an Instructor from Fresno State shares the design of a Canvas homepage that includes a course description, with links to the syllabus and individual modules that are clearly labeled. All buttons include alt tags as evident by the Ally accessibility indicators.

Home Page Buttons

Home Page Buttons
California State University, Fresno
Nichole Walsh, Instructor from Fresno State share four graphics for homepage buttons to enhance the look and usability of the landing page for students. The graphics were created in Canva and include the following: Click here to begin, This way to Modules, Click Here for Announcements, and Virtual Asynchronous Office.

Essay Rubric

Essay Rubric
California State University, Stanislaus
Erin Hughes, an Instructor from 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.

Front Page Design Example

Front Page Design Example
California State University, Stanislaus
Wura Jacobs, an Instructor from CSU Stanislaus provides a visually interesting front page design that uses five header icons for easy access to course pages/content.

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.

Active Learning Using EdPuzzle

Active Learning Using EdPuzzle
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Elam Marcus, a Faculty Developer at Cal Poly Pomona, used Edpuzzle to place interactive content into an existing video. This exercise engages students with asynchronous content as they answer questions prompts during the lecture video.

Syllabus - Updated Policies and Diversity Statement

Syllabus - Updated Policies and Diversity Statement
California State University, Fresno
Christopher Moss, Instructor from Fresno State provides a syllabus updated to be more inclusive with diversity and accessibility information. Sample templates were provided by Fresno State and added to provide an update to the syllabus that is more accessible and inclusive.

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.

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 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.

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 - Alignment Chart

Syllabus - Alignment Chart
San Jose State University
Maureen Smith, an Instructor at San Jose State University, provides an alignment matrix that aligns the weekly activities with the course level objectives. The matrix provides the assignments, points, percent of the total, minimum number of words, and affiliated learning outcomes.

Grading Rubric for Article Analysis Assignment

Grading Rubric for Article Analysis Assignment
California State University, Fresno
Michael Yonker, an Instructor from Fresno State provides a rubric used in his Criminal Law class where students select a recent article and discuss it in relation to the class on the discussion board. The rubric was developed to assess the online participation and contributions to the discussion board. Both the analysis and the response are scored on a scale from 4 to 1 as exemplary, accomplished, developing, and beginning.

Diversity Statement & Learner Support Resources

Diversity Statement & Learner Support Resources
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Juanita Jellyman, Instructor from Pomona provides a syllabus that includes technical support, a diversity statement and resources available to support students.

Lab Assignment Connecting Students to Their Community

Lab Assignment Connecting Students to Their Community
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Weimin Li, a Faculty Developer from 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.

Interactive Video Introduction to the Water Crisis

Interactive Video Introduction to the Water Crisis
California State University, Fresno
Joshua Reece, an Instructor from Fresno State, uses a YouTube video along with Edpuzzle to activity engage students. Students are required to answer questions about the water crisis throughout the viewing experience.