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Updating the Hippocratic Oath (An Introductory Bioethics Assignment Using Hypothes.is)

Updating the Hippocratic Oath (An Introductory Bioethics Assignment Using Hypothes.is)
California State University, Channel Islands
Ronald Berkowsky, Instructor from California State University Channel Islands, created a low-stakes introductory assignment to be implemented in a bioethics course using the Hypothes.is platform. In it, students collaboratively annotate the Hippocratic Oath (i.e., one of the oldest known medical code of ethics) and suggest edits to make the Oath more reflective of modern perspectives and values. This assignment helps to underscore how ethical principles and behaviors in health and medicine have changed over time.

Playposit- Video Assignment

Playposit- Video Assignment
California State University, Channel Islands
Annie White, Associate Professor from California State University Channel Islands, created an assignment using Playposit for an online course. The assignment included students watching a video. During the video, the Playposit assignment was designed to pause at intervals to allow students to respond to instructor questions. The student responses were posted in a Discussion for peers to read and respond. This assignment provided opportunities to engage in critical reflection of the video, along with peer engagement and learning.

Bilingual Translations in Canvas

Bilingual Translations in Canvas
California State University, Channel Islands
Kristin Jordan, Instructor from California State University Channel Islands, implemented bilingual translations in Canvas for a Sociology of Education course where information on the Canvas home page, in the welcome/start here module, and major headings/buttons are presented in both English and Spanish. This initiative ensures that information displayed on the Canvas home page, within the welcome/start here module, and major headings/buttons is accessible in both English and Spanish. By providing simultaneous translations, students gain direct exposure to essential concepts and research covered in the course, such as community cultural wealth, linguistic capital, and bilingual education. Additionally, this approach fosters a more inclusive environment, both linguistically and culturally, within our class. Importantly, the adaptability of these bilingual translations makes them applicable to various courses, regardless of content alignment.

Calculus Canvas Shell Homepage and Module list screenshots - Bilingual

Calculus Canvas Shell Homepage and Module list screenshots - Bilingual
California State University, Channel Islands
Chrissy Soderlund, Instructor from Cal State Channel Islands, developed a bilingual kit for the Calculus I Canvas Shell. The bilingual kit enables instructors to better articulate course material in a way that embraces students for whom Spanish is their first language. There is a variety of instructional material types on the Canvas shell (videos, quizzes, written text, online math homework system, discussions, etc.). The bilingual kit strengthens the text of the various material types.

Interactive “Sociological Imagination” Practice Video with Embedded Questions

Interactive “Sociological Imagination” Practice Video with Embedded Questions
California State University, Channel Islands
Elizabeth A. Sowers, an Associate Professor at CSU Channel Islands, created an interactive PlayPosit video for her SOC 100 class to help students achieve a better understanding of the “Sociological Imagination” across the semester. The video includes a recap of the concept, as previously discussed in class, and practice questions, quite similar to those that appear on course exams. This is a resource for students, not an assignment for a grade – but they will practice exam questions in it, so there is a tangible benefit for those who engage.

TedED Activity: Does School Kill Creativity?

TedED Activity: Does School Kill Creativity?
California State University, San Bernardino
Title: Does School Kill Creativity? Description: This activity facilitates interactive learning and student participation with an online video. Using the TedED tool, it is able to increase the understanding of complex theories in developmental science, specifically the trade-off between learning and education, and respective cognitive outcomes. The link is embedded in Canvas, allowing for easy accessibility. The activity also includes reference to an additional scientific report that supports the theories discussed.

Ratios for Case Analysis using Voice Thread

Ratios for Case Analysis using Voice Thread
California State University, Dominguez Hills
Chacko Kannothra, Instructor from California State University Dominguez Hills, created a voice thread assignment to help online learners to revise financial and accounting ratios that may be used for case analysis in the strategic management capstone course. The assignment requires students to watch a voice thread (external video) and answer questions provided with the voice thread. Students can submit their responses in multiple formats including audio, video, text, or even upload a file with their responses. This voice thread can be assigned at the beginning of the semester to revisit some of the concepts that students learned in earlier semesters, and used extensively in the capstone course for analysis. Please note that the external video used for this voice thread was recorded by Prof. Melissa Schilling and is available on YouTube.

Active Learning Using PlayPosit to Learn About the Aztecs

Active Learning Using PlayPosit to Learn About the Aztecs
San Diego State University
Carlos Figueroa Beltran, Instructor from San Diego State, created a five-question video quiz using PlayPosit to learn more about one of the most outstanding civilizations of the Americas. Although little recognized, the Aztecs excelled in education, technology, and sustainability. This is an example of how they transformed their environment to build one of the greatest cities of all times.

Panopto Video Lecture Created to Help Students Make Connections between Content and Their Life Experience

Panopto Video Lecture Created to Help Students Make Connections between Content and Their Life Experience
California State University, Stanislaus
Julie Kaley, Instructor from CSU Stanislaus created a video lecture as a follow-up to students reading a chapter in text. The video highlights a current event article in Forbes and she encourages students to make connections about the current evironment Post-COVID. The video is created using "Panopto" an accessible campus adopted technology which provides captions and ease of use for the learner. The video is an easy example to promote student engagement in asynchronious online courses.

Enhance Student Engagement and Interaction in Group Assignments in STEM

Enhance Student Engagement and Interaction in Group Assignments in STEM
California State University, San Bernardino
Haiyan Qiao, an Instructor at CSU San Bernardino, utilized slides to develop a guided group assignment discussion for an asynchronous online course. This can be used as a reference/template for structured group discussions to promote student interaction and facilitate collaborative problem-solving in a group assignment.

On-Demand, Interactive, PlayPosit Video Tutorials on Searching Library Databases

On-Demand, Interactive, PlayPosit Video Tutorials on Searching Library Databases
California State University, Channel Islands
Breeann Austin, the Instruction and Assessment Librarian from California State University, Channel Islands created active learning questions relevant to database searching and the research process. Using PlayPosit, these questions were embedded into two video tutorials on how to search library databases. These embedded questions allow students to actively engage with the videos and self-check their understanding of the material. Additionally, a questions template was created so librarians could reuse the questions in future video tutorials and instruction sessions.

Badges in Canvas: Connect the Dots Between Course Outcomes & Career Skills

Badges in Canvas: Connect the Dots Between Course Outcomes & Career Skills
California State University, Channel Islands
Kristen Linton, Instructor from California State University, Channel Islands, created two Badges in Canvas associated with specific learning outcomes and career skills. Eligibility to receive the badges was set using a rubric that assessed the students' skill, which is public. Students who receive badges can post the badge to the LinkedIn profiles and potential employers can click it to see a description of the assignment and criteria that needed to be met in order to receive the badge.

PlayPosit Assignment with Youtube

PlayPosit Assignment with Youtube
California State University, Channel Islands
Argero Zerr, an instructor from CSU Channel Islands, created a PlayPosit assignment. This PlayPosit assignment corresponds to a Youtube video for a TEDx talk titled “Why does it take so long to grow up today?” by Dr. Jeffrey Arnett. The assignment includes a series of multiple choice questions which test comprehension of the material throughout the video. The assignment also includes poll questions and discussion questions which encourage students to reflect on their own opinions and experiences with emerging adulthood.

The Project Approach: Creating a STEM Focused Learner Bulb

The Project Approach: Creating a STEM Focused Learner Bulb
California State University, Channel Islands
Regan Bynder, Instructor from California State University, Channel Islands, created an interactive assignment supporting learner engagement with Playposit. Students will select 1 of the 4 videos provided, develop 3-5 questions they can ask about teacher practices, techniques, and activities used to support integration of science, technology, engineering and math concepts throughout the video, and create a learner bulb with their questions for peers to respond to.

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.

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.

Required Course Materials

Required Course Materials
California State University, Los Angeles
Michelle Lopez, an Instructor from CSU Los Angeles, provides a detailed syllabus for CLS 1300. Included is a list of the required textbooks and students are given a choice in how they want to acquire these resources. All textbooks and films are properly cited.

Diversity in Authors' Background and Scholar in the Field

Diversity in Authors' Background and Scholar in the Field
San Francisco State University
Carina Gallo, an Instructor at San Francisco State University, provides materials from authors who have diverse backgrounds and are scholars in their field of criminology. The instructor provides a journal article and audio podcast from author Mugambi Jouet who is an Associate Professor at USC and human rights lawyer in the module discussion about "New-Liberal Penal Policies."

Required Textbook Information

Required Textbook Information
California State University, Northridge
Nanci Carr, an Instructor at CSU Northridge, includes this language in the syllabus stating that a specific edition of the textbook is required. This language lets the students know that if this edition is not used the assignments in the course will not align. The price of the textbook along with the formats available is also included.

Annotated Bibliography Research Assignment

Annotated Bibliography Research Assignment
San Francisco State University
Courtney Donovan, an Instructor from San Francisco State University, provides an annotated bibliography assignment designed to help students gain research skills while working alongside a peer. The assignment provides a visual component using Canva to help students better understand key steps and also how to put together the assignment itself. The assignment also is organized using a transparent assignment design.

Exploring Human Energy Systems and Human Activities

Exploring Human Energy Systems and Human Activities
California State University, Fresno
Michael Cole, an Instructor at Fresno State, developed a Canvas discussion board activity that provides an opportunity for students to engage in an undergraduate Exercise Physiology class learning module that is focused on understanding and applying concepts and ideas related to human energy systems. In this activity, students access highlights of events from the most recent Olympic games and discuss the use of the human energy systems in the context of the characteristics of these events (duration, intensity, etc.).

Assignment using a Podcast followed by an Interactive Activity using Jamboard & Discussion

Assignment using a Podcast followed by an Interactive Activity using Jamboard & Discussion
California State University, Fresno
Aric Mine, an Instructor at Fresno State, uses an episode from Radiolab as a foundation for discussion in an introductory assignment in a climate change and environmental science class. It was formerly just a short answer response submission by individual students (file uploaded; screenshot of discussion prompt) which has now been expanded to include a discussion on Canvas that helps segway to the following week where water usage is introduced with a Jamboard (linked). This exercise engages students via three different means of communication and interaction. They listen to a podcast, reflect on their understanding and communicate that understanding in written form to the instructor and to their peers in an active discussion. They're also then subsequently engaged with a Jamboard that builds off this introductory activity, expanding the engagement tools used in this course.

Communication Styles Nearpod Activity

Communication Styles Nearpod Activity
California State University, Stanislaus
Stacey Aprile, an Instructor at CSU Stanislaus, developed an activity where students read about learning styles, take a self-assessment, and apply their learning to their future classroom. This activity provides students with the opportunity to connect with like-communication style peers for possible extension activities in the course.

Full Citations Provided for Videos Used in PPT

Full Citations Provided for Videos Used in PPT
San Jose State University
Rachel Lazzeri-Aerts, an Instructor from San Jose State University, provides an example of a content page on the Canvas App which shows full citations for the YouTube video sources.

Peer-to-Peer Engagement using Twitter

Peer-to-Peer Engagement using Twitter
California State University, San Bernardino
Elisabeth Anderson, an Instructor from CSU San Bernardino, created an activity designed to promote active learning and peer-to-peer engagement. Students are asked to read up on genetic testing from a website provided to them. Then they engage in a Twitter discussion about the pros and cons of the technology.

Active Learning Using EdPuzzle

Active Learning Using EdPuzzle
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Elam Marcus, an Instructor at Cal Poly Pomona, uses EdPuzzle to place interactive content into an existing video. This exercise engages students with asynchronous content as they answer questions prompts during the lecture video.

"It's Just a Movie" Jamboard

"It's Just a Movie" Jamboard
California State University, Fresno
Aaron Schuelke, an Instructor at Fresno State, developed a discussion activity where students read the article "It's Just a Movie" by Greg M. Smith. They then create slides on a Google Jamboard analyzing two films of their choosing, using very brief reflections (post-its) and images from the film. They then respond to at least two classmates' work in a small group discussion on Canvas.

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.

Interactive Video

Interactive Video
California State University, Fresno
Maria-Aparecida Lopes, an Instructor at Fresno State, uses short videos (under 7 minutes) to engage students so that the viewing experience is active and not passive. In this activity, the videos were recorded and existing media was embedded. Quizzes and notes were then added using Panopto and EdPuzzle to make them interactive.

Interactive Video Introduction to the Water Crisis

Interactive Video Introduction to the Water Crisis
California State University, Fresno
Joshua Reece, an Instructor from Fresno State, uses a YouTube video along with EdPuzzle to activity engage students. Students are required to answer questions about the water crisis throughout the viewing experience.

Assignment Using Transparent Assignment Design and Mind Mapping

Assignment Using Transparent Assignment Design and Mind Mapping
California State University, Los Angeles
Margaret Finnegan, an Instructor from CSU Los Angeles, shares an information literacy project in which students choose a topic related to a criminal justice career that they would like to learn more about and find sources to support their opinion. The assignment description uses the “Transparent Assignment Design” template which makes learning more explicit for students. It also offers a different way to demonstrate mastery with students creating a mind-map created with bubbl.us.

Interactive Video using EdPuzzle

Interactive Video using EdPuzzle
San Francisco State University
Santos Maricel, an Instructor from San Francisco State University, uses EdPuzzle, an interactive tool, to change the reading experience from an isolating experience into an active one. This video invites students to react to a video presentation by (1) reflecting on the findings of a diary study of a language learner's experience; (2) providing a brief commentary on diary study as a research method; and (3) asks the reader to consider how this article can help them think about their first major paper writing assignment (an analysis of their own language learning processes).

Video Activity for Diversity in France: Black M - Je suis chez moi

Video Activity for Diversity in France: Black M - Je suis chez moi
California State University, Fresno
Natalie Munoz, an Instructor at Fresno State, uses EdPuzzle to embed questions into a music video by Black M, called "Je suis chez moi." This music video explores ideas of diversity and inclusivity in France. The embedded questions allow the student to engage more directly with the content of the video.

Synthesis Assignment: Charting Where the Authors Intersect

Synthesis Assignment: Charting Where the Authors Intersect
California State University, San Bernardino
Kathryn Hansler, an Instructor at CSU San Bernardino, developed an assignment for a First Year Composition course that takes place after several lessons on synthesis and close readings of 2 texts. This assignment is used to help prepare students for an essay where they develop their own theory on the issue of news media objectivity.

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.

Active Learning with TEDEd

Active Learning with TEDEd
San Jose State University
Patricia Backer, an Instructor at San Jose State University, uses 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.

Weekly Module Canvas Page Includes Variety of Materials

Weekly Module Canvas Page Includes Variety of Materials
San Jose State University
Glen Gendzel, an Instructor from San Jose State University, provides a detailed Canvas Page that lists all of the linked module materials. This weekly module includes the Module Objectives, a To-Do List, and focus questions for all assigned readings, lectures, and videos.

TEDEd Lesson for Research Course

TEDEd Lesson for Research Course
San Jose State University
Robin Whitney, an Instructor from San Jose State University, uses a TEDEd Lesson to introduce the differences between qualitative and quantitative research. This lesson uses a short video instead of an assigned reading with questions embedded to actively engage students in the assignment.

Alternative Assessment - Infographic Assignment

Alternative Assessment - Infographic Assignment
California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo
Maurice Stefanee, an Instructor at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, provides students choice in developing a Leadership Philosophy Infographic assignment which also includes citations for technology resources .

Textbook and Course Materials List

Textbook and Course Materials List
San Diego State University
Beth Pollard, an Instructor from San Diego State University, provides a clear list of required textbooks and course materials for students to easily access.

Infographic Sequence of Assignments

Infographic Sequence of Assignments
California State University, Fresno
Maria-Aparecida Lopes, an Instructor from Fresno State, created an Infographic that shows students how assignments are connected and build on each other.

Advance Notice of Required Textbooks

Advance Notice of Required Textbooks
California State University, Northridge
Instructor Nanci Carr at CSU Northridge, sends students an email 3 weeks in advance of the term, with textbook information, and encouragement to purchase them in advance of the start of class.

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.