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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.

Content Page on Canvas App

Content Page on Canvas App
San Jose State University
This is an example of how a content page looks on the Canvas App on an Android, including a YouTube video, a heading, text, and a PowerPoint file. Sources for content are listed with full citations to model academic integrity and are positioned at the bottom of the page.

Course Homepage

Course Homepage
California State University, Fresno
The design of this Canvas homepage is not only clear and user-friendly, but is also accessible on multiple platforms. Information and links to the syllabus and individual modules are clearly labeled. Students entering the class learn immediately where to start and can easily navigate the inviting and cohesive online class environment.

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.

Example Discussion Rubric

Example Discussion Rubric
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
This 5-point rubric describes how the student will be graded for their initial post and their reply on an Introduction Discussion.

Front Page Design Example

Front Page Design Example
California State University, Stanislaus
An engaging and visually interesting front page design that uses header icons for easy access to course pages/content.

Integrating LMS individual learning with group peer-to-peer interactive learning

Integrating LMS individual learning with group peer-to-peer interactive learning
California State University, San Bernardino
This peer-to-peer interactive learning activity is designed for an asynchronous environment using three separate shared experiences; the LMS, feedback through a Qualtrics Survey, and an online discussion.

Jamboard for Online Office Hour

Jamboard for Online Office Hour
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Students often come to online office hours to review methods covered as a team in a Google Doc-based guided inquiry exercise. During the office hour, concepts are reviewed but not practiced. The use of Jamboard during the office hour recreates some of the key parts of the guided inquiry exercise and allows students to work on the same Jamboard so that office hours become more dynamic and get closer to the feel of a “face-to-face” environment.

Learner Support and Resources

Learner Support and Resources
California State University, Northridge
Sample of learner support resources included in the syllabus. Includes comprehensive information includes links to technical, academic and student support services and resources available to assist students in achieving their educational goals. The following provides academic, technical and student support resources available on the California State University, Northridge campus.

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.

Perusall Integration into Business Communication Courses at CSULA

Perusall Integration into Business Communication Courses at CSULA
California State University, Los Angeles
Perusall is a social e-reader platform designed to promote reading, engagement, and active learning. This tool was integrated into Business Communication courses on Canvas for students to engage in crowdsourced reading as they interacted with peers and professors through collaborative annotations. For written discussions, students interact with uploaded PDF documents, websites, ebooks, images, and videos. Perusall activities spark critical thinking and collaboration.

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.

Student Intro Survey

Student Intro Survey
California State University, Channel Islands
Students can complete this brief survey at the beginning of the semester after they have read through the syllabus and explored the Canvas shell. The intent of the survey is to help the instructor learn more about their students, create a sense of support and empathy, and give students an opportunity to share their concerns ahead of time.