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Accessible Homepage with Engaging Images

Accessible Homepage with Engaging Images
California State University, Fresno
Jenna Kieckhaefer, an Instructor from Fresno State, shares her Canvas Homepage which clearly shows that images are all accessible with the green Ally indicators. Images are engaging for students with clear labels for the user to navigate the course.

Engagement in Synchronous Lectures Using Jamboard & Zoom Break-Out Rooms

Engagement in Synchronous Lectures Using Jamboard & Zoom Break-Out Rooms
California State University, Fresno
Stephanie Ryan, an Instructor from Fresno State, shares an engaging activity where she uses Zoom to provide a synchronous lecture called "The Anterior Surface Landmarks of the Figure." Using breakout rooms in Zoom and a Jamboard students identify surface landmarks of a figure in a peer-to-peer activity.

Historic Periods of Globalization Activity

Historic Periods of Globalization Activity
California State University, Stanislaus
Heather Jarrell, an Instructor at CSU Stanislaus, designed a peer-to-peer engagement and active learning activity for use during a synchronous session. Working in groups, students identify distinguishing characteristics of periods of globalization throughout history. Students are placed in Breakout Rooms in Zoom, with each group completing one of five Jamboard pages containing sticky notes labeled “Fact” that they fill in with pertinent features of their globalization period, after which the entire class is quizzed on each globalization period using Zoom Polls based on the facts submitted by each group.

Jamboard for Online Office Hour

Jamboard for Online Office Hour
California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo
Neal MacDougall, an Instructor at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, uses office hours to review and practice concepts learned. He uses Jamboard to recreate key parts of the guided inquiry exercise and allows students to work on the same Jamboard. Office hours become more dynamic and simulate the feel of a “face-to-face” environment.

PlayPosit: Meet your instructor

PlayPosit: Meet your instructor
California State University, Channel Islands
Hyunsook Youn, Instructor from California State University, Channel Islands, asks students to record their self-introduction videos at the beginning of each semester to learn more about them in an asynchronous course. In an effort to be more interactive and engaging, PlayPosit is used for this activity. This activity is part of the first-week module, and this video in particular includes a brief instructor introduction, their personality type, their availability for better group project coordination, input for community ground rules, and lastly students are asked to record their self-introduction video. As this is their first PlayPosit exercise, it will also offer them a chance to be familiar with how to submit their responses before getting into a major assignment with a PlayPosit function.