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Stock Trading Project and Grading Rubrics

Stock Trading Project and Grading Rubrics
California State University, San Bernardino
The Investment Portfolio and Trading Simulation project incorporates formative assessment by breaking the assignment down into three sub-projects: Investment Policy Statement (Project 1), Midterm (8-week) trading performance memo (Project 2), and Final (16-week) trading performance memo (Project 3). The first two projects, due in the middle of the semester, do not impact students' grades but are submitted for feedback so that students may make improvements. Students revise the assignments based on instructor feedback to develop the third project. The revised versions of the first two projects are graded with the submission of the third project.

Learner Profile Survey

Learner Profile Survey
California State University, Bakersfield
This learner survey was developed to send to students at the beginning of each semester. In addition to asking about any anxiety they may have with the course content and online pedagogy, it addresses any obstacles they may have in their lives that would affect their coursework.

"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 presentation was updated from passive to an active learning activity using a Ted-Ed lesson which includes: Watch, Think, Dig Deeper and Discuss. Aspects to the video lesson to encourage more engagement with the video before and during class. I particularly like the opportunity to link the questions to a section of the video as well as the opportunity to seek student input in short-answer questions. Ted-Ed was user friendly and its application is broad.

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.

Introduction Activity using Google Tour Builder

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

Writing Rubric for Spanish Language Upper Division Course

Writing Rubric for Spanish Language Upper Division Course
California State University, San Bernardino
This is a detailed rubric on how to evaluate an essay based on an essay prompt that asks student to examine a case study for Healthcare Spanish in an upper division Spanish course.

Building a Dynamic Discussion

Building a Dynamic Discussion
California Maritime Academy
In this discussion, 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.

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. Teaching Race & Racism and Perspectives on Gender means that there will be many different points of view and some may even be contentious. To help facilitate a safe and respectful learning environment the Diversity Statement is included in the Syllabus and on Blackboard. This statement is reviewed together as a class to promote understanding and mutual consideration.

Topic Information Page

Topic Information Page
California State University, Fullerton
The intention of the Topic Information page is to communicate to students how the Module Level Objectives align with the Course Learning Outcomes. Created using a Canvas page, in addition to the objective alignment, this resource lists tasks for completion, and deadlines for activities in the module as well as textbook assigned readings and end-of-chapter problems.

Active Learning with TEDEd

Active Learning with TEDEd
San Jose State University
Using TEDEd to increase active learning and peer-to-peer engagement, students answer questions and participate in a discussion in a video lesson. The TEDEd lesson replaces what was previously a passive learning experience where students answered standard questions for a weekly written assignment without actively engaging with the content or with their peers.

Partner Discussions on VoiceThread

Partner Discussions on VoiceThread
California State University, Fullerton
VoiceThread was selected for this activity to allow students to engage in audio/video discussions with partners in an asynchronous environment without having to create separate discussion boards or threads for each pair. The example includes instructions, prompts, and how to set up the discussion in VoiceThread. This activity can be easily adapted and used for any course that has students partner and discuss a theme, topic, article, or other course material.

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.

Weekly To Do List Reminder

Weekly To Do List Reminder
San Diego State University
This is an example of a weekly To-Do List reminder Announcement that is automatically sent to all students each Monday morning at 8 am local time, reminding them about their assignments and due dates. The reminders provide a rhythm and ritual for the course and help keep students on track.

Active Learning using EdPuzzle

Active Learning using EdPuzzle
California State University, East Bay
Edpuzzle is an educational tool that adds interactive element to any videos as part of a learning assignment. It creates an “active learning” environment where learners become more engaged. Instead of passively watching a videos, students are asked to answer questions throughout the process. By doing so, it ensures that key components are addressed and learned.