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Advanced QLT Course in Teaching Online - Course Introduction Page

Advanced QLT Course in Teaching Online - Course Introduction Page
California State University, San Bernardino
This course introduction page was developed to include clear instructions for accessing the course materials, contacting the instructor, and describing the objective of the course. The page also includes an introduction video to introduce students to the course, and create a sense of community with the instructor at the onset.

Blackboard Homepage Example

Blackboard Homepage Example
California State University, San Bernardino
The Homepage in Blackboard includes a "Meet Your Instructor" tab as well as a Playposit" tab. These tabs provide students with the instructor introduction and contact information which helps to humanize the course. The link to Playposit from the Homepage increases student engagement with both lectures and videos from outside resources.

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. 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.

Community Policies Tabbed Pages Example

Community Policies Tabbed Pages Example
California State University, Northridge
This is a PDF document with examples of how tabbed pages were created for course community policies, including a diversity statement, commitment to gender-neutral language, microaggressions or biased-language, netiquette, web-cam etiquette, academic honesty, tips for success.

Course Video Tour

Course Video Tour
California State University, Fresno
Video tour of which provides 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. A learner profile survey was also shared to engage students from the start.

INFO 284 Digital Curation Syllabus

INFO 284 Digital Curation Syllabus
San Jose State University
This syllabus has an expanded discussion of policy and supports, as well as an explanation of the instructor's approach to accommodation. The syllabus also explains the course environment, expectations around inclusion and equity, and explicitly invites students to participate in office hours.

Instructor Introduction Video

Instructor Introduction Video
California State University, Fresno
In this video the instructor introduces herself and also provides context for the course.

Learner Profile Survey

Learner Profile Survey
California State University, Bakersfield
This learner survey was developed to send to students at the beginning of each semester. In addition to asking about any anxiety they may have with the course content and online pedagogy, it addresses any obstacles they may have in their lives that would affect their coursework.

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.

Learner Profile Survey - Open Ended Questions

Learner Profile Survey - Open Ended Questions
California State University, Long Beach
Sample of a Learner Profile Survey to learn more about your students. Composed of 13 open-ended questions.

Learner Profile Survey for a Hybrid Course

Learner Profile Survey for a Hybrid Course
San Jose State University
This learner survey is designed for a hybrid course that includes distance learning and in-person field trips. Instructors can gain insight into their students that will be helpful in designing a course that enables all learners to be successful.

Learner Profile Survey for an Online Course

Learner Profile Survey for an Online Course
San Jose State University
The survey is used to gauge students' experience in taking an online class, and their feeling about being in an online course. Further, questions on students’ experience in using the required software is included.

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.

QLT-Friendly Home Page

QLT-Friendly Home Page
San Jose State University
This homepage was designed 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.

Start Here Module

Start Here Module
Sacramento State University
The Start Here Module contains information that ensures students are successful from the beginning of the course. This module contains an Overview & Introduction, the Syllabus, Course Etiquette expectations, Technical Competencies, and a Learner Profile Survey. To provide clarity, these items are organized in Canvas using text headers to identify the various sections.