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Active Learning Video with Playposit

Active Learning Video with Playposit
California State University, Channel Islands
Vida Vakilian, an Instructor from California State University, Channel Islands, designed active learning questions and incorporated them into her recorded video on Number Systems and DeMorgan's Laws. These questions will be presented to students as they view their asynchronous lecture videos, which are accessible through Canvas and an online platform called Playposit. Playposit allows for the integration of questions into pre-recorded lecture videos, providing a tool for interactive learning.

Cardinal Directions Activity in Arabic using VoiceThread

Cardinal Directions Activity in Arabic using VoiceThread
California State University, Channel Islands
Sumaya Bezrati, Instructor from California State University, Channel Islands, uses VoiceThread to have students practice giving cardinal directions in her Arabic 101 class. This is an active learning assignment in which students record themselves describing a country's location in Arabic and other students have to guess which country they are talking about. Through this activity, students become familiar with the names and locations of countries in the Arab World and are able to practice their speaking and listening skills in a fun and interactive way.

Using VoiceThread to Create a Presentation for a Spanish Project

Using VoiceThread to Create a Presentation for a Spanish Project
California State University, Channel Islands
Samanta de Frutos García, an Instructor of Spanish at CSU Channel Islands, created a final project assignment for SPAN 102: Elementary Spanish II. The template provides guidelines for students to create a VoiceThread presentation using vocabulary, grammatical constructions, and cultural knowledge learned in this course using the free Spanish textbook Libro Libre. This project assesses students’ ability to answer questions and report orally to demonstrate basic functional proficiency in Spanish, talk about familiar topics, compare and contrast cultural similarities and differences between the United States and Spanish-speaking countries, and present the information and cultural insights gained through the TalkAbroad sessions. This can be modified to fit any class.

Active Learning Video using TEDed & Playposit

Active Learning Video using TEDed & Playposit
California State University, Fresno
Joel Slade, Instructor from California State University, Fresno, created active learning questions in an edited TEDed video on the misconceptions of evolution in Playposit to be used in his evolution course. Students in this online course will be prompted with several questions in their asynchronous lecture videos. People can use Playposit to integrate questions as students watch pre-recorded lecture videos.

Using VoiceThread to an Create Effective and Creative Assignment

Using VoiceThread to an Create Effective and Creative Assignment
California State University, Channel Islands
Diana Lenko, Instructor from California State University, Channel Islands, used VoiceThread to create an assignment that encouraged peer-to-peer learning and enabled students to participate and collaborate using one of five powerful commenting options: microphone, webcam, text, phone, and audio-file upload, and do it at their own pace. The collaboration tool is also fully integrated into Canvas, so students and instructors don't have to log in to the platform separately. By watching videos of exemplary speakers and exploring the key leadership concepts in action, students gained insights into the communication strategies and leadership attributes essential to effective leaders.

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.

Windshield Survey Assignment

Windshield Survey Assignment
Sacramento State University
Michelle Dang and Lyndsay Anderson, Instructors from Sacramento State University, adapted an assignment for an online course using Flipgrid to have students present their community assessments from the lens of a public health nurse.

Excel in Agribusiness

Excel in Agribusiness
California State University, Fresno
Neil Tung, a Lecturer at Fresno State in Applied Microcomputing for Agribusiness Management, created a PowerPoint presentation introducing students to the basics of Excel. This includes why Excel is used in Agribusiness and the reasons the instructor has found it a valuable tool throughout his career. The use of spreadsheets, database management, applications to basic farm accounting and financial budgeting, farm production recordkeeping, and commodity price trend tracking using Excel functions and formulas are highlighted in this presentation.

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.

Samples of Student Work - Video Assignment

Samples of Student Work - Video Assignment
California State University, Fresno
Mary Bennett, Instructional Designer and QLT Course Manager, shares an assignment from the QLT Training course in which instructors develop an "Introduction Welcome Video" about themselves. In the assignment three samples of welcome videos developed by other instructors are shared (with permission) as samples to preview before beginning the assignment.

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.

QLT Course Summary Announcement

QLT Course Summary Announcement
California State University, Fresno
Mary Bennett, Instructional Designer and QLT Course Manager, shares a sample of a final announcement that is sent to participants at the end of the "Reviewing Courses Using the QLT Rubric." The announcement summarizes major course themes, and wraps up the course with a reminder about expectations to complete the course successfully (85 points or more) and when final grades will be posted.

Final Course Reflection

Final Course Reflection
California State University, Fresno
Mary Bennett, an Instructional Designer at Fresno State and the QLT Program Manager, shares a creative use of Meme's for the final course reflection. Course participants are asked to share a piece of advice or a tip for someone else taking the course and why it is important. Students are encouraged to not only reply by text but also create a Meme illustrating their advice.

Final Course Reflection Discussion

Final Course Reflection Discussion
California State University, Fresno
Mary Bennett, an Instructional Designer at Fresno State and the QLT Course Program Manager, developed a final course reflection discussion where students first read a short article that summarizes some of the major topics in the course. They are then asked to reflect back on their overall learning experience by responding to specific prompts aligned with the course objectives.

Accessibility for Course Materials

Accessibility for Course Materials
California State University, Northridge
Professor Dong Liu from CSU Northridge provides a page in his Canvas course with a link to access the VPAT for the Marketplace Simulation. He also includes information for the student to contact the vendor for more details.