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Academic Integrity Statement from Syllabus

Academic Integrity Statement from Syllabus
San Jose State University
Darra Hofman, an Instructor from San Jose State University, provides their syllabus which includes an expanded discussion of policy and supports, as well as an explanation of their approach to providing accommodations. The syllabus also explains the course environment, expectations around inclusion and equity, and explicitly invites students to participate in office hours.

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.

Building Community in a Fully Online Course

Building Community in a Fully Online Course
California State University, Bakersfield
Adriana Cervantes-Gonzalez, an Instructor from CSU Bakersfield, uses Google Slides to create community and interaction between instructor and students in this online graduate course. Community Building activities are assigned intermittently throughout the course to give students an opportunity to engage and interact in a non-high stakes forum while getting to know more about each other along the way.

Canvas Home Page

Canvas Home Page
California State University, Fresno
Instructor Faith Sidlow from Fresno State, created a redesigned homepage in Canvas that includes 15 buttons along the bottom of the homepage for each week. A clear link to takes the user to the syllabus and also to the start here module. There is also a warm instructor welcome message in the middle of the page along with a graphic and course title.

Clear Homepage Navigation with Accessible Icons

Clear Homepage Navigation with Accessible Icons
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Manuel Diaz, an Instructor from Cal Poly Pomona, shares a homepage that is clear and accessible with button icons as evidenced by the Ally "green" indicators in the bottom left of each image. Home page has a clear instructor welcome, followed by buttons to access the syllabus, scholar cafe, and weekly module buttons.

Clear Organized HomePage

Clear Organized HomePage
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Iman Hemmatian, an Instructor from Cal Poly Pomona, shares a homepage that is organized clearly with a college banner, instructor welcome video & transcript, instructions to begin the course including the syllabus, start here, and buttons to access all modules from the course home page.

Collaborative Lab Activity Using Google Draw

Collaborative Lab Activity Using Google Draw
San Francisco State University
Instructor Susan Cholette from San Francisco State University, developed a group activity for synchronous online learning to replace the original quiz where students submitted an individual assessment. In this activity, students work in breakout rooms and collaborate on solving a problem using Google Draw.

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.

Course Communication and Netiquette Statement

Course Communication and Netiquette Statement
California State University, Fresno
Mary Bennett, Instructional Designer at Fresno State and CSU QLT Manager, provides a sample of the QLT Course Communication and Netiquette Statement that is in the syllabus. The statement provides nine statements that can be used or modified for any course.

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/).

Course Home Page

Course Home Page
Sacramento State University
Greg Kim-Ju, an Instructor at Sacramento State University, created an inviting and easy to navigate home page making it easy for students to access areas of the course. Included are icons and links to Start Here, Syllabus, Modules, and the Question Café. In addition, students are greeted with an inclusive course banner and a welcome video from the instructor.

Course Home Page

Course Home Page
California State University, Fresno
Dr. Rana Shailesh, an Instructor at Fresno State, created a home page in their course using accessible images and graphics. The home page includes a banner and a welcome message as well as buttons to the Start Here area, the syllabus, a welcome video and the modules in the course.

Course Home Page

Course Home Page
California State University, Fresno
Melanie Wenrick, an Instructor from Fresno State, provides a clean easy to follow home page that provides for accessible image buttons used for the syllabus, weekly, and discussion board. Graphic buttons were created in PowerPoint and imported as images. A welcoming introduction about the purpose of the course and distance learning model used.

Course Home Page

Course Home Page
California State University, Fresno
Jesse Bower, an Instructor from Fresno State, shares a redesigned homepage with a clear brief welcome statement, image of the instructor, contact information and office hours and quick links to the main course components.

Course Home Page

Course Home Page
California State University, Fresno
Gil Kim, an Instructor at Fresno State, created a welcoming home page where students are greeted with a friendly message and an instructor introduction video. Buttons for each module were also added using Canvas for graphics that link to each area of the course.

Course Home Page With Accessible Icons

Course Home Page With Accessible Icons
California State University, Stanislaus
Kanwaljit Dulai, an Instructor from CSU Stanislaus, creates a home page with accessible button icons as evidenced by the green Ally gauge. The first five buttons link to important course pages with resources commonly visited by students. The last five buttons are proprietary to this course and link through to the five unit modules.

Course Home Page with Colorful Buttons

Course Home Page with Colorful Buttons
California State University, Fresno
Instructor Paul Price from Fresno State, created a home page for the course that includes a Welcome Message and colorful buttons linked to the Start Here area, Syllabus, Modules, Question Cafe, and the instructor Contact information. The buttons are simple png images that can be used as large, colorful navigation buttons on a Canvas homepage. They simply need to be added to the page and a link inserted that takes the user to the relevant location within the site. When added to Canvas, they should be given alternative text reading, e.g., "Button Linking to the Start Here Page."

Course Homepage

Course Homepage
California State University, Fresno
Feiyan Chen, an Instructor at Fresno State, developed an engaging homepage to welcome students and to guide them to start the course. The instructor uses icons and images to provide students with easy access to the course tools and modules.

Course Introduction Page

Course Introduction Page
California State University, San Bernardino
Pamela Medinag, an Instructor from CSU San Bernardino, developed a course introduction page to include buttons for accessing the course materials, the instructor contact, and describing the objective of the course. The page also a video to introduce students to the course, and create a sense of community with the instructor at the onset.

Course Video Tour

Course Video Tour
California State University, Fresno
Meta Schettler, an Instructor from Fresno State, provides a video tour with consistent navigation and clear instructions for students to begin accessing all course components, such as syllabus, course calendar, assignments, campus support resources, campus policies and support files.

Course Welcome Message

Course Welcome Message
California State University, Fresno
Joan Sharma, an Instructor at Fresno State, developed a welcome message that includes a warm introduction to the course as well as essential information about required course materials and supplies.

CSU QLT Course Technology Skills and Learner Expectations and Attribute Checklist

CSU QLT Course Technology Skills and Learner Expectations and Attribute Checklist
California State University, Fresno
Instructional Designer and CSU QLT Course Manager, Mary Bennett from Fresno State shares the CSU QLT course technology skills that are required to be successful in the QLT training courses. Additionally, the learner attributes and expectations to be successful in an online course are shared. These can be used or modified for any course.

Detailed Course Description & Format

Detailed Course Description & Format
California State University, Los Angeles
Michelle Lopez, an Instructor from CSU Los Angeles, provides a detailed syllabus for CLS 1300. A sample of the course description is provided that is clear to students indicating the course is online and asynchronous and the topics covered and assessments taken.

Getting Started Module

Getting Started Module
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Navid Nakhjiri, an Instructor from Cal Poly Pomona, provides a visual sample of the Getting Started Module in Canvas. The elements of the module include a welcome from the instructor, course schedule, Syllabus quiz, student profile survey, Q&A, and Campus Resources including technology support.

Home Page

Home Page
California State University, Fresno
Instructor Tom Boroujeni from Fresno State, designed the course home page to offer a centralized location for students to begin and navigate the course. The inviting and easy to navigate site includes resources for students that they can click on to access information about what is available to them, such as the campus food pantry and health services.

Home Page Example

Home Page Example
California State University, Fresno
In this Home Page Example, Instructor Laura Huisinga from Fresno State, includes 5 quick links for students to navigate upon entering the course which include a course teaser video, course description, and overview links to all modules and assignments. The instructor also introduces the purpose of the course and its relevance to the degree program.

HSU Template - Online Technical Skills & Requirements

HSU Template - Online Technical Skills & Requirements
California State Polytechnic University, Humboldt
Kim Vincent-Layton, an Instructional Designer at Cal Poly Humboldt, created a basic template for all online courses. The template provides 6 tips for success as an online learner, attitude and technical skills required, and minimum hardware and software requirements. This can be modified to fit any class.

Instructor Information

Instructor Information
California State University, Los Angeles
Michelle Lopez, an Instructor from CSU Los Angeles, provides a detailed syllabus for CLS 1300. Included in the syllabus is a Facilitator Corner section that includes contact information, office hours, a link to the Zoom room, as well as a Meet Your Professor paragraph with both personal and professional information.

Instructor Introduction Video

Instructor Introduction Video
California State University, Fresno
In this video, Nancy Akhavan an Instructor at Fresno State, introduces herself and also provides context for the course.

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.

Introduction Activity Using a Storyboard

Introduction Activity Using a Storyboard
California State University, San Marcos
Emily Merryweather, an Instructor from CSU San Marcos, has students introduce themselves using a free web-based platform, Storyboard to create a comic-book-style representation of themselves and their interests.

Introduction Activity using Google Tour Builder

Introduction Activity using Google Tour Builder
California State University, Long Beach
Youngok Jung, an Instructor from CSU Long Beach, designed a self-introduction activity to highlight the diversity that exists in a seminar course. Using Google Tour Builder, students share where they come from and what stories they carry with them. Tour Builder allows users to visualize stories and places and integrates them into the map.

Introductions: "Self Presentation" Meet and Greet using VoiceThread

Introductions: "Self Presentation" Meet and Greet using VoiceThread
California State University, Los Angeles
Gabriela Ford, an Instructor at CSU Los Angeles, created an activity where students introduce themselves in a meaningful way by engaging in a virtual Meet and Greet the first week of the semester. Using VoiceThread students record an introduction with the goal of humanizing and providing a safe and supportive environment from the beginning in order to foster an active learning community.

Learning Profile Interactive Assignment

Learning Profile Interactive Assignment
California State University, Fullerton
Bridget Druken, an Instructor from CSU Fullerton, shares an activity where students create a learning profile about themselves and are provided a list of available tools. The students than share their learning profiles in a forum discussion.

Liquid Syllabus

Liquid Syllabus
Sacramento State University
Michelle Dang, Instructor from Sacramento State University, created this liquid syllabus to welcome students before the semester began. The liquid syllabus contains key information to help students get started and helps create a sense of engagement and community with the course. The students are practicing school nurses; hence, Michelle used images of school children to enhance engagement and connectedness.

Meet Your Peers: A Shared PowerPoint Activity

Meet Your Peers: A Shared PowerPoint Activity
California State University, Long Beach
Barton Saunders, an Instructor from CSU Long Beach, designed an activity using PowerPoint to provide students the opportunity to self-introduce themselves and begin developing a sense of community while also engaging them with course content.

Online Netiquette Discussion Expectations

Online Netiquette Discussion Expectations
California State University, San Marcos
Marisol Clark-lbanez, an Instructor from CSU San Marcos, provides an example where an instructor went above and beyond the normal etiquette rules to include guidance for students on how to disagree, make arguments, and be kind to other students. She gives them instructions on how to argue an idea and not argue with a person directly.

Organized Homepage Using Bitmojis

Organized Homepage Using Bitmojis
California State University, Stanislaus
Instructor Russell Ewick from CSU Stanislaus, provides a visually appealing homepage using Bitmojis to take the user to the Start Here, Syllabus, Student Services, and Modules 1-7. The course homepage also includes an instructor welcome video, instructor contact information, and instructions on how to start the course.

Plagiarism Workshop Wrap-Up Activities

Plagiarism Workshop Wrap-Up Activities
California State University, Fresno
Judith Scott, an Instructor at Fresno State, shares a plagiarism workshop where students can work together on the practice exam before meeting meeting in Zoom to take the assessment quiz independently. As a class, they watch a plagiarism video and then in Zoom, students work in breakout rooms to prepare for the post test. Students have the opportunity to ask the instructor and classmates questions and the delivery of the workshop provides multiple opportunities to give feedback.

Revised Home Page

Revised Home Page
California State University, Fresno
Nisha Nair, an Instructor at Fresno State, includes a welcoming home page in the Evaluation in Nursing Education Course. The page includes a brief welcome message with a link to a Learner Profile Survey as well as important course links and links to each course module.

Rubric Sample for a Project

Rubric Sample for a Project
California State University, Stanislaus
Betsy Eudey, an Instructor at CSU Stanislaus, developed a rubric for a project which includes a reflection and students have options for producing their assignment (written document, video presentation, creative work).

Sample Course Home Page

Sample Course Home Page
San Jose State University
Debra Hunter, an Instructor at San Jose State University, designed this home page to provide clear and detailed instructions for students to access course content. The intuitive layout includes buttons and links to course modules, a short video introducing the instructor, and 'Quick Link' buttons to frequently accessed course components.

Syllabus - Academic Integrity Policy

Syllabus - Academic Integrity Policy
California State University, Fresno
Instructor Hubert Cecotti from Fresno State uses the Fresno State syllabus template which provides detail about the academic integrity policy.

Textbook Access Information using EdPuzzle

Textbook Access Information using EdPuzzle
California State University, Fresno
Haiying Zhang, an Instructor from Fresno State, takes what would otherwise be a static experience, reading the information on how to access the course text, and creates a video showing this process. EdPuzzle was used to add multiple-choice and open-ended questions. The added quiz questions provide students with instant feedback to some of the most frequently asked questions at the beginning of the semester regarding the textbook for this course.

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.

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.

Welcome Page - Instructor Information

Welcome Page - Instructor Information
California State University, Fresno
Alicia Iriberri, an Instructor at Fresno State, created a highly engaging and interactive Welcome Page that includes a variety of ways that students can contact the instructor. The information also included in the syllabus, facilitates a quick way for students to find the information they are looking for.