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Module 0 Support

What is the Module 0?Module 0 template module

Module 0 is intended for your students to be prepared to participate in your course on the first day of class, knowing how you communicate, syllabus and deadlines, technology requirements, and guidelines for introductions.

Take a look at the updated Module 0 Canvas Template

Following is a link to the updated Module 0 on Canvas that you can import or copy/paste into your course, or simply use as a reference: Module 0 Canvas Template

Updates to the Module 0

A few changes have occurred that may effect you. Module 0 has been updated to no longer reference BBCollaborate Ultra for online class meetings (no longer available), but instead Zoom, so please take your time to update your module 0 ‘Technology in this Course’ Page.

Additionally, the ‘Continuity of Instruction’ website has been discontinued, so links should be updated to the Fall 2021 Instruction page from the Provost for Teaching and Learning.

Templates and Examples

Module 0 also has example templates of several assignments and discussions that you can view or download into your course.

Module O pages for Student Orientation to your course

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Syllabus and Deadlines

  • Syllabus and Deadlines

    The Syllabus & Deadlines page gives students a place to access the relevant information that pertains to the class in regards to what is expected of them throughout the semester. This provides students a single location that they can go and get oriented to the class.

Undergraduate students participate in a group activity during a Journalism 563: Law of Mass Communication class taught by Associate Professor Kathleen Culver in Helen C. White Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on March 4, 2020. Culver, assistant professor of journalism and mass communication, is one of thirteen recipients of the 2020 Distinguished Teaching Award (DTA). (Photo by Jeff Miller / UW-Madison)

Student Learning Support

  • Student Learning Support

    The Student Learning Support page of Module 0 allows for students to easily locate other forms of help and resources that are available for the course. Resources typically include access to the McBurney Disability Resource Center, tutoring, and other study groups on campus.

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Technology in this Course

  • Technology In This Course

    The Technology In This Course page provides students with information about additional technology resources that will be used or required throughout the class, and can help them prepare for your course requirements before class starts.

Samples and Templates

If you need to see examples of pages, discussions, quizzes, see Canvas examples and templates that may help you build your Module 0 and course content.

Introduction & Discussion Guidelines

The Introduction & Discussion Guidelines page in Module 0 will give students an overview of the guidelines and expectations for discussion posts. The introduction discussion will provide your students with an opportunity to introduce themselves to their classmates and the professor. This page is typically found at the bottom of Module 0.

Recording lectures

Interactions between you, course content, and your students create the learning experience. Visit the WSB Teaching and Learning guide to develop course content for online delivery to find out more.

More about Module 0

  • Panel about Course Discussions October 12

    Continuing class discussions beyond the classroom WSB Instructors have many options for conducting discussions, and many format options and software choices that can make the difference between a good experience and a great experience for …

  • Message Board Discussions in Hybrid Classes

    Canvas discussions in hybrid classes provide a means for remote collaboration between students and instructors regarding course material

  • Live Virtual Discussions in Hybrid Classes

    Live virtual discussions in hybrid classes allow students and instructors to collaborate remotely in real time. This happens through an online video call, where students join a virtual classroom run by an instructor.

  • Face to Face Discussions in Hybrid Classes

    Face to face discussions in hybrid classes help students and instructors collectively synthesize course material in real time. During discussions, students are given the opportunity to share their insights within a small group of classmates before presenting their conclusions to the instructor and class as a whole.

  • Considerations for delivering lectures

    Depending on how your course is delivered, you may consider different strategies for delivering your knowledge, insight, and to your students. Consider the 'Modes of Instruction' on the UW-Madison Instructional Continuity site:

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