Example Courses by Audience

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Higher Education

K12

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

 

Higher Education

American History

This is an example of a 100% online, self-paced course.  This course covers the major events in American history from the time of settlement to the end of the nineteenth century. Topics covered include early exploration, colonial settlement, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the Industrial Revolution.  This is a partial course.

Art Appreciation

This course functions as a fully online course for a Post-Secondary/Higher Ed audience.  Designed with a simple, straightforward homepage to allow students to flow easily between modules. The Orientation to Canvas as the first module along with the Discussion board are some of the best features of this course. Introductions to each module model best practices.

Basic Arithmetic

Course content primarily emphasizes fundamental operations with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, integers, and rational numbers; proportions, and percentages. Other topics include representations of data, geometric figures, and measurement.  This course was once offered as a MOOC in the Canvas Network catalog.

Business Math

This course functions as a 100% online, self-paced course.  This business math course showcases the most important concepts to assist in both your business and personal lives, from today through the rest of your life. This course reviews business math procedures and presents the materials with several different examples, breaking down each concept into understandable sections.  This is a partial course.

Computer Applications for Computer and Training

This example course was used in a university setting, where educators learned about using instructional technology. You may find that you do not have access to every software package or equipment referenced in this course.

English 101

This is one version of English 101 - Freshman Composition. It was designed to be a master template for other instructors, filled with rubrics, assignments and discussions. This course is the study and application of the principles of college writing.

English 102

This course is the application and further development of writing principles covered in English 101. English 102 is a composition course designed to develop the student's ability to write sound and cogent arguments in several academic disciplines. Course work focuses on strategies for developing convincing evidence, with emphasis on critical thinking and library research skills.

Foundations of Education Technology

This course is designed to familiarize new ITLS graduate students with the fields of instructional technology and learning sciences. This course includes both individual and group assignments because practitioners in the fields need to be able to work in individual and in group settings.

Game Design Concepts

This course was created for online delivery and re-designed and offered on the Canvas Network. The original course started as a series of blog posts. Through time it evolved into a 4 module course using Canvas. The course uses content pages to deliver its lessons and facilitate collaborations. It also relies heavily on in-page navigation as its main method of delivery.

How to use Open Educational Resources

The purpose of this course is to provide information and experience in using open educational resources (OER) in your teaching practice. It is designed to be a 2-week online, asynchronous course where participants are expected to spend 10 hours to complete. This course is designed to be facilitator-led.

History of Ancient Civilizations

This is an example of a self-paced, 100% online course. It relies heavily on a wide range of free online resources for its course materials.  In the History of Ancient Civilizations participants will study the emergence of the major civilizations of the ancient world, beginning with the Paleolithic Era (about 2.5 million years ago) and finishing with the end of the Middle Ages in fifteenth century A.D..
Internet DevelopmentThis is a sample course about internet development.
Information & Communications TechnologyAn introductory course focused on digital technologies and what it means to be living in a digital world. Students will gain an understanding of how digital technologies impact the environment, society, and the economy. Students will develop a foundation in essential abilities and attitudes that will in turn expand their opportunities in the world of information and communications.
Intro to GeologyThis course is an example of a blended course delivery of a sample geology class. It leverages Canvas to coordinate classroom lectures, field trips and online assignments.  This is a partial course.
Math in SocietyThe traditional high school and college mathematics sequence leading from algebra up through calculus could leave one with the impression that mathematics is all about algebraic manipulations.  This course is an exploration of the wide world of mathematics, of which algebra is only one small piece.  The topics were chosen because they provide glimpses into other ways of thinking mathematically, and because they have interesting applications to everyday life.  Together, they highlight algorithmic, graphical, algebraic, statistical, and analytic approaches to solving problems.
Modern Mythology and Geek CultureThis course functions as a sample of a higher-ed blended or online course. The course shell can also be used as a demo for teachers who wanted to learn more about Canvas. One of the highlights is the extend in which it deploys the quiz tool - both in creating various types of questions, but leveraging it to create items such as release forms.  This is a partial course.
Personalized FitnessThis is an example of a 100% online, self-paced course.  The goal for this course is to help you create a personal fitness program. The lessons will introduce you to fitness principles and the components of a healthy and safe fitness plan. You will create a workout program that fits your lifestyle and, more important, that you will truly enjoy. By the time you complete this course, you will have everything you need to continue your healthy lifestyle.  This is a partial course.
Physics of AnimationThis is an example of a course with a lot of course content and activities, but leverages modules to effectively organize content in a hierarchal structure.  Physics of Animation is a course on the principles and concepts of physics relevant to animation and special effects.

 

 

 

K12

K-6 Courses

2nd Grade Class

This course functions as the online resource for a 2nd grade class. The in-page navigation which includes image hyperlinks makes for easy navigation. This was also designed to be mobile-friendly (iPad).
3rd Grade Class

This course serves as a supplemental resource for a 3rd Grade classroom.  The design is minimal. The homepage is mainly used to link students to pertinent classroom resources -- announcements, videos, homework assignments, discussions, etc.

 

7-12 Courses

Personalized FitnessThis is an example of a 100% online, self-paced course.  The goal for this course is to help you create a personal fitness program. The lessons will introduce you to fitness principles and the components of a healthy and safe fitness plan. You will create a workout program that fits your lifestyle and, more important, that you will truly enjoy. By the time you complete this course, you will have everything you need to continue your healthy lifestyle.  This is a partial course.

 

 

 

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

Many of these courses are hosted on the Canvas Network and/or have been designed for a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) delivery.

 

Social MediaThis course was created for 100% online and offered on the Canvas Network. The course is designed as a MOOC delivery, serving over 2000 students. The course uses content pages to deliver much of its resources and leverages discussions (and social media channels), as well as, announcements to enhance student engagement. It's home page layout is one of its visual highlights.  (Canvas Network Course)
MOOC MOOC January 2013Hybrid Pedagogy's MOOC MOOC ran from August 12 - 18, 2012 w/ over 600 registrants and approximately 3000 unofficial participants. The course ran again from January 6 - 12, 2013, this time w/ over 1000 registrants. Checkwww.moocmooc.com for info. While discussion forums on this site are now closed, course materials are still available. (Canvas Network Course, Hybrid Pedagogy)
Art AppreciationAn Open Source Self-Paced Course, this course is an exploration of visual art forms and their cultural connections for the student with little experience in the visual arts. It includes a brief study of art history and in depth studies of the elements, media, and methods used in creative processes and thought.  (Canvas Network Course, Open Course Library)
History of Ancient CivilizationThis course studies the emergence of the major civilizations of the ancient world, beginning with the Paleolithic Era (about 2.5 million years ago) and finishing with the end of the Middle Ages in fifteenth century A.D. It pays special attention to how societies evolved across this expanse of time—from fragmented and primitive agricultural communities to more advanced and consolidated civilizations.  (Canvas Network Course, Saylor.org)
Game Design ConceptsThis course provides students with a theoretical and conceptual understanding of the field of game design, along with practical exposure to the process of creating a game. Topics covered include iteration, rapid prototyping, mechanics, dynamics, flow theory, the nature of fun, game balance, and user interface design. Primary focus is on non-digital games. (Canvas Network Course)
Introduction to Openness in EducationThis course is designed according to the Instructor's philosophy and beliefs about what makes for engaging learning and effective instruction. (Canvas Network Course, Lumen Learning)
International Health SystemsThe purpose of this course is not only to learn about the way different cultures and individuals perceive and approach health care, but also how health professionals and organizations respond to organizing health systems and providing healthcare. (Canvas Network Course, University of Central Florida)
English Composition IThis course is designed to introduce writing, reading, and thinking skills necessary for success at the college level. (Canvas Network Course, Lumen Learning)
Algebra+ Algebra+ is a 10 week course designed for students who have successfully completed high school algebra but who placed into pre-college level mathematics at their local college or university. This course is for refreshing their math skills with a review of pre-college level algebra. (Canvas Network Course, Peninsula College)
U.S. History 2This course examines the social, political, and economic development of the United States since the end of the Civil War.  It traces the rise of an industrial and urban social order, the emergence of the U.S. as a world power, social and political reform movements, and recent transformations. (Canvas Network Course, Seattle Central Community College)
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