Faculty: This post contains a survey that you can use to understand the technology and working spaces available to your students when they are working off-campus.
If you would like to use this survey in your course, please update the [date and time] below and make any other changes you wish in the Forms section of the Dashboard. Please delete this informational block when you are ready to share your site with your students. For help with surveys and quizzes, follow the instructions in OpenLab Help.
Please tell me about the technology and working space that you have available to complete your coursework. Please complete the questions below by [date and time].
Credits: This survey was based on a survey created by Maura Smale and Mariana Regalado.
Faculty: This post contains a recommended activity that helps build community in your class and introduces students to commenting as a form of class discussion. If you would like to use this activity, please update the date and time and length requirements below and make any other changes you wish.
Add a comment to this post introducing yourself to the class. You could include your academic interests, why you chose your major, what you enjoy reading, listening to, watching, and doing in your spare time, or anything else you want to share (include your pronouns, if you wish).
Please add your introduction by [DATE AND TIME]. It should be between [250-300 words].
Before next class, read the comments and get to know your classmates!
For extra credit, reply to one of your classmates’ comments. Do you have something in common? Did you learn something? Be kind.
Faculty: Logged-in students can submit their coursework using posts and comment on their peer’s coursework using comments. This example post demonstrates how student posts are organized using the category “Student Posts.” This post is displayed under Student Posts in the site menu.
To further organize the coursework you can create additional child categories for students to use, e.g. “Student Posts” > “Assignment 1”. Learn more about categories and tags here.
Faculty may use the WP Grade Comments to grade a student post or provide public or private feedback. Learn more about commenting here.
NOTE: This example student post is for demonstration purposes and is only visible to course site editors.
Students can create posts to respond to assignments, submit work, and share ideas. Students must create an account on the OpenLab and join this course before they are able to write posts.
Students should give their posts the category “Student Work”; all posts in this category will appear under “Student Work”, with the most recent post first. Faculty can create additional categories for students to use, e.g. “Assignment 1 Posts” to help organize student work.
Students are encouraged to comment on each other’s posts to facilitate discussion and provide peer-to-peer feedback. Scroll down to see the example comment associated with this post.