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Module Overview Page

Module Overview Page
California State University, Fresno
Professor Christine Edmondson from Fresno State, created Module Overview pages for her Movies and Mental Illness class. Each page contains a To-Do list, Module Directory, Module Orientation Video as well as a Video Guide.

A Letter to an Elected Official Assignment

A Letter to an Elected Official Assignment
California State University, Northridge
In this example, CSU Northridge Instructor Kristy Michaud, assigns "A Letter to an Elected Official" assignment that is aimed to increase their sense of agency by writing a letter to an elected official about an issue that has an impact on them and their community.

Active Learning Lesson with a TEDEd Video

Active Learning Lesson with a TEDEd Video
California State University, San Bernardino
Anna Phillips, an Instructor at CSU San Bernardino, developed an active learning activity with the user-friendly and broad application of the TEDEd lesson builder. The lesson includes the components of Watch, Think, Dig Deeper and Discuss. Questions are linked to specific sections of the video and students are also asked to answer short-answer questions.

Active Learning Through a Team Project

Active Learning Through a Team Project
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Dr. Wu Lin, an Instructor at Cal Poly Pomona, designed a team project in an asynchronous online class to improve active learning. The project is chunked into weekly tasks and due at the end of the semester to facilitate and support active learning with frequent peer to peer engagement. in addition to helping students reinforce what they learned in class, the project also helps students develop various skills, including collaboration skills which will help them be successful beyond the class.

Active Learning with Video using Playposit

Active Learning with Video using Playposit
California State University, Los Angeles
Tammy Aguilar, Instructor from CSU Los Angeles uses video platform Playposit to transform a static viewing experience to one that is active and engaging. As students watch the lecture video explaining the difference between an IEP and a 504 Plan they will come across three embedded questions that they are required to answer.

Addressing Microagression in an Online Class

Addressing Microagression in an Online Class
California State University, Northridge
Ning Fu, Instructor in the Marketing Dept. at CSU Northridge, shares a couple examples for how he addresses microagressions or disrespectful comments in class.

Alternative Assessment - Infographic Assignment

Alternative Assessment - Infographic Assignment
California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo
Maurice Stefanee, an Instructor at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, provides students choice in developing a Leadership Philosophy Infographic assignment which also includes citations for technology resources .

Assignment Exploring Systems of Oppression and Power

Assignment Exploring Systems of Oppression and Power
California State University, Northridge
Casey terHorst, an Instructor at CSU Northridge, developed an assignment that provides a space for students to explore systems of oppression and power. The purpose of the assignment is to connect the course topic "Human Evolution" and experiences of the students.

Assignment Information Video Production using Artificial Intelligence (AI) Tools

Assignment Information Video Production using Artificial Intelligence (AI) Tools
California State University, Channel Islands
Ryan Murphy, Assistant Professor of Business Communication at California State University Channel Islands, created an assignment information video using HeyGen (an AI avatar video creation tool) and ChatGPT. Assignment information videos supplement written assignment instructions, rubrics, and verbal explanations of an assignment in class. By offering assignment information using additional modes, student gain enhanced clarity and understanding of assignment instructions. Video instructions keep students engaged and they can be replayed as many times as necessary. Acknowledgement to Dr. Stephen Lind of the University of Southern California who presented this concept at the Association for Business Communication Western Regional Conference (Spring 2024), where he shared both practical outcome of AI videos like this as well as technical instructions for creating them.

Assignment Using Transparent Assignment Design and Mind Mapping

Assignment Using Transparent Assignment Design and Mind Mapping
California State University, Los Angeles
Margaret Finnegan, an Instructor from CSU Los Angeles, shares an information literacy project in which students choose a topic related to a criminal justice career that they would like to learn more about and find sources to support their opinion. The assignment description uses the “Transparent Assignment Design” template which makes learning more explicit for students. It also offers a different way to demonstrate mastery with students creating a mind-map created with bubbl.us.

Assignments on Using Generative AI for Resume Enhancement

Assignments on Using Generative AI for Resume Enhancement
California State University, Channel Islands
Dr. Vida Vakilian, an Associate Professor at CSU Channel Islands, developed a series of innovative assignments for students, focusing on how to leverage Generative AI (GenAI) technologies to enhance their resume preparation. These assignments guide students through using AI tools to draft and refine their resumes. Additionally, Dr. Vakilian incorporated an assignment on Ethical Considerations in GenAI, ensuring that students not only gain practical skills but also understand the ethical implications of using AI in their professional development.

Badges in Canvas: Connect the Dots Between Course Outcomes & Career Skills

Badges in Canvas: Connect the Dots Between Course Outcomes & Career Skills
California State University, Channel Islands
Kristen Linton, Instructor from California State University, Channel Islands, created two Badges in Canvas associated with specific learning outcomes and career skills. Eligibility to receive the badges was set using a rubric that assessed the students' skill, which is public. Students who receive badges can post the badge to the LinkedIn profiles and potential employers can click it to see a description of the assignment and criteria that needed to be met in order to receive the badge.

Bilingual Course Kit

Bilingual Course Kit
California State University, Channel Islands
Mary Adler, Instructor from California State University Channel Islands, included the bilingual course kit for her online second language acquisition course. The bilingual course kit changes the Canvas navigation menu and buttons to Spanish. With the addition of simultaneous translations for the Start Here module and weekly module titles, students will regularly interact with Spanish-language information throughout the course.

Bilingual Translations in Canvas

Bilingual Translations in Canvas
California State University, Channel Islands
Kristin Jordan, Instructor from California State University Channel Islands, implemented bilingual translations in Canvas for a Sociology of Education course where information on the Canvas home page, in the welcome/start here module, and major headings/buttons are presented in both English and Spanish. This initiative ensures that information displayed on the Canvas home page, within the welcome/start here module, and major headings/buttons is accessible in both English and Spanish. By providing simultaneous translations, students gain direct exposure to essential concepts and research covered in the course, such as community cultural wealth, linguistic capital, and bilingual education. Additionally, this approach fosters a more inclusive environment, both linguistically and culturally, within our class. Importantly, the adaptability of these bilingual translations makes them applicable to various courses, regardless of content alignment.

Calculus Canvas Shell Homepage and Module list screenshots - Bilingual

Calculus Canvas Shell Homepage and Module list screenshots - Bilingual
California State University, Channel Islands
Chrissy Soderlund, Instructor from Cal State Channel Islands, developed a bilingual kit for the Calculus I Canvas Shell. The bilingual kit enables instructors to better articulate course material in a way that embraces students for whom Spanish is their first language. There is a variety of instructional material types on the Canvas shell (videos, quizzes, written text, online math homework system, discussions, etc.). The bilingual kit strengthens the text of the various material types.