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Syllabus

Syllabus
California State University, Fresno
This syllabus contains updated information for campus academic (non-technical) support services and resources available to support students in achieving their educational goals, accessible policy and DSS services. Included is the diversity, equity and inclusion statement along with a link to the student handbook, as well as University policies and services.

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.

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.

Building Community in a Fully Online Course

Building Community in a Fully Online Course
California State University, Fresno
The instructor uses Google Slides to create community and interaction between instructor and students in this online graduate course. Community Building activities are assigned intermittently throughout the course to give students an opportunity to engage and interact in a non-high stakes forum while getting to know more about each other along the way. It is a win win and a highly favored activity among her online students.

Instructor Introduction Video

Instructor Introduction Video
California State University, Fresno
In this video the instructor introduces herself and also provides context for the course.

Student Feedback Form for Continuous Improvement

Student Feedback Form for Continuous Improvement
California State University, Fresno
Google Form to solicit feedback from students about their learning experiences. Items for feedback include course pacing and variability in online discussion forum delivery formats to determine student preferences (i.e. Voicethread, Discussion Board, etc.). The feedback is used to make course adjustments and shares the results with students. This gives students a sense of empowerment and validates their voice in their learning process.

Discussion Post Assignment for Outside Engagement

Discussion Post Assignment for Outside Engagement
California State University, Fresno
Many times students request extra credit and as faculty members, we struggle to provide that. This is a weekly discussion posting on Blackboard based on the face to face lecture for that week. Having a discussion post creates an environment for students to engage freely outside the classroom. At times, I have also used this to engage students during class time and have them bring out their electronic device answer the discussion posting for attendance purposes and extra credit for that day!

Infographic Sequence of Assignments

Infographic Sequence of Assignments
California State University, Fresno
Infographic that shows students how assignments are connected and build on each other.

Welcome Video - Sign Language Online Course

Welcome Video - Sign Language Online Course
California State University, Fresno
Online course welcome video and introduction created in sign language with closed captioning.

Get To Know Yourself Assignment

Get To Know Yourself Assignment
California State University, Fresno
This introduction to the activity (which is using a rubric to reply on a discussion board) is in informal language to engage the students and catch their attention. It is also designed to help the student feel comfortable with talking about their own insecurities about the course topic.