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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.

Using TedEd for Active Learning

Using TedEd for Active Learning
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Sharonda Bishop, Instructor from Cal Poly Pomona uses TedEd to incorporate video learning of instructional material via Q&A, adding in-depth resources on the topic, and having a discussion board with the learners.

TED Ed Lesson for Research Course

TED Ed Lesson for Research Course
San Jose State University
Robin Whitney an instructor from San Jose State uses a TedEd Lesson to introduce the differences between qualitative and quantitative research. This lesson uses a short video instead of an assigned reading with questions embedded to actively engage students in the assignment.

Collaborative Communication Guide using Google Slides and EdPuzzle

Collaborative Communication Guide using Google Slides and EdPuzzle
California State University, Fullerton
April Franklin, an Instructor at Cal State Fullerton, developed a group activity where students create a course content resource guide to reinforce expected course mastery and the learning of new technical skills. Students first develop the Guide in their groups, create a Google Slide presentation, and finally create an active learning video of the Guide using EdPuzzle.

Collaborative Lab Experiment

Collaborative Lab Experiment
California Maritime Academy
Professor Cynthia Trevisan from the California Maritime Academy designed this activity for online lab students to team up with two peers to collaborate in the performance of an experiment and a lab report write up. It requires the use of simple equipment from a student lab kit, a worksheet created by the instructor, and instructor-created templates in Google Docs, Jamboard and Google Sheets.

Google Earth Mapping - Map Your Memorials

Google Earth Mapping - Map Your Memorials
San Jose State University
Tabitha Hart, an Instructor at San Jose State University, developed a peer activity using Google Earth. While engaged in peer-to-peer interaction, students use a shared Google Earth map to collaboratively create an interactive tour of memorial sites in Berlin, Germany.

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.