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10-10-10: Communication That Matters (24SU-TTT-1)

Jul 8, 2024 - Aug 2, 2024
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First impressions really do count, and the first ten minutes a student is in your course can make or break their experience. Designing your course with the needs of diverse students in mind allows you to hit just the right note for that crucial first "introduction" and build intuitive elements that support each student's success.

You'll discover the power of three important "tens" in your students' interaction in the course--the first 10 minutes, the first 10 hours, and the first 10 days. You'll leave with strategies to authentically welcome students, design impactful home pages and syllabi, and create compelling activities that help your students form a meaningful learning community. 


By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • use the CVC-OEI Course Design Rubric to inform how you design interaction into your course;
  • write a succinct and informative welcome letter;
  • design a welcoming home page in Canvas;
  • develop a supportive orientation unit with policies, student services, and meaningful student-to-student interaction;
  • design an online syllabus;
  • develop a communication plan for your course.


This course is an option of the Online Teaching & Design Certificate, and fulfills Section B: Interaction.  

Duration: 4 weeks, facilitated asynchronous 

Time Commitment: approximately 10 hours per week, for a total of 40 hours

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

Optional Continuing Education Credit

Participants in this course can seek optional graduate-level university credits by dual-enrolling in LCM 1014 at Fresno Pacific University. A separate fee due to FPU will apply. 



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