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Interactive Jamboard Activity

Interactive Jamboard Activity
California State University, San Bernardino
Brittany Bloodhart, Instructor from CSU San Bernardino, developed an engaging interactive activity leveraging Jamboard. Instead of assigning students the individual task of generating stereotypes and expectations about gender, they now have the opportunity to explore their own assumptions by observing their peers' contributions on Jamboard. Through the use of sticky notes within a collaborative space, Jamboard allow students to actively participate by moving the concepts to different areas of the "map" (or board) based on their agreement with other students. This creates another interactive element, where students can debate about the placement of ideas, encouraging students to debate on a discussion board and assess whether each concept aligns with their collective understanding. This approach enhances student engagement and promotes active learning.

Module To Do List

Module To Do List
California State University, Stanislaus
Yamini Bellare, Assistant Professor from California State University Stanislaus, created To Do Lists for each Module in the course. Each To Do List included direct links to the assignments to be submitted and their due dates. This page serves as a Welcome and Orientation page to each Module.

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.

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.

Assignments on Using Generative AI for Resume Enhancement

Assignments on Using Generative AI for Resume Enhancement
California State University, Channel Islands
Dr. Vida Vakilian, an Associate Professor at CSU Channel Islands, developed a series of innovative assignments for students, focusing on how to leverage Generative AI (GenAI) technologies to enhance their resume preparation. These assignments guide students through using AI tools to draft and refine their resumes. Additionally, Dr. Vakilian incorporated an assignment on Ethical Considerations in GenAI, ensuring that students not only gain practical skills but also understand the ethical implications of using AI in their professional development.

Using AI tools to Help Write Introduction Sections for Laboratory Reports

Using AI tools to Help Write Introduction Sections for Laboratory Reports
California State University, Channel Islands
William Munroe, Lecturer from CSU Channel Islands, tested GPT4All (an AI tool) with helping students’ writing. The instructor tasked students to install a free utility (GPT4All) capable of interacting with a user curated pdf library. Students prepareed an initial draft of an introduction section using the AI tool and pdf sources for their lab report. After preparing the draft, students would then edit and revise the output for accuracy.

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.

Assignment Information Video Production using Artificial Intelligence (AI) Tools

Assignment Information Video Production using Artificial Intelligence (AI) Tools
California State University, Channel Islands
Ryan Murphy, Assistant Professor of Business Communication at California State University Channel Islands, created an assignment information video using HeyGen (an AI avatar video creation tool) and ChatGPT. Assignment information videos supplement written assignment instructions, rubrics, and verbal explanations of an assignment in class. By offering assignment information using additional modes, student gain enhanced clarity and understanding of assignment instructions. Video instructions keep students engaged and they can be replayed as many times as necessary. Acknowledgement to Dr. Stephen Lind of the University of Southern California who presented this concept at the Association for Business Communication Western Regional Conference (Spring 2024), where he shared both practical outcome of AI videos like this as well as technical instructions for creating them.

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.

Bilingual Course Kit

Bilingual Course Kit
California State University, Channel Islands
Mary Adler, Instructor from California State University Channel Islands, included the bilingual course kit for her online second language acquisition course. The bilingual course kit changes the Canvas navigation menu and buttons to Spanish. With the addition of simultaneous translations for the Start Here module and weekly module titles, students will regularly interact with Spanish-language information throughout the course.

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.

Collaborative Note-Taking Space Using Google Slides

Collaborative Note-Taking Space Using Google Slides
California State University, Fresno
Katy Tarrant, an Instructor at Fresno State, developed a collaborative note taking space in Google Slides. The collaborative space will promote student agency in note taking work as others will see the work. Additionally, this resource will allow students to have access to different perspectives and interpretations of the lecture material

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.

Peer Engagement using Google Jamboard

Peer Engagement using Google Jamboard
California State University, San Bernardino
Alycia Granado, Instructor from CSU San Barnardino, created a Jamboard assignment for online child development courses. This Jamboard activity encourages both active learning and peer engagement. Students will share their knowledge of attachment styles, behaviors, and mediators.

Exploring Inclusivity in the Apparel Industry & Digital Badging Assignment

Exploring Inclusivity in the Apparel Industry & Digital Badging Assignment
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Helen Trejo, an Assistant Professor from Cal Poly Pomona, designed an assignment that includes 3 choices of apparel industry documentaries available through a library resource to help students build competency in Inclusivity with a Digital Badge. After viewing a documentary focused on the significant role of minoritized populations in the apparel industry, students are asked to apply Inclusivity key learnings to a group project and reflect. This aims to increase student awareness of struggles and community-based solutions that can increase their cultural responsiveness. The general structure and discussion questions can be modified to fit many classes, as along as appropriate multimedia is identified.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Syllabus - Updated Policies and Diversity Statement

Syllabus - Updated Policies and Diversity Statement
California State University, Fresno
Christopher Moss, an Instructor from Fresno State, provides a syllabus updated to be more inclusive with diversity and accessibility information. Sample templates were provided by Fresno State and added to provide an update to the syllabus that is more accessible and inclusive.

Complex Infographic Description

Complex Infographic Description
California State University, Stanislaus
Glenn Pillsbury, an Instructional Designer at CSU Stanislaus, provided this resource as an example of an alternate description of a complex infographic. The infographic describes the interconnected pathways that comprise the health care system in the United States. A simple alt text description would be insufficient and so a more detailed long description was created.

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.

Active Learning Video with Playposit

Active Learning Video with Playposit
California State University, Channel Islands
Vida Vakilian, an Instructor from California State University, Channel Islands, designed active learning questions and incorporated them into her recorded video on Number Systems and DeMorgan's Laws. These questions will be presented to students as they view their asynchronous lecture videos, which are accessible through Canvas and an online platform called Playposit. Playposit allows for the integration of questions into pre-recorded lecture videos, providing a tool for interactive learning.

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.

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 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.

Active Learning Video using TEDed & Playposit

Active Learning Video using TEDed & Playposit
California State University, Fresno
Joel Slade, Instructor from California State University, Fresno, created active learning questions in an edited TEDed video on the misconceptions of evolution in Playposit to be used in his evolution course. Students in this online course will be prompted with several questions in their asynchronous lecture videos. People can use Playposit to integrate questions as students watch pre-recorded lecture videos.

Liquid Syllabus

Liquid Syllabus
Sacramento State University
Michelle Dang, Instructor from Sacramento State University, created this liquid syllabus to welcome students before the semester began. The liquid syllabus contains key information to help students get started and helps create a sense of engagement and community with the course. The students are practicing school nurses; hence, Michelle used images of school children to enhance engagement and connectedness.

Excel in Agribusiness

Excel in Agribusiness
California State University, Fresno
Neil Tung, a Lecturer at Fresno State in Applied Microcomputing for Agribusiness Management, created a PowerPoint presentation introducing students to the basics of Excel. This includes why Excel is used in Agribusiness and the reasons the instructor has found it a valuable tool throughout his career. The use of spreadsheets, database management, applications to basic farm accounting and financial budgeting, farm production recordkeeping, and commodity price trend tracking using Excel functions and formulas are highlighted in this presentation.

Final Course Reflection Discussion

Final Course Reflection Discussion
California State University, Fresno
Mary Bennett, an Instructional Designer at Fresno State and the QLT Course Program Manager, developed a final course reflection discussion where students first read a short article that summarizes some of the major topics in the course. They are then asked to reflect back on their overall learning experience by responding to specific prompts aligned with the course objectives.

CSU QLT Course Technology Skills and Learner Expectations and Attribute Checklist

CSU QLT Course Technology Skills and Learner Expectations and Attribute Checklist
California State University, Fresno
Instructional Designer and CSU QLT Course Manager, Mary Bennett from Fresno State shares the CSU QLT course technology skills that are required to be successful in the QLT training courses. Additionally, the learner attributes and expectations to be successful in an online course are shared. These can be used or modified for any course.

Samples of Student Work - Video Assignment

Samples of Student Work - Video Assignment
California State University, Fresno
Mary Bennett, Instructional Designer and QLT Course Manager, shares an assignment from the QLT Training course in which instructors develop an "Introduction Welcome Video" about themselves. In the assignment three samples of welcome videos developed by other instructors are shared (with permission) as samples to preview before beginning the assignment.

Course Communication and Netiquette Statement

Course Communication and Netiquette Statement
California State University, Fresno
Mary Bennett, Instructional Designer at Fresno State and CSU QLT Manager, provides a sample of the QLT Course Communication and Netiquette Statement that is in the syllabus. The statement provides nine statements that can be used or modified for any course.

QLT Course Summary Announcement

QLT Course Summary Announcement
California State University, Fresno
Mary Bennett, Instructional Designer and QLT Course Manager, shares a sample of a final announcement that is sent to participants at the end of the "Reviewing Courses Using the QLT Rubric." The announcement summarizes major course themes, and wraps up the course with a reminder about expectations to complete the course successfully (85 points or more) and when final grades will be posted.

Final Course Reflection

Final Course Reflection
California State University, Fresno
Mary Bennett, an Instructional Designer at Fresno State and the QLT Program Manager, shares a creative use of Meme's for the final course reflection. Course participants are asked to share a piece of advice or a tip for someone else taking the course and why it is important. Students are encouraged to not only reply by text but also create a Meme illustrating their advice.

Accessibility VPAT

Accessibility VPAT
California State University, Fresno
Mary Bennett, an Instructional Developer from Fresno State & also CSU QLT Program Manager provides a list of the external Tools used in the QLT Training courses and include links to the Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates (VPATs) for each tool.

Accessibility for Course Materials

Accessibility for Course Materials
California State University, Northridge
Professor Dong Liu from CSU Northridge provides a page in his Canvas course with a link to access the VPAT for the Marketplace Simulation. He also includes information for the student to contact the vendor for more details.

Math Learning Profile Survey

Math Learning Profile Survey
California State University, Fullerton
Bridget Druken, an Instructor from CSU Fullerton, shares a learning profile survey which includes open ended question prompts for students to share information.

Student Generated Discussion Topic as a Formative Assessment

Student Generated Discussion Topic as a Formative Assessment
California State University, Fresno
Instructor Archana Mohan from Fresno State, uses a discussion assignment where students are asked to generate two questions based on their knowledge of the functions and parts of a microscope. This assignment facilitates peer-to-peer interaction and prompt feedback

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.

Student Resources - Technical and Academic

Student Resources - Technical and Academic
California State University, Los Angeles
Michelle Lopez, an Instructor from CSU Los Angeles, provides a detailed syllabus for CLS 1300. Included in the syllabus is a detailed clear table of the Student Resources including ITS Help Desk, and Academic Campus resources.

Syllabus - Detailed Rubrics & Collaborative Teamwork Project with Choice

Syllabus - Detailed Rubrics & Collaborative Teamwork Project with Choice
California State University, Los Angeles
Michelle Lopez, an Instructor from CSU Los Angeles, provides a detailed syllabus for CLS 1300. Included in the syllabus are very detailed rubrics and assignment instructions for two team projects that include collaboration and choice. Topics are related to policy and legislation and its' impact on diverse communities in California.

Non-Academic and Non-Technical Student Support Services

Non-Academic and Non-Technical Student Support Services
California State University, Los Angeles
Michelle Lopez, an Instructor from CSU Los Angeles, provides a detailed syllabus for CLS 1300. Included are the non-academic and non-technical student support services. Each resource includes a link to the website, contact information and location.

Course & Module Objectives aligned to Assignments

Course & Module Objectives aligned to Assignments
California State University, Los Angeles
Michelle Lopez, an Instructor from CSU Los Angeles, provides a detailed syllabus for CLS 1300. A sample of the course and module objectives are provided along with a list of the type of assessments used to evaluate the CLOs.

Instructor Information

Instructor Information
California State University, Los Angeles
Michelle Lopez, an Instructor from CSU Los Angeles, provides a detailed syllabus for CLS 1300. Included in the syllabus is a Facilitator Corner section that includes contact information, office hours, a link to the Zoom room, as well as a Meet Your Professor paragraph with both personal and professional information.

Discussions - Current World Events

Discussions - Current World Events
California State University, Stanislaus
Aprile Stacey, Instructor from CSU Stanislaus, starts each class session (module) with sharing about relevant/current world events related to the topics they are learning about in class. She also invites students to orally share or post in the "Course Questions Forum" if they have something to share.

Empathetic Interview

Empathetic Interview
California State University, Fresno
This is an example to show how Fresno State Professor, Dr. Kate Kafonek simulates an experience in her class where students practice interviewing each other to develop empathetic listening skills through the lens of white privilege. Media is used and students are practicing developing empathetic listening skills as they reflect on reading a chapter in a Criminology class. Question prompts could be modified across disciplines and used to invite students to talk about different perspectives (e.g., discussion forum, synchronous Zoom break-out rooms).

Sample To Do List

Sample To Do List
California State University, Fresno
In this example Mary Bennett, an Instructional Designer from Fresno State, shares a detailed checklist with due dates and times for a module.

Addressing Microagression in an Online Class

Addressing Microagression in an Online Class
California State University, Northridge
Ning Fu, Instructor in the Marketing Dept. at CSU Northridge, shares a couple examples for how he addresses microagressions or disrespectful comments in class.

Annotated Bibliography Assignment Example

Annotated Bibliography Assignment Example
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 instructor provides an example of an annotated bibliography entry with sentence starters to guide students.

Peer Review Feedback Guide With Guiding Questions

Peer Review Feedback Guide With Guiding Questions
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 peer review guide is organized with guiding questions to assist students in providing feedback to a peer's assignment.

Using Cultural Background Experiences to Develop a Collage

Using Cultural Background Experiences to Develop a Collage
California State University, Fresno
Matt Hopson-Walker, an Instructor from Fresno State, developed a lesson where students use their cultural background experiences to develop a collage creating an original image in an art class.

Syllabus - Access and Accommodation Statement

Syllabus - Access and Accommodation Statement
San Jose State University
Maureen Smith, an Instructor at San Jose State University, includes the following statement in her syllabus that provides students with a clear explanation of her role in supporting students with a link to the campus disability support services office. In her statement, she welcomes students to talk to her at any point in the semester about course design concerns.

Discussion Board Rubric

Discussion Board Rubric
San Jose State University
Nik Tehrani, an Instructor at San Jose State University, developed a rubric used for all discussion board assignments. The rubric helps clarify any vague information and helps students understand the expectations. The goal of the rubric is to help students self-improve and inspire better student performance.

Collaborative Jamboard Activity

Collaborative Jamboard Activity
California State University, San Marcos
Kim McCarthy, an Instructor from CSU San Marcos, uses Google Jamboard for class collaboration. Students respond to the question prompt posted on the Jamboard. They then interact with each other by posting a picture, drawing, text, or a "stickie note" in response to the prompt.

Detailed Course Description & Format

Detailed Course Description & Format
California State University, Los Angeles
Michelle Lopez, an Instructor from CSU Los Angeles, provides a detailed syllabus for CLS 1300. A sample of the course description is provided that is clear to students indicating the course is online and asynchronous and the topics covered and assessments taken.

Wrap-Up Message After a Microaggression has Occurred in Class

Wrap-Up Message After a Microaggression has Occurred in Class
California State University, Northridge
Kristy Michaud, an Instructor from CSU Northridge, provides an example of a wrap-up message where she acknowledges the grace in which the class navigated a difficult conversation around a microaggression that occurred in class.

A Letter to an Elected Official Assignment

A Letter to an Elected Official Assignment
California State University, Northridge
In this example, CSU Northridge Instructor Kristy Michaud, assigns "A Letter to an Elected Official" assignment that is aimed to increase their sense of agency by writing a letter to an elected official about an issue that has an impact on them and their community.

Role of Instructor Participation

Role of Instructor Participation
California State University, Northridge
Amber Norwood, an Instructor from CSU Northridge, includes specific information in the syllabus about their role regarding participation in the course by including detailed Discussion Facilitation and Participation Guidelines.

Feedback Timeline Statement

Feedback Timeline Statement
California State University, Northridge
In this example Virginia Huynh, Instructor from CSU Northridge, includes a feedback timeline statement in her syllabus.

Instructor Role for Supporting Students

Instructor Role for Supporting Students
California State University, Northridge
CSU Northridge Professor Susana Marcelo, provides her students with a statement in her syllabus that discusses her role in working to support students and what they should do if they have fallen behind in the course.

Assignment Exploring Systems of Oppression and Power

Assignment Exploring Systems of Oppression and Power
California State University, Northridge
Casey terHorst, an Instructor at CSU Northridge, developed an assignment that provides a space for students to explore systems of oppression and power. The purpose of the assignment is to connect the course topic "Human Evolution" and experiences of the students.

Closing Announcement

Closing Announcement
California State University, Northridge
Hillary Kaplowitz, Instructional Designer and Instructor from CSU Northridge, sends students an end of semester announcement, summarizing how far they have come and what they have learned.

Syllabus Accessibility Policy Statement

Syllabus Accessibility Policy Statement
California State University, Northridge
Susana Marcelo, an Instructor and Instructional Designer at CSU Northridge, includes the following statement in her syllabus that provides students with a clear explanation of her role in supporting students with a link to the campus disability support services office.

Optional Assignment - Choice

Optional Assignment - Choice
California State University, Northridge
Ning Fu, an Instructor from CSU Northridge, provides an optional assignment where students can complete and attain a "Google Analytics Certificate" that they can include in their resume. This certification will be relevant for students upon graduation.

Infographic of Communication Policy

Infographic of Communication Policy
California State University, Fullerton
Greg Childers, an Associate Professor of Physics at CSU Fullerton, describes in his syllabus his communication policy. He breaks down his communication policy for his office hours, telephone calls and emails. He also shares his policy using an infographic.

HSU Template - Online Technical Skills & Requirements

HSU Template - Online Technical Skills & Requirements
California State Polytechnic University, Humboldt
Kim Vincent-Layton, an Instructional Designer at Cal Poly Humboldt, created a basic template for all online courses. The template provides 6 tips for success as an online learner, attitude and technical skills required, and minimum hardware and software requirements. This can be modified to fit any class.

Structured Group Discussions Providing Roleplaying & Choice

Structured Group Discussions Providing Roleplaying & Choice
California State University, Fresno
Ryan Ditchfield, an Instructor at Fresno State, creatively organizes group discussions providing students an opportunity to self-assign themselves to a group discussion topic that interest them in his "Eyewitness Identification-FTB 159T" class. In the group discussions they have the choice to pick a role - Researcher, Eyewitness, Defense Attorney, Police Officer, Suspect, and Timekeeper and throughout the semester the students will also be changing to a different group and also change their role. This example represents student choice and group roles in discussions.

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.

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.

Instructor Learner Profile

Instructor Learner Profile
California State University, Northridge
Instructor Carmen Saunders-Russell, from CSU Northridge, uses Canva to creatively share her instructor profile. It includes preferred pronouns, words that describe her as a learner, what motivates her to learn, her learning goals for the course, her experience about adult learning theories, and a fun fact about her that you won't find on her resume. Providing a detailed profile humanizes the instructor and creates a sense of belonging in the course.

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.

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.

Clear Organized HomePage

Clear Organized HomePage
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Iman Hemmatian, an Instructor from Cal Poly Pomona, shares a homepage that is organized clearly with a college banner, instructor welcome video & transcript, instructions to begin the course including the syllabus, start here, and buttons to access all modules from the course home page.

Prompt and Rubric Reflective Writing Assignment

Prompt and Rubric Reflective Writing Assignment
California State University, Fullerton
Krista Henderson, an Instructor from CSU Fullerton, shares a detailed writing assignment where students describe the scope of their previous sexual education and describe what the "ideal" sex ed program is. The instructor provides 6 question prompts and a detailed rubric which provides 5 criteria for evaluating the essay.

Sketchnotes Discussion Forum Assignment

Sketchnotes Discussion Forum Assignment
California State University, Northridge
Instructor Nicole Solis from CSU Northridge, developed an assignment in which students practice visual notetaking skills and engage in a discussion. While reading a scholarly article students are to select at least 2 quotes and additional terms and concepts and arrange them visually including sketches, illustrations, or other ways of decorating their notes visually. Students use the Canvas Discussion forum for students to submit the assignment, but they can choose to create their notes on paper or using one of several technologies.

Course Home Page With Accessible Icons

Course Home Page With Accessible Icons
California State University, Stanislaus
Kanwaljit Dulai, an Instructor from CSU Stanislaus, creates a home page with accessible button icons as evidenced by the green Ally gauge. The first five buttons link to important course pages with resources commonly visited by students. The last five buttons are proprietary to this course and link through to the five unit modules.

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.

Canvas Home Page

Canvas Home Page
California State University, Fresno
Instructor Faith Sidlow from Fresno State, created a redesigned homepage in Canvas that includes 15 buttons along the bottom of the homepage for each week. A clear link to takes the user to the syllabus and also to the start here module. There is also a warm instructor welcome message in the middle of the page along with a graphic and course title.

Clear Homepage Navigation with Accessible Icons

Clear Homepage Navigation with Accessible Icons
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Manuel Diaz, an Instructor from Cal Poly Pomona, shares a homepage that is clear and accessible with button icons as evidenced by the Ally "green" indicators in the bottom left of each image. Home page has a clear instructor welcome, followed by buttons to access the syllabus, scholar cafe, and weekly module buttons.

Academic Integrity Statement from Syllabus

Academic Integrity Statement from Syllabus
San Jose State University
Darra Hofman, an Instructor from San Jose State University, provides their syllabus which includes an expanded discussion of policy and supports, as well as an explanation of their approach to providing accommodations. The syllabus also explains the course environment, expectations around inclusion and equity, and explicitly invites students to participate in office hours.

Small Group Discussion for Synchronous Webconference Class Session

Small Group Discussion for Synchronous Webconference Class Session
California State University, San Bernardino
Cheryl Brandt, an Instructor at CSU San Bernardino, uses a problem-based seminar discussion prompt during synchronous sessions in Zoom to increase peer-to-peer interaction. During the sessions, each small group captures their plan for sharing with the entire class using Jamboard.

Example VoiceThread Discussion

Example VoiceThread Discussion
California State University, San Bernardino
Instructor Carol Gabaldon from CSU San Bernardino, uses VoiceThread to enhance peer-to-peer engagement while adhering to accessibility and universal design principles. The tool VoiceThread provides an accessible platform for audio, video, and text formats, encourages peer-to-peer discussion, and is easily embedded in the Canvas Learning Management System.

Resume and Cover Letter Rubric

Resume and Cover Letter Rubric
San Francisco State University
Alexandria Leyton, an Instructor from San Francisco State University, provides a detailed rubric on the elements of the resume and cover letter.

Group Annotation Discussion Using Perusall

Group Annotation Discussion Using Perusall
California State University, Bakersfield
Natalie Thompson, an Instructor from CSU Bakersfield, shares a peer to peer annotation activity using the tool Perusall where students read and annotate a scholarly article. Detailed instructions are provided for the students about the discussion requirements.

Getting Started Module

Getting Started Module
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Navid Nakhjiri, an Instructor from Cal Poly Pomona, provides a visual sample of the Getting Started Module in Canvas. The elements of the module include a welcome from the instructor, course schedule, Syllabus quiz, student profile survey, Q&A, and Campus Resources including technology support.

Engagement in Synchronous Lectures Using Jamboard & Zoom Break-Out Rooms

Engagement in Synchronous Lectures Using Jamboard & Zoom Break-Out Rooms
California State University, Fresno
Stephanie Ryan, an Instructor from Fresno State, shares an engaging activity where she uses Zoom to provide a synchronous lecture called "The Anterior Surface Landmarks of the Figure." Using breakout rooms in Zoom and a Jamboard students identify surface landmarks of a figure in a peer-to-peer activity.

Module Overview Page

Module Overview Page
California State University, Fresno
Professor Christine Edmondson from Fresno State, created Module Overview pages for her Movies and Mental Illness class. Each page contains a To-Do list, Module Directory, Module Orientation Video as well as a Video Guide.

The Magic Flute – TEDEd Lesson

The Magic Flute – TEDEd Lesson
California State University, Fresno
Maria Briggs, an Instructor at Fresno State, uses the TEDEd lesson creator to engage students in an active learning experience. In preparation for a written critique students view the "Queen of the Night" aria performance and then answer questions and participate in an online discussion.

Student Discussion Sharing a Product Review

Student Discussion Sharing a Product Review
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Javed Seif, Instructor from Cal Poly Pomona, shares a discussion board activity where student share their personal experiences about a product which they were not satisfied with (similar to an Amazon review comment). Students interact with one another by responding to another student identifying a dimension of quality (from the Eight Dimensions provided in the video lesson) the experience relates to.

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.).

Course Home Page

Course Home Page
California State University, Fresno
Jesse Bower, an Instructor from Fresno State, shares a redesigned homepage with a clear brief welcome statement, image of the instructor, contact information and office hours and quick links to the main course components.

Two Assignments Providing Choice for Students

Two Assignments Providing Choice for Students
San Jose State University
Eileen Carroll, an Instructor from San Jose State University, provides samples of two assignments where students are given choice in the topic to explore for each assignment (e.g, List of medical diagnoses and List of Medications).

Jamboard for Facilitating a Complex Chemistry Article

Course Homepage with Buttons to Access Modules

Course Homepage with Buttons to Access Modules
California State University, Fresno
Katherine Fobear, an Instructor from Fresno State, shares the design of a Canvas homepage that includes a course description, with links to the syllabus and individual modules that are clearly labeled. All buttons include alt tags as evident by the Ally accessibility indicators.

Video Self-Check Quizzes for Asynchronous Learners

Video Self-Check Quizzes for Asynchronous Learners
California State University, Fresno
Joseph Ross, an Instructor at Fresno State, provides his students with brief lecture videos that they watch before coming to class which allows students to self-check their learning. Each video is followed by one short self-check multiple-choice quiz item (ungraded), including a description of the correct answer. The link to the quiz immediately follows the link to the video on each Canvas page. This approach provides on-demand feedback for asynchronous video use.

Contemporary Issues Presentation

Contemporary Issues Presentation
California State University, Stanislaus
Instructor Grace Paradis from CSU Stanislaus, uses GoReact to help students learn about a topic that is not covered in depth during class. To strengthen the awareness of the topic, students are asked to further the GoReact discussion by asking critical thinking questions of their peers.

Home Page Buttons

Home Page Buttons
California State University, Fresno
Nichole Walsh, an Instructor from Fresno State, shares four graphics for homepage buttons to enhance the look and usability of the landing page for students. The graphics were created in Canva and include the following: Click here to begin, This way to Modules, Click Here for Announcements, and Virtual Asynchronous Office.

Organized Homepage Using Bitmojis

Organized Homepage Using Bitmojis
California State University, Stanislaus
Instructor Russell Ewick from CSU Stanislaus, provides a visually appealing homepage using Bitmojis to take the user to the Start Here, Syllabus, Student Services, and Modules 1-7. The course homepage also includes an instructor welcome video, instructor contact information, and instructions on how to start the course.

Essay Rubric

Essay Rubric
California State University, Stanislaus
Erin Hughes, an Instructor from CSU Stanislaus, provides a rubric to grade written essays and set clear grading standards/expectations for students. The point values can easily be added based on each writing assignment. The use of this rubric streamlines the grading process and allows for more comprehensive feedback on specific points addressed in the rubric.

TEDEd Lesson: Nadine Burke-Harris - The Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences

TEDEd Lesson: Nadine Burke-Harris - The Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences
California State University, Stanislaus
Instructor Andrea Duroy, an Instructor at CSU Stanislaus, created a lesson in TEDEd designed to be an interactive learning tool for students in an asynchronous course. After students watch the video, they are presented with open ended questions, links to learn more about the topic, and a guided discussion question.

Historic Periods of Globalization Activity

Historic Periods of Globalization Activity
California State University, Stanislaus
Heather Jarrell, an Instructor at CSU Stanislaus, designed a peer-to-peer engagement and active learning activity for use during a synchronous session. Working in groups, students identify distinguishing characteristics of periods of globalization throughout history. Students are placed in Breakout Rooms in Zoom, with each group completing one of five Jamboard pages containing sticky notes labeled “Fact” that they fill in with pertinent features of their globalization period, after which the entire class is quizzed on each globalization period using Zoom Polls based on the facts submitted by each group.

Pinterest Encyclopedia Activity

Pinterest Encyclopedia Activity
California State University, Stanislaus
Monica Flores, an Instructor from CSU Stanislaus, describes an activity using a social media tool, Pinterest. Students are prompted to create a Pinterest account and than choose 2 "terms" from a list about Latinx Lit and Cultural Studies. Students are creating two encyclopedia (Pinterest) entries and than commenting on at least 3 of their classmates Pinterest pins.

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.

Front Page Design Example

Front Page Design Example
California State University, Stanislaus
Wura Jacobs, an Instructor from CSU Stanislaus, provides a visually interesting front page design that uses five header icons for easy access to course pages/content.

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.

Using Hypothesis for Low-Stakes Assessment with Timely Feedback

Using Hypothesis for Low-Stakes Assessment with Timely Feedback
San Jose State University
Instructor Jill Citron from San Jose State University, uses Hypothesis to ensure student preparation for class which is a digital annotation tool that allows for peer-to-peer discussion. In the example provided she uses the tool for student discussion about complex scientific journal articles.

Active Learning with EdPuzzle

Active Learning with EdPuzzle
San Francisco State University
Maori Redman, an Instructor at San Francisco State, uses EdPuzzle to add active learning questions to video presentations. The goal is to ensure that students are actively watching and getting them to think about what is happening in the video as they watch.

Grading Rubric for Article Analysis Assignment

Grading Rubric for Article Analysis Assignment
California State University, Fresno
Michael Yonker, an Instructor at Fresno State, provides a rubric used in his Criminal Law class where students select a recent article and discuss it in relation to the class on the discussion board. The rubric was developed to assess the online participation and contributions to the discussion board. Both the analysis and the response are scored on a scale from 4 to 1 as exemplary, accomplished, developing, and beginning.

Wellness Check Discussion

Wellness Check Discussion
California State University, Fresno
Kathaleen Valdez, an Instructor from Fresno State, uses a brief weekly discussion to help facilitate a line of communication between the student and the instructor by providing a way for students to check-in. The discussion encourages them to let the instructor know how they are doing in regards to the class or just life. It helps them know that there is someone else out there that has their back and is concerned about how they are doing and lets the instructor know if there is a need to contact the student for additional assistance. In addition, the discussion can be used as a way to monitor student participation.

Diversity Statement & Learner Support Resources

Diversity Statement & Learner Support Resources
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Juanita Jellyman, an Instructor from Cal Poly Pomona, provides a syllabus that includes technical support, a diversity statement and resources available to support students.

Active Learning Video using EdPuzzle

Active Learning Video using EdPuzzle
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
So Ra Baek, an Instructor from Cal Poly Pomona, shares a video which in which a lesson was created using using EdPuzzle. The instructor embeds 3 questions at different intervals in the video for students to self-check their learning.

Course Home Page

Course Home Page
California State University, Fresno
Melanie Wenrick, an Instructor from Fresno State, provides a clean easy to follow home page that provides for accessible image buttons used for the syllabus, weekly, and discussion board. Graphic buttons were created in PowerPoint and imported as images. A welcoming introduction about the purpose of the course and distance learning model used.

Syllabus - Alignment Chart

Syllabus - Alignment Chart
San Jose State University
Maureen Smith, an Instructor at San Jose State University, provides an alignment matrix that aligns the weekly activities with the course level objectives. The matrix provides the assignments, points, percent of the total, minimum number of words, and affiliated learning outcomes.

Peer Part Planning

Peer Part Planning
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Patrick Mannion, an Instructor at Cal Poly Pomona, teaches students how to best use 3D CAD modeling software in their course. Each assignment requires a large amount of planning and forethought before starting to make a model. To help address this issue, the Peer Part Planning assignment breaks students into small groups and has them come up with a basic plan/outline for how they can approach the creation of the model.

Course Video Tour

Course Video Tour
California State University, Fresno
Meta Schettler, an Instructor from Fresno State, provides a video tour with 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.

Lab Assignment Connecting Students to Their Community

Lab Assignment Connecting Students to Their Community
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Weimin Li, an Instructor from Cal Poly Pomona, developed a module lab assignment. This lab assignment includes includes an activity with students exploring the hardware and software that they will use in a GIS lab. The activity has students using a database from LA county to apply mapping skills.

PLSI 2: American Government and Institutions - Rubric for Writing Assignment

PLSI 2: American Government and Institutions - Rubric for Writing Assignment
California State University, Fresno
Everett Vieira, an Instructor at Fresno State, developed a six-part rubric for scoring the writing assignment for the PLSI 2: American Government and Institutions introductory GE course. The rubric was created to improve on providing feedback in a timely fashion so that students will have a better idea of exactly how their written assignment will be scored before submitting their essay.

Revised Home Page

Revised Home Page
California State University, Fresno
Nisha Nair, an Instructor at Fresno State, includes a welcoming home page in the Evaluation in Nursing Education Course. The page includes a brief welcome message with a link to a Learner Profile Survey as well as important course links and links to each course module.

Journalism Ethics Scenarios

Journalism Ethics Scenarios
California State University, Fresno
Instructor Timothy Drachlis from Fresno State, created an exercise and discussion whereby students learn more about journalism ethics. Working in groups, students select from 5 scenarios where they collaboratively develop a presentation using lectures, readings, and research as they apply the code of ethics to their respective scenario.

Teaching Channel Tutorial Loomai

Teaching Channel Tutorial Loomai
California State University, Fresno
Deborah Brown, an Instructor at Fresno State, created a tutorial in Loomai to take students through a virtual tour of the topics/assignments found on the Teaching/Learning Channel. Most importantly, how to access the Library online and how to login to the Teaching Channel without incurring charges for the service. This tutorial includes embedded quizzes so that students are able to self-assess their understanding of important topics covered.

Student Profile Survey

Student Profile Survey
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Professor Tannaz Rezaei Damavandi, an Instructor from Cal Poly Pomona, provides a 10 question student survey implemented in Google form. This form captures some information about computer science major students who take "Design and Analysis of Algorithms" course in virtual instructional mode.

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.

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.

General Discussion Rubric

General Discussion Rubric
California State University, Fullerton
Instructor Krista Hahn, from CSU Fullerton, created this rubric to assess student discussions. This rubric is intended for a a 2-week discussion where an original post is due during the first week, and two replies to peers are due during the second week. It is reasonably general so that it can be used for multiple discussions across a semester.

How You'll Use It - Pauling's Rules

How You'll Use It - Pauling's Rules
California State University, Fresno
Keith Putrika, an Instructor at Fresno State, developed a summative assessment where students apply Pauling's Rules and related concepts in mineralogy, to assess an environmental issue that might mimic the ways in which the concepts could be used in practice. The accompanying grading rubric includes percentages for the characteristics as well as a letter grade for the corresponding criteria.

Fashion Analysis

Fashion Analysis
California State University, Fresno
Lizhu Davis, an Instructor at Fresno State, created an assignment which includes; 1) the purpose and learning objectives of the assignment, 2) streamlined the guideline to give students a clearer instruction, and 3) a well developed grading rubric. Students are also given choice around how they want to approach the assignment.

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.

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.

Plagiarism Workshop Wrap-Up Activities

Plagiarism Workshop Wrap-Up Activities
California State University, Fresno
Judith Scott, an Instructor at Fresno State, shares a plagiarism workshop where students can work together on the practice exam before meeting meeting in Zoom to take the assessment quiz independently. As a class, they watch a plagiarism video and then in Zoom, students work in breakout rooms to prepare for the post test. Students have the opportunity to ask the instructor and classmates questions and the delivery of the workshop provides multiple opportunities to give feedback.

Instructions for Using Respondus Lockdown Browser

Instructions for Using Respondus Lockdown Browser
California State University, Fresno
Archana Mohan, Instructor from Fresno State, uses a summative assessment in Canvas using Respondus Lockdown browser and a Webcam. The instructor provides instructions for the quiz and a link for downloading the Respondus tool and provides simple instructions for navigating to the quiz, once Respondus is installed.

Matrix of Alignment of Module Objectives & Assignments

Matrix of Alignment of Module Objectives & Assignments
California State University, San Marcos
Sarah Jayyousi, an Instructor at CSU San Marcos, shares a matrix of student learning outcomes and assignments that are within the syllabus.

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.

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.

Student reading presentation rubric

Student reading presentation rubric
California State University, Fresno
Jidong Chen, an Instructor at Fresno State, developed this detailed Reading Presentation rubric for use with the rubric tool in Canvas. The rubric describes in detail how students' presentations on the assigned research articles are graded in terms of their 'content', 'organization', 'mechanics', and 'elocution and eye contact'.

Rubric for a Calculus Assignment

Rubric for a Calculus Assignment
California State University, Fresno
Antonina Tofan, an Instructor at Fresno State, developed a rubric in Canvas for an assignment in a Calculus class. Students are asked to find derivative of a function by solving a problem and then posting their work to a Discussion Board. for peer feedback.

Active Learning with Video using Playposit

Active Learning with Video using Playposit
California State University, Los Angeles
Tammy Aguilar, Instructor from CSU Los Angeles uses video platform Playposit to transform a static viewing experience to one that is active and engaging. As students watch the lecture video explaining the difference between an IEP and a 504 Plan they will come across three embedded questions that they are required to answer.

"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.

Syllabus Example for Learner Support (Technology)

Syllabus Example for Learner Support (Technology)
San Jose State University
Rachel Lazzeri-Aerts, an Instructor at San Jose State University, includes a statement in the syllabus of the technology needed to complete the course, as well as how to get help with technology. Canvas LMS and SJSU campus resources are listed and linked for easy student access.

Syllabus Example for Learner Support (Student Resources)

Syllabus Example for Learner Support (Student Resources)
San Jose State University
Rachel Lazzeri-Aerts, an Instructor from San Jose State University, includes information for non-academic support resources/programs for students. More details and contact information for 3 key support programs are included. Weblinks, email, and phone numbers are listed for these 3 key programs.

Student Success Survey

Student Success Survey
California State University, Long Beach
Adam Kahn, an Instructor from CSU Long Beach, shares a "Student Success Survey" which helps instructors get to know students, both personally and in terms of identifying their basic needs and barriers to success. It was built in Qualtrics but is being uploaded in Word format for easy adaptation to other survey software and/or LMS. Students fill it out in the first week of class, and the instructor personally emails every student to let them know they read their responses and provides resources/suggestions based on any barriers they may have identified. Note: some of these questions were derived from the Long Beach City College Cultural Curriculum Audit program.

Interactive Syllabus Questionnaire

Interactive Syllabus Questionnaire
California State University, Fresno
Hillary Jones, an Instructor at Fresno State, uses an interactive syllabus which takes students through all of the material on a traditional syllabus but also asks students questions about their goals, concerns, and questions about the class empowering professors to engage students from day one. This interactive syllabus was developed using Google forms and was inspired by Dr. Guy McHendry's work on InteractiveSyllabus.com.

Rubric for Evaluating Student Participation in Peer Reviews

Rubric for Evaluating Student Participation in Peer Reviews
California State University, Fresno
Ulrike Muller, an Instructor at Fresno State, provides a detailed rubric used to assess the quality of students' participation in peer reviews. Students are required to provide constructive comments to several students.

Course Home Page with Colorful Buttons

Course Home Page with Colorful Buttons
California State University, Fresno
Instructor Paul Price from Fresno State, created a home page for the course that includes a Welcome Message and colorful buttons linked to the Start Here area, Syllabus, Modules, Question Cafe, and the instructor Contact information. The buttons are simple png images that can be used as large, colorful navigation buttons on a Canvas homepage. They simply need to be added to the page and a link inserted that takes the user to the relevant location within the site. When added to Canvas, they should be given alternative text reading, e.g., "Button Linking to the Start Here Page."

Home Page

Home Page
California State University, Fresno
Instructor Tom Boroujeni from Fresno State, designed the course home page to offer a centralized location for students to begin and navigate the course. The inviting and easy to navigate site includes resources for students that they can click on to access information about what is available to them, such as the campus food pantry and health services.

Final Project Rubric

Final Project Rubric
California State Polytechnic University, Humboldt
Elias Pence, an Instructor at Cal Poly Humboldt, built a rubric to measure understanding of the assignment topic, in-class engagement, and care and effort in completing the assignment. Using the Canvas rubric tool was helpful in measuring the criteria of Demonstration of Understanding, Care and Effort, and In Class Engagement against the ratings of Excellent, Proficient, Needs Development, and Incomplete.

Student Survey

Student Survey
San Jose State University
Lei Zhang, a Professor at San Jose State University, developed a survey using Google Forms. Questions include learning about the students, their course goals and learning styles.

Community Policies Presentation

Community Policies Presentation
California State University, Northridge
Joannie Aguayo, an Instructor from CSU Northridge, shares a presentation which provides 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.

Essay Outline Peer Review Activity

Essay Outline Peer Review Activity
Sacramento State University
Joshua Pryor, an Instructor at Sacramento State University, utilized the peer-review feature in Canvas where students submit an essay outline and are asked to complete a peer-review rubric for 2 other student outlines. Finally, students need to upload their completed peer-review rubrics to Canvas.

Introductions: "Self Presentation" Meet and Greet using VoiceThread

Introductions: "Self Presentation" Meet and Greet using VoiceThread
California State University, Los Angeles
Gabriela Ford, an Instructor at CSU Los Angeles, created an activity where students introduce themselves in a meaningful way by engaging in a virtual Meet and Greet the first week of the semester. Using VoiceThread students record an introduction with the goal of humanizing and providing a safe and supportive environment from the beginning in order to foster an active learning community.

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).

Active Learning Through a Team Project

Active Learning Through a Team Project
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Dr. Wu Lin, an Instructor at Cal Poly Pomona, designed a team project in an asynchronous online class to improve active learning. The project is chunked into weekly tasks and due at the end of the semester to facilitate and support active learning with frequent peer to peer engagement. in addition to helping students reinforce what they learned in class, the project also helps students develop various skills, including collaboration skills which will help them be successful beyond the class.

Syllabus Diversity Statement

Syllabus Diversity Statement
California State University, San Bernardino
Treasure Ortiz, an Instructor from CSU San Bernardino, incorporates a diversity statement into the class syllabus. This statement is written specifically for students in a public administration class who work with all types of communities and community members. This statement is focused on inclusion and diversity and includes a statement that reads: "Diversity and inclusion are only obtained through understanding and empathy, while we may not agree on everything, at the end of the day, what you think, and feel is valuable to the conversation."

Portfolio Rubric for First Year Writing - CSU Fresno

Portfolio Rubric for First Year Writing - CSU Fresno
California State University, Fresno
Carol Firstman, an Instructor at Fresno State, is using the rubric developed by the First Year Writing program at Fresno State in Canvas. The grading criteria and rating categories are taken directly from the FYW template materials. The 30 point rubric includes the criteria of reading and writing strategies, reflection, summary and conversation, rhetoric, language coherence, and self-and peer evaluation. The ratings are exceeds, complete, and not passing.

TEDEd Video With Questions

TEDEd Video With Questions
California State University, Fresno
Instructor Shirisha Shankar from Fresno State, uses a video from the TEDEd library to create a lesson with embedded questions. This activity allows students to interact with a video and actively learn instead of passively watching.

Facilitating Asynchronous Debates

Facilitating Asynchronous Debates
California State Polytechnic University, Humboldt
Jill Anderson, an Instructor at Cal Poly Humboldt, developed a debate activity for an asynchronous online class that facilitates peer-to-peer interactions and critical thinking. This debate utilizes the online platform Kialo to host and organize the debate. This tool assists with the organization of information is an accessible tool that integrates with Canvas.

Course Introduction Page

Course Introduction Page
California State University, San Bernardino
Pamela Medinag, an Instructor from CSU San Bernardino, developed a course introduction page to include buttons for accessing the course materials, the instructor contact, and describing the objective of the course. The page also a video to introduce students to the course, and create a sense of community with the instructor at the onset.

Writing Project Rubric

Writing Project Rubric
California State University, Fresno
Gabriel Ibarra, Instructor from Fresno State shares a writing rubric that is detailed along 5 criteria.

Perusall Activity

Perusall Activity
California State University, Dominguez Hills
Terri Fleming-Dright, an Instructor from CSU Dominguez Hills, used the software Perusall to discuss a class reading. The opportunity to create starter posts and ask students questions that they can then respond to and each other is an excellent way of fostering active learning.

Inclusion and Diversity Statement

Inclusion and Diversity Statement
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Olga Griswold, an Instructor at Cal Poly Pomona, includes a statement in the syllabus that reflects their ideology regarding inclusivity and diversity. The statement communicates that all students are to subscribe to the notion that respect for others and their points of view in a civil discussion - even when they may disagree or disapprove - is paramount to productive learning and work environments. The statement also lets students know that whatever their lived experiences are, they have something important to contribute to the knowledge construction in the classroom.

Learning Profile

Learning Profile
California State University, San Bernardino
Carmen Beck, an Instructor at CSU San Bernardino, used Google Forms to create a survey asking students information about themselves that will help the instructor better understand them. The questions also help the instructor become aware of any challenges so that they can better support the students and create a more inclusive environment.

Rubric for Analysis/Critique Assignment

Rubric for Analysis/Critique Assignment
California State University, Fresno
Andrea Roach, an Instructor at Fresno State, developed a rubric in Canvas for an assignment where students are analyzing and critiquing a popular press (e.g., magazine) article. The rubric includes the criteria of Summary, Analysis/Critique/, Reflection and Writing Quality, against the ratings include Exceeds, Meets, Approaches, Does Not Meet, and Did not Complete.

Syllabus - Academic Integrity Policy

Syllabus - Academic Integrity Policy
California State University, Fresno
Instructor Hubert Cecotti from Fresno State uses the Fresno State syllabus template which provides detail about the academic integrity policy.

Rubric developed for a Final Oral Presentation

Rubric developed for a Final Oral Presentation
California State University, Fresno
Xie Yuanyuan, an Instructor at Fresno State, developed a detailed rubric for an oral presentation assignment. This rubric clearly defines the expectations for this assignment including the content, presentation, and delivery.

Introduction to American Politics

Introduction to American Politics
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Tremblay Pinar, an Instructor at Cal Poly Pomona, developed an assignment where students are asked to think about a law in their own majors and provide a change proposal (a new or revised law) in a letter to the senator. Students collaborate using Stormboard, an online whiteboard, to first discuss issues in their own field with their peers before deciding on the law they want to explore and propose a change in the letter.

Course Welcome Message

Course Welcome Message
California State University, Fresno
Joan Sharma, an Instructor at Fresno State, developed a welcome message that includes a warm introduction to the course as well as essential information about required course materials and supplies.

Learning Profile Interactive Assignment

Learning Profile Interactive Assignment
California State University, Fullerton
Bridget Druken, an Instructor from CSU Fullerton, shares an activity where students create a learning profile about themselves and are provided a list of available tools. The students than share their learning profiles in a forum discussion.

PlayPosit Version of Video Titled "Horseshoe Crabs Saved My Life"

PlayPosit Version of Video Titled "Horseshoe Crabs Saved My Life"
California State University, San Bernardino
Holly Henry, an Instructor at CSU San Bernardino, uses the SciShow video, titled "Horseshoe Crabs Saved My Life," with the learning technology PlayPosit. Three quiz questions have been embedded into the video to increase students' active learning and greater interaction with course content; the video quiz also adds a formative assessment component so that students can self-check their learning.

Diversity Statement

Diversity Statement
California State University, Fresno
Erin Dormedy, an Instructor from Fresno State, provides an intentional and warm statement celebrating student diversity.

Microbiome and Antibiotics Discussion

Microbiome and Antibiotics Discussion
California State University, Fresno
Stephanie Coffman, an Instructor at Fresno State, utilizes the Discussion Board in Canvas to have students collaborate on study guide questions for the week. Each student is assigned a question and is asked to create a short presentation answering their question. Students then review their classmate's presentations and take notes on the study guide.

Course Home Page

Course Home Page
Sacramento State University
Greg Kim-Ju, an Instructor at Sacramento State University, created an inviting and easy to navigate home page making it easy for students to access areas of the course. Included are icons and links to Start Here, Syllabus, Modules, and the Question Café. In addition, students are greeted with an inclusive course banner and a welcome video from the instructor.

Introduction Activity Using a Storyboard

Introduction Activity Using a Storyboard
California State University, San Marcos
Emily Merryweather, an Instructor from CSU San Marcos, has students introduce themselves using a free web-based platform, Storyboard to create a comic-book-style representation of themselves and their interests.

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.

Home Page Example

Home Page Example
California State University, Fresno
In this Home Page Example, Instructor Laura Huisinga from Fresno State, includes 5 quick links for students to navigate upon entering the course which include a course teaser video, course description, and overview links to all modules and assignments. The instructor also introduces the purpose of the course and its relevance to the degree program.

Preparing and Brainstorming for Experiential Lab Group Activity

Preparing and Brainstorming for Experiential Lab Group Activity
California State University, Fresno
Professor Emerita Betty Garcia from Fresno State, developed a small group activity where students are asked to brainstorm about "possible" "presenting problems" that would be brought to a group with the identified focus (i.e., graduate student stress) using Zoom breakout rooms. The purpose of this activity is to reflect on the role they will take in the group and in preparing and planning for the class lab group activity. The multi-sequence activity involves students thinking about options and choosing one. Possible presenting problems are posted on Jamboard for all students to review and factor into their decision-making about what "presenting problem" will be theirs.

Learner Support Resources Section of a Syllabus

Learner Support Resources Section of a Syllabus
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Lara Killick, an Instructor from Cal Poly Pomona, provides a sample from her syllabus that includes the learner support resources. These include technical support, and academic and non-academic support resources.

Rubric for Grading Student Poster

Rubric for Grading Student Poster
California State University, Fresno
Brian Tsukimura, an Instructor at Fresno State, modified an existing rubric for grading student posters. The rubric reflects the order in which the posters are constructed including background, gonts, graphic use, grammar, sequencing of information, content accuracy, effectiveness in describing the science, and originality in presentation.

Small Group Activity using Jamboard

Small Group Activity using Jamboard
Sonoma State University
Mark Gondree, an Instructor at Sonoma State University, developed a Google Jamboard activity to facilitate small-group collaboration. In this activity, student teams analyze small snippets of code featuring ARM assembly, to first recognize function prologues/epilogues, then analyze possible deficiencies (missing things), then suggest improvements (removing things that are strictly unneeded), and finally share-out. The code snippets are added as background images, making the text immune from accidental erasure or modification during the activity.

Course Home Page

Course Home Page
California State University, Fresno
Gil Kim, an Instructor at Fresno State, created a welcoming home page where students are greeted with a friendly message and an instructor introduction video. Buttons for each module were also added using Canvas for graphics that link to each area of the course.

Curated Annotated Bibliographic Collection

Curated Annotated Bibliographic Collection
California State University, Long Beach
Erin Holloway, an Instructor at CSU Long Beach, has students submit an assignment using Sway to develop a presentation for low literacy audiences based on a collection of valid and reliable sources. Students are asked to submit items, write a summary of their submissions and complete a research paper based on the curated collection. Each Sway will be presented in class for critique and evaluation.

Collaborative Lab Activity Using Google Draw

Collaborative Lab Activity Using Google Draw
San Francisco State University
Instructor Susan Cholette from San Francisco State University, developed a group activity for synchronous online learning to replace the original quiz where students submitted an individual assessment. In this activity, students work in breakout rooms and collaborate on solving a problem using Google Draw.

Course Homepage

Course Homepage
California State University, Fresno
Feiyan Chen, an Instructor at Fresno State, developed an engaging homepage to welcome students and to guide them to start the course. The instructor uses icons and images to provide students with easy access to the course tools and modules.

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.

Diversity Statement

Diversity Statement
California State University, Bakersfield
Gladys Gillam, an Instructor at CSU Bakersfield, includes a Diversity Statement in the syllabus that communicates respect for the diversity of students, countries, and cultures.

Scientific Publication Mock Process for Introductory Chemistry Lab Course

Scientific Publication Mock Process for Introductory Chemistry Lab Course
California State University, Fresno
Instructor Melissa Garrett from Fresno State, teaches students how scientific information is disseminated by mimicking the process. In this assignment, the students are asked to write a manuscript on a designated lab experiment and submit their papers for "publication" to the instructor who takes on the role of the journal editor before sending the paper for anonymous peer reviews.

Summary Reflection using the Discussion Board

Summary Reflection using the Discussion Board
California State University, Chico
Instructor Angela Alger from CSU Chico, provides students with weekly asynchronous online discussions. During the first week, students were asked to do their best to define a sustainable diet and share their opinion on genetically modified foods as part of their introduction. The final project was the Sustainability and Food Biotechnology Project. During the last week of the class, students are asked to recall their opinions at the beginning of the semester and compare how their opinions have changed after completion of the course and share these on the discussion board. This encourages students to reflect on the knowledge they have gained by completing the learning objectives.

Course Home Page

Course Home Page
California State University, Fresno
Dr. Rana Shailesh, an Instructor at Fresno State, created a home page in their course using accessible images and graphics. The home page includes a banner and a welcome message as well as buttons to the Start Here area, the syllabus, a welcome video and the modules in the course.

Group Annotation: An Introduction to Theatre

Group Annotation: An Introduction to Theatre
San Jose State University
Kathleen Normington, an Instructor at San Jose State University, uses Hypothesis for social annotation. Students read a chapter or pages from an assigned textbook with which Hypothesis has been linked to create class notes.