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Course Homepage

Course Homepage
California State University, Fresno
The design of this Canvas homepage is not only clear and user-friendly, but is also accessible on multiple platforms. Information and links to the syllabus and individual modules are clearly labeled. Students entering the class learn immediately where to start and can easily navigate the inviting and cohesive online class environment.

Using Hypothes.is for Low-Stakes Assessment with Timely Feedback

Using Hypothes.is for Low-Stakes Assessment with Timely Feedback
San Jose State University
This activity ensures students' preparation for class using an annotation tool with peer-to-peer interaction to increase the understanding of complex scientific journal articles. Hypothes.is is integrated into Canvas, allowing for frequent low-stakes assessment with timely feedback.

Content Page on Canvas App

Content Page on Canvas App
San Jose State University
This is an example of how a content page looks on the Canvas App on an Android, including a YouTube video, a heading, text, and a PowerPoint file. Sources for content are listed with full citations to model academic integrity and are positioned at the bottom of the page.

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.

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.

Weekly Module using Canvas Pages

Weekly Module using Canvas Pages
San Jose State University
Using a Canvas Page to link all resources and assignments, this weekly module includes the Module Objectives, a To-Do List, and focus questions for all readings, lectures, and videos.

Welcome Page - Instructor Information

Welcome Page - Instructor Information
California State University, Fresno
This highly engaging and interactive Welcome Page 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.

QLT-Friendly Home Page

QLT-Friendly Home Page
San Jose State University
This homepage was designed 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.

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.

Active Learning with EdPuzzle

Active Learning with EdPuzzle
California State University, Fullerton
Using an existing video, EdPuzzle was used to insert personalized questions for students to answer. The "can't skip ahead" setting was enabled so that students must answer each question and watch the entire video.

Adding Quiz Questions to Panopto

Adding Quiz Questions to Panopto
California State University, Northridge
Using Panopto, instructors can easily create an active learning experience to a recorded lecture video. Embed quiz questions for self-assessments, knowledge checks, or as graded quizzes. These types of video lessons help turn your passive learners into active participants.

Rubric for APA-formatted Report

Rubric for APA-formatted Report
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
This is a rubric that contains 5 categories and descriptions for each of the 5 criteria, along with the weighting, for an APA formatted paper. The exemplar will serve as a helpful example for others creating rubrics for papers that have a scientific, reflective, and APA-formatting component.

Student Intro Survey

Student Intro Survey
California State University, Channel Islands
Students can complete this brief survey at the beginning of the semester after they have read through the syllabus and explored the Canvas shell. The intent of the survey is to help the instructor learn more about their students, create a sense of support and empathy, and give students an opportunity to share their concerns ahead of time.