Faculty: This course site uses an organizational structure to help faculty meet the recommended best practices whether your class is online, hybrid, or in-person.
This example post demonstrates how you can share announcements with your students on your course site. You can edit it or delete it if you do not wish to use it. Please delete all gray instructional blocks before sharing your site.
Please take some time to explore this OpenLab course site. Use the top menu bar to explore the course information, activities, and help. Scroll through the sidebar to find additional information about the materials shared here.
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Remember that your username and display name can be pseudonyms, rather than your real name. Your avatar does not need to be a picture of your face–just something that identifies you on the OpenLab.
If you have any questions, please reach out via email or in Office Hours.
If you need help using the OpenLab, you can consult OpenLab Help or contact the OpenLab Community Team.
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 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.