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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 Hypothesis for Low-Stakes Assessment with Timely Feedback

Using Hypothesis for Low-Stakes Assessment with Timely Feedback
San Jose State University
This activity ensures students' preparation for class using a digital annotation tool with peer-to-peer interaction to increase the understanding of complex scientific journal articles. Hypothesis 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.

Learner Profile Survey for a Hybrid Course

Learner Profile Survey for a Hybrid Course
San Jose State University
This learner survey is designed for a hybrid course that includes distance learning and in-person field trips. Instructors can gain insight into their students that will be helpful in designing a course that enables all learners to be successful.

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.

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.

Welcome and Introduction Assignment (4.1)

Welcome and Introduction Assignment (4.1)
California State University, Northridge
This graded icebreaker activity uses Padlet as a way for students to get to know each other the first week of the course. In this introductory 'Meet and Greet' students create a post, with an optional picture, and share a little about themselves. This includes their pronouns, what they like to be called, as well as future goals. The students are asked to respond to their peers and the instructor also adds a post on the Padlet to get the conversations started.

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.

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 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.

Getting to Know Me Survey

Getting to Know Me Survey
California State University, Bakersfield
This Getting to Know Me Survey distributed at the beginning of each course provides the instructor an opportunity to better understand each learner in their learning community while supporting their specific needs and goals. At the same time, it helps to build an inclusive community that is affirming and responsive to individuals' needs, while maintaining their right to privacy.

TED Ed Lesson for Research Course

TED Ed Lesson for Research Course
San Jose State University
This is a TedEd Lesson introducing the differences between qualitative and quantitative research. This lesson uses a short video instead of an assigned reading with embedded questions and a group discussion to support active learning and engagement.

Possible Lives Mapping Activity with Accompanying Jamboard

Possible Lives Mapping Activity with Accompanying Jamboard
Humboldt State University
HSU has been implementing a range of Career Development activities within courses and majors to help students prepare and translate their time in college to the potential fields and careers of interest. One of these activities leads students through imagining a range of possible lives they could have through different careers and mapping out how to prepare for them. The activity comes from "You Majored in What" by Katharine Brooks and has been adapted for a classroom environment. In an online environment - students can post their Possible Lives Maps onto their own slide in a collection of Jamboards and interact with each other by posting post-its and commenting.