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Diversity in Authors' Background and Scholar in the Field

Diversity in Authors' Background and Scholar in the Field
San Francisco State University
In this example, Carina Gallo San Francisco State faculty 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."

Advance notice of required textbooks

Advance notice of required textbooks
California State University, Northridge
The resource is an email to students, 3 weeks in advance of the term, with textbook information, and encouragement to purchase them in advance of the start of class.

Module Overview Page

Module Overview Page
California State University, Fresno
The course redesign for the Fall 2021 Movies and Mental Illness class included the Module Overview pages. Each page contains a To-Do list, Module Directory, Module Orientation Video as well as a Video Guide.

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.

Course Video Tour

Course Video Tour
California State University, Fresno
Video tour of which provides 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. A learner profile survey was also shared to engage students from the start.

Full Citations Provided for Videos Used in PPT

Full Citations Provided for Videos Used in PPT
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.

Community Policies Tabbed Pages Example

Community Policies Tabbed Pages Example
California State University, Northridge
This is a PDF document with examples of how tabbed pages were created for 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.

Learner Support and Resources

Learner Support and Resources
California State University, Northridge
Sample of learner support resources included in the syllabus. Includes comprehensive information includes links to technical, academic and student support services and resources available to assist students in achieving their educational goals. The following provides academic, technical and student support resources available on the California State University, Northridge campus.

Course Organization Improvements

Course Organization Improvements
San Jose State University
Using the course template from Canvas Commons the appearance and organization of the course was improved. Banners and buttons and tabbed lessons were utilized to reduce the number of pages through which students would need to scroll. Text headers in the modules were used to divide content logically and visually guide the user. (QLT CORE 4.3 Navigation throughout the online components of the course is logical, consistent, and efficient.)

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.

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.

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.

Perusall Integration into Business Communication Courses at CSULA

Perusall Integration into Business Communication Courses at CSULA
California State University, Los Angeles
Perusall is a social e-reader platform designed to promote reading, engagement, and active learning. This tool was integrated into Business Communication courses on Canvas for students to engage in crowdsourced reading as they interacted with peers and professors through collaborative annotations. For written discussions, students interact with uploaded PDF documents, websites, ebooks, images, and videos. Perusall activities spark critical thinking and collaboration.