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Student Profile Survey

Student Profile Survey
California State University, Fresno
Dakota Draconi, an Instructor at Fresno State, created a Student Profile Survey on Canvas that the students will take in the second week of class. The purpose of this survey is to get to know the students, including their learning goals for the course, and learn how the instructor can best support them through the semester.

Course Home Page

Course Home Page
California State University, Fresno
Gil Kim, an Instructor at Fresno State, created a welcoming home page where students are greeted with a friendly message and an instructor introduction video. Buttons for each module were also added using Canvas for graphics that link to each area of the course.

Learner Profile Survey

Learner Profile Survey
California State University, Bakersfield
Jamie Butow, an Instructor at CSU Bakersfield, developed this learner survey 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.

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.

"Class Community" Syllabus Information and Padlet Activity

"Class Community" Syllabus Information and Padlet Activity
California State University, San Bernardino
Jasmine Lee, an Assistant Professor from CSU San Bernardino, uses a Padlet board to prompt a class discussion about building a class community.

Introduction Activity using Google Tour Builder

Introduction Activity using Google Tour Builder
California State University, Long Beach
Youngok Jung, an Instructor from CSU Long Beach, designed a self-introduction activity to highlight the diversity that exists in a seminar course. Using Google Tour Builder, students share where they come from and what stories they carry with them. Tour Builder allows users to visualize stories and places and integrates them into the map.

Writing Rubric for Spanish Language Upper Division Course

Writing Rubric for Spanish Language Upper Division Course
California State University, San Bernardino
Carmen Jany, an Instructor from CSU San Bernardino, provides a rubric for evaluating an essay that uses an essay prompt and students examine a case study for Healthcare Spanish in an upper division Spanish course. The rubric includes 5 criteria- Text type, language function, language accuracy, comprehensibility, and cultural appropriateness across 4 levels of achievement.

Building a Dynamic Discussion

Building a Dynamic Discussion
California Maritime Academy
Nicole Runyon, an Instructor at California Maritime Academy, designed a discussion in which students are given the option to include a video that shows a project from their workplace. This option creates a more enriching experience as students also expand their technology use to achieve the objective. Due to bandwidth issues with the student population, it's important to keep the text response as an option as well.

Class Diversity Statement

Class Diversity Statement
California State University, San Bernardino
Charlene Eaton, an Instructor at CSU San Bernardino, includes a Class Diversity Statement to help 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.

Topic Information Page - Measurable Objectives

Topic Information Page - Measurable Objectives
California State University, Fullerton
Melanie Sacco, an Instructor from CSU Fullerton, provides a "Topic Information Page" to communicate to students how the Module Level Objectives align with the Course Learning Outcomes. The resource is created using a Canvas page, in addition to the objective alignment, this resource lists tasks for completion, and deadlines for activities in the module as well as textbook assigned readings and end-of-chapter problems.

Active Learning with TEDEd

Active Learning with TEDEd
San Jose State University
Patricia Backer, an Instructor at San Jose State University, uses TEDEd to increase active learning and peer-to-peer engagement, students answer questions and participate in a discussion in a video lesson. The TEDEd lesson replaces what was previously a passive learning experience where students answered standard questions for a weekly written assignment without actively engaging with the content or with their peers.

Partner Discussions on VoiceThread

Partner Discussions on VoiceThread
California State University, Fullerton
Raelynne Hale, an Instructor at CSU Fullerton, uses VoiceThread to allow students to engage in audio/video discussions with partners in an asynchronous environment without having to create separate discussion boards or threads for each pair. The example includes instructions, prompts, and how to set up the discussion in VoiceThread. This activity can be easily adapted and used for any course that has students partner and discuss a theme, topic, article, or other course material.

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 CSU 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.

Weekly Module Canvas Page Includes Variety of Materials

Weekly Module Canvas Page Includes Variety of Materials
San Jose State University
Glen Gendzel, an Instructor from San Jose State University, provides a detailed Canvas Page that lists all of the linked module materials. This weekly module includes the Module Objectives, a To-Do List, and focus questions for all assigned readings, lectures, and videos.

Welcome Page - Instructor Information

Welcome Page - Instructor Information
California State University, Fresno
Alicia Iriberri, an Instructor at Fresno State, created a highly engaging and interactive Welcome Page that includes a variety of ways that students can contact the instructor. The information also included in the syllabus, facilitates a quick way for students to find the information they are looking for.