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Feedback Timeline Statement

Feedback Timeline Statement
California State University, Northridge
In this example Virginia Huynh, Instructor from CSU Northridge, includes a feedback timeline statement in her syllabus.

Role of Instructor Participation

Role of Instructor Participation
California State University, Northridge
Amber Norwood, an Instructor from CSU Northridge, includes specific information in the syllabus about their role regarding participation in the course by including detailed Discussion Facilitation and Participation Guidelines.

Closing Announcement

Closing Announcement
California State University, Northridge
Hillary Kaplowitz, Instructional Designer and Instructor from CSU Northridge, sends students an end of semester announcement, summarizing how far they have come and what they have learned.

Syllabus Accessibility Policy Statement

Syllabus Accessibility Policy Statement
California State University, Northridge
Susana Marcelo, an Instructor and Instructional Designer at CSU Northridge, includes the following statement in her syllabus that provides students with a clear explanation of her role in supporting students with a link to the campus disability support services office.

Required Textbook Information

Required Textbook Information
California State University, Northridge
Nanci Carr, an Instructor at CSU Northridge, includes this language in the syllabus stating that a specific edition of the textbook is required. This language lets the students know that if this edition is not used the assignments in the course will not align. The price of the textbook along with the formats available is also included.

Instructor Learner Profile

Instructor Learner Profile
California State University, Northridge
Instructor Carmen Saunders-Russell, from CSU Northridge, uses Canva to creatively share her instructor profile. It includes preferred pronouns, words that describe her as a learner, what motivates her to learn, her learning goals for the course, her experience about adult learning theories, and a fun fact about her that you won't find on her resume. Providing a detailed profile humanizes the instructor and creates a sense of belonging in the course.

Sketchnotes Discussion Forum Assignment

Sketchnotes Discussion Forum Assignment
California State University, Northridge
Instructor Nicole Solis from CSU Northridge, developed an assignment in which students practice visual notetaking skills and engage in a discussion. While reading a scholarly article students are to select at least 2 quotes and additional terms and concepts and arrange them visually including sketches, illustrations, or other ways of decorating their notes visually. Students use the Canvas Discussion forum for students to submit the assignment, but they can choose to create their notes on paper or using one of several technologies.

Community Policies Presentation

Community Policies Presentation
California State University, Northridge
Joannie Aguayo, an Instructor from CSU Northridge, shares a presentation which provides 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.

Module Outline

Module Outline
California State University, Northridge
Svetlana Tyutina, an Instructor at CSU Northridge, organizes the course modules in this Spanish course in a logical and consistent way. Each course module includes an extended overview of the material at the beginning, a link to tech support for essential technology in the course (just-in-time pedagogy), and a conclusions page that summarizes the material learned and links it to the material in the next module. The headings in each module are in both Spanish and English to further support the course content.

Learner Support and Resources

Learner Support and Resources
California State University, Northridge
Bessie Karras-Lazaris, an Instructor at CSU Northridge, includes resources in the syllabus with links to technical, academic and student support services available to assist students in achieving their educational goals.

Course Description and Format on Home Page

Course Description and Format on Home Page
California State University, Northridge
Professor Amir Gharehgozli from CSU Northridge, shares a detailed visual of the course homepage which includes a brief description of the course, image of the instructor, and course synchronous session meeting times. The buttons are created using De Button Factory (https://www.clickminded.com/button-generator/) and the word cloud is generated using Wordclouds (https://www.wordclouds.com/).

Adding Quiz Questions to Panopto

Adding Quiz Questions to Panopto
California State University, Northridge
Joyce Marie Brusasco, an Instructor at CSU Northridge, uses Panopto to easily create an active learning experience for a recorded lecture video. Embedded are quiz questions that can be used for self-assessments, knowledge checks, or as graded quizzes. These types of video lessons help turn your passive learners into active participants.

Welcome Introduction Assignment Using Padlet

Welcome Introduction Assignment Using Padlet
California State University, Northridge
Amber Norwood, an Instructor from CSU Northridge, uses uses Padlet as a way for students to get to know each other the first week of the course. In this activity students create a post, with an optional picture, and share a little about themselves. This includes their pronouns, what they like to be called, as well as future goals.

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.