This course is an introduction for instructors seeking to building a sense of community in their online course. The primary focus is on creating and facilitating active discussions using Canvas’s built-in discussion tool, including an in-depth look at features such as creating group discussions and rubrics. Additionally, this course provides an overview of other ways to build community in an online course, including ways for students to engage with each other outside of Canvas.
o Identify best practices in building community in an online environment
o Identify recommendations in facilitating online discussion including increased student participation
o Explore options available in Canvas discussions
o Reflect on alternatives for student engagement outside of Canvas
Quality Matters Standards Addressed: 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 6.2
Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.
Please note that there are no refunds for open entry courses.
Please note that this course is intended for CSU faculty, instructors, or staff.