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Using Mentimeter to Increase Engagement

Using Mentimeter to Increase Engagement
Sacramento State University
Kirsten Munk, an Instructor at CSU Stanislaus, incorporates survey and knowledge questions into synchronous Zoom lectures, using Mentimeter (https://www.mentimeter.com/) to increase student engagement and facilitate discussion. Students are provided with the URL for the Mentimeter survey along with the access code (in the Zoom chat), which will take them to the surveys and questions (pictured here) included in the lecture. Students are able to participate and answer in real-time.

Using VoiceThread to an Create Effective and Creative Assignment

Using VoiceThread to an Create Effective and Creative Assignment
California State University, Channel Islands
Diana Lenko, Instructor from California State University, Channel Islands, used VoiceThread to create an assignment that encouraged peer-to-peer learning and enabled students to participate and collaborate using one of five powerful commenting options: microphone, webcam, text, phone, and audio-file upload, and do it at their own pace. The collaboration tool is also fully integrated into Canvas, so students and instructors don't have to log in to the platform separately. By watching videos of exemplary speakers and exploring the key leadership concepts in action, students gained insights into the communication strategies and leadership attributes essential to effective leaders.

Using VoiceThread to Create a Presentation for a Spanish Project

Using VoiceThread to Create a Presentation for a Spanish Project
California State University, Channel Islands
Samanta de Frutos García, an Instructor of Spanish at CSU Channel Islands, created a final project assignment for SPAN 102: Elementary Spanish II. The template provides guidelines for students to create a VoiceThread presentation using vocabulary, grammatical constructions, and cultural knowledge learned in this course using the free Spanish textbook Libro Libre. This project assesses students’ ability to answer questions and report orally to demonstrate basic functional proficiency in Spanish, talk about familiar topics, compare and contrast cultural similarities and differences between the United States and Spanish-speaking countries, and present the information and cultural insights gained through the TalkAbroad sessions. This can be modified to fit any class.

Video Walkthrough of a Course Activity

Video Walkthrough of a Course Activity
California State University, Northridge
Nanci Carr, an Instructor at CSU Northridge, used Camtasia to create a video showing students the steps to view a video of an article posted on Canvas. The video shows students how to download content in different formats so that it is more accessible and provides options for accessing lesson content.

Weekly homework Rubric in Math 104

Weekly homework Rubric in Math 104
California State University, Long Beach
Jen Mei Chang, an Instructor at CSU Long Beach, provides a detailed rubric for math homework assignments submitted online using three criteria for grading: (1) accuracy of a graded problem, (2) completeness of the whole assignment, and (3) whether the submitted work follows the directions of the assignment as well as the readability of the presentation.

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.

Wellness Check Discussion

Wellness Check Discussion
California State University, Fresno
Kathaleen Valdez, an Instructor from Fresno State, uses a brief weekly discussion to help facilitate a line of communication between the student and the instructor by providing a way for students to check-in. The discussion encourages them to let the instructor know how they are doing in regards to the class or just life. It helps them know that there is someone else out there that has their back and is concerned about how they are doing and lets the instructor know if there is a need to contact the student for additional assistance. In addition, the discussion can be used as a way to monitor student participation.

Windshield Survey Assignment

Windshield Survey Assignment
Sacramento State University
Michelle Dang and Lyndsay Anderson, Instructors from Sacramento State University, adapted an assignment for an online course using Flipgrid to have students present their community assessments from the lens of a public health nurse.

Writing Project Rubric

Writing Project Rubric
California State University, Fresno
Gabriel Ibarra, Instructor from Fresno State shares a writing rubric that is detailed along 5 criteria.

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.