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

kmeeusen
Community Coach
Community Coach
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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

7 Comments
kona
Community Coach
Community Coach

A few more than five, but all very good!! Smiley Wink

scottdennis
Community Team
Community Team

This one is strong in the ways of QM...

kmeeusen
Community Coach
Community Coach

Strong am I in the ways of the QM force!

scottdennis
Community Team
Community Team

You must align many outcomes to become...

kmeeusen
Community Coach
Community Coach

This community has a way of bringing out the best of geekdom in all of us:smileysilly:

Stefanie
Community Team
Community Team

You guys are funny! :smileylaugh:

I would add one of my own:

  • Let students see your face (recent photo, not that retouched studio shot you've had since the year one!) and hear your voice. I always upload a fresh profile photo and make a new short video to welcome students to the class.
kmeeusen
Community Coach
Community Coach

Yep! I also do that. I just knew there were more than five, but some things are now such habit, that I can seldom remember them all when asked to list them.

Thanks for sharing that one Stephanie!