Each course is designed with a "Start Here" section that houses all important course information to students.
Pedagogy I - Week Overview
Here is a sample layout of a weekly overview module. It provides an overview as well as links to all assignments, activities, and discussions due that week.
Pedagogy 2 - Week Overview
Another example of a weekly overview - but with integrated images, different use of color, and embedded videos.
Pedagogy 2 - Week Overview #2
Here's an example of embedded videos provided via link as well as within the overview. Again, use of images and quotes are leveraged for a quality design of course information.
LDT Online Student Center
Example Weekly Announcements. The student center has a weekly announcement to provide students with different opportunities such as job postings, kudos, presentations and events of interest, etc.
LDT Online Student Center
Graduation Information Page
Online Learning 101 - Welcome
Learning Online 101 is a self-paced, elective course designed to meet the needs of undergraduate learners, whether in hybrid or online courses. It was built by a team from Innovative Learning, working with faculty and student reviewers to address common issues among fall semester students in navigating Brightspace, feeling emotionally, physically, and logistically unprepared for hybrid and online learning, and balancing their dynamic course schedules, among other challenges.
Online Learning 101 - Start Here
This course includes video tutorials, simple document guides, and links to key Purdue resources, organized into four modules that can be completed conveniently and quickly (15 to 30 minutes for each module): The Mindset and Readiness module is designed to help students feel more confident and prepared to learn online. Foundations for Academic Success offers a variety of learning best practices. The Navigating Brightspace module helps students operate the tools and functionality inside of Brightspace, and recognize the structure and organization in other Brightspace courses. This was the section I designed and developed. Connecting in Your Online Classroom explores how students can develop connections with peers and course facilitators in virtual environments.
Sample template use within Brightspace for the Learning Online 101 course. Each tab will pop up with different information when clicked on by students.
Brightspace Layouts - Online Learning 101
A full page of different ways instructors could layout and present course information. It was important to identify and inform learners that each instructor's style will differ from course to course.
Brightspace Grades & Feedback
Based on previous notes from instructors and students alike, finding grades and viewing feedback was difficult for learners. This page walks them through the process of accessing this vital information.