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Summary Reflection using the Discussion Board

Summary Reflection using the Discussion Board
California State University, Chico
Instructor Angela Alger from Chico provides students with weekly asynchronous online discussions. During the first week, students were asked to do their best to define a sustainable diet and share their opinion on genetically modified foods as part of their introduction. The final project was the Sustainability and Food Biotechnology Project. During the last week of the class, students are asked to recall their opinions at the beginning of the semester and compare how their opinions have changed after completion of the course and share these on the discussion board. This encourages students to reflect on the knowledge they have gained by completing the learning objectives.

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.

Rubric for Grading Short Essay Comparing Three Readings (Anthropology)

Rubric for Grading Short Essay Comparing Three Readings (Anthropology)
California State University, San Bernardino
Arianna Huhn, an Instructor from San Bernardino developed a rubric for an assignment in an Anthropology course where students are asked to summarize three topical readings within modules of an online class. The tool makes it clear to students the expectations for high marks and leaves room for instructor comments to guide improvement for future work.

Assessments and Grading Rubrics

Assessments and Grading Rubrics
California State University, San Bernardino
Arturo Fernandez-Gibert, professor from San Bernardino provides three types of assessment in the class: diagnostic, formative, and summative. A sample of each assessment is provided, including grading rubrics for one learning module and for a formative and summative assessments.

Discussion Post Assignment for Outside Engagement

Discussion Post Assignment for Outside Engagement
California State University, Fresno
Tanisha Garcia, a Faculty Developer at Fresno State, uses the discussion board to provide students with the opportunity to earn extra credit. This weekly discussion posting on Canvas is based on the face to face lecture for that week. Having a discussion post creates an environment for students to engage freely outside the classroom. At times, this is also used this to engage students during class time and have them bring out their electronic device answer the discussion posting for attendance purposes and extra credit for that day.