All of the courses in the Digital Technology and Cultures program are hybrid, which in this case means that students meet every other week with alternate weeks online. Hybrid courses are tricky to design well—to make sure that there is a logical flow between online and face-to-face sessions. In his course, DICE 3030: Foundations of Digital Rhetoric, Miles Coleman does a nice job of prepping the students before the face-to-face sessions in addition to the content students access for online weeks. Below you can see an example of a face-to-face module landing page.
Miles also creates multiple opportunities for students to give each other feedback about their work. Below you will find an assignment that not only requires students to give each other feedback but explains why learning to give and respond to feedback is critical for their professional careers. He then proceeds to give students guidelines to hone their feedback skills.
At the bottom of the page we have included an example of how Miles makes it easier for students to keep track of all the activities each week by providing a schedule with links to readings, websites and assignment dropboxes. The DICE program also takes advantage of tools external to Canvas such as Slack and WordPress so that students can keep track of projects and capture their work.
EXAMPLE OF PAGE THAT PREPARES STUDENTS FOR A FACE-TO-FACE CLASS MEETING
EXAMPLE OF WHY AND HOW TO GIVE USEFUL FEEDBACK TO A PEER
ONE PAGE SCHEDULE FOR STUDENTS TO LET STUDENTS KNOW WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE EACH WEEK