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"Class Community" Syllabus Information and Padlet Activity

"Class Community" Syllabus Information and Padlet Activity
California State University, San Bernardino
The screenshots of the selected sections of the syllabus provide information about class expectations and guidelines as well as campus resources. Also included is a Padlet board prompting discussion of the syllabus; this activity takes the place of a syllabus quiz.

Active Learning Lesson with a TedEd Video

Active Learning Lesson with a TedEd Video
California State University, San Bernardino
This active learning activity was created 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.

Active Learning with Edpuzzle

Active Learning with Edpuzzle
California State University, San Bernardino
Edpuzzle provides an easy technique to support active learning with videos. Edpuzzle will support the interactive use of multiple choice and short answer questions within a video.

Advanced QLT Course in Teaching Online - Course Introduction Page

Advanced QLT Course in Teaching Online - Course Introduction Page
California State University, San Bernardino
This course introduction page was developed to include clear instructions for accessing the course materials, contacting the instructor, and describing the objective of the course. The page also includes an introduction video to introduce students to the course, and create a sense of community with the instructor at the onset.

Assessments and Grading Rubrics

Assessments and Grading Rubrics
California State University, San Bernardino
Three types of assessment are described: diagnostic, formative, and summative. A sample of each assessment is provided, including grading rubrics for one learning module and for a formative and summative assessments.

Asynchronous/Synchronous Student Interaction: Group Reflection Problem

Asynchronous/Synchronous Student Interaction: Group Reflection Problem
California State University, San Bernardino
The Group Reflection Problem (GRP) is an active learning activity assigned over a seven-week period; allowing for two GRPs each semester. This document provides the schedule of the GRP learning activity along with screenshots of the Blackboard assignments and a link to a Google doc template for the group write-up.

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.

Exemplary Syllabus

Exemplary Syllabus
California State University, San Bernardino
This syllabus contains important information including links for student help and support, Information Technology Services (ITS), Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD), Services for Veterans, Services for Undocumented Students, and more. The syllabus is also accessible and aligns with UDL principles.

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.

Interactive Film Review with Flipgrid

Interactive Film Review with Flipgrid
California State University, San Bernardino
Using Flipgrid, students record a 1-minute or less critique of a film and then respond to the critique of another student. The interactivity made possible through the use of Flipgrid, helps students to feel more connected as they learn about other films they may not have the opportunity to view. This example includes the original assignment and the revised assignment that utilizes Flipgrid.

Rubric for Grading Short Essay Comparing Three Readings (Anthropology)

Rubric for Grading Short Essay Comparing Three Readings (Anthropology)
California State University, San Bernardino
This rubric was developed for an assignment in an Anthropology course where students are asked to put into dialogue three topical readings within each module 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.

Rubric for IST 2410 Final project

Rubric for IST 2410 Final project
California State University, San Bernardino
This a rubric that was developed to assess the final summative project that students take in a database management course. The elements included in the rubric cover all areas of the course, including the application of specific software. and provide an explanation of what each category means.

Synthesis Assignment: Charting Where the Authors Intersect

Synthesis Assignment: Charting Where the Authors Intersect
California State University, San Bernardino
This assignment is designed for a First Year Composition course and would take place after several lessons on synthesis and close readings of the 2 texts, which is used to help prepare them for an essay where they develop their own theory on the issue of news media objectivity. Part 1 of the assignment asks students for homework to complete a chart [Google doc] identifying where the two authors' ideas intersect, how/why they intersect, and then asks the student to draw conclusions; what they're noticing about the scholarly conversation; what's at stake or forms the disagreement. The two scholars utilized for this assignment are Jay Rosen’s “Beyond Objectivity” and Linda Greenhouse’s “Challenging ‘He Said, She Said’ Journalism”, however any 2 texts on any issue can be substituted. Part 2 and 3 can be adapted as an in-class learning activity, either for synchronous or asynchronous course, or f2f. Part 2: Students complete a Google Shared Chart, where each student adds 1 idea from their homework. Part 3: Using Google Jamboard students then discuss what they discover in their synthesis in 3 prompts.

Using VoiceThread for Peer to Peer Engagement

Using VoiceThread for Peer to Peer Engagement
California State University, San Bernardino
As a way of engaging students in more discussion and using more of the Blackboard tools available, Voicethread was used to record lectures into several “slides.” Text, voice, as well as a YouTube video, were used to make connections to the information being presented. The screenshot shows that students responded to each other as well as to the general information. The lines between names indicate a “threaded” conversation, meaning they were talking to each other.