Kelley L. Meeusen

5 Things I do to help students get off to a good start!

Blog Post created by Kelley L. Meeusen Champion on Sep 1, 2015

This is a great idea - teachers helping teachers!

 

My Five, although I am sure there are more............

 

  1. Create an engaging, warm and informative welcome page (front page) in my classrooms,
  2. Provide content links as buttons on my home page for all useful areas and resources, including a clearly designated "Start Here" button;
  3. Provide a Canvas orientation,
  4. Provide a course orientation,
  5. Provide a downloadable Schedule of Studies,
  6. Limit left-side navigation items to the absolute minimum needed by the student,
  7. Provide an introductory page to all modules that includes:
    1. Overview of module,
    2. Module learning objectives,
    3. How those objectives can be met,
    4. A mini-schedule of studies for the module
  8. Create a standardized consistent module structure that includes consistent object naming,
  9. Provide accessibility information well beyond just the usual reference to the college's access services department,
  10. Provide embedded access to Student Services pages.

 

I told you there were more than five.

 

I hope some find this useful, and I am always ready to answer questions.

 

Kelley

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