The course template has been created to help you design your course for students in grades 3-5. You'll begin by editing the Course Introduction - start here book and replacing the default text. Next, you'll edit the All about you forum and enter your own instructions. Then, you'll add your content following the guidance below.

Each weekly topic should be broken up into three sections: Lesson Introduction, Show What You Know, and Thinking Ahead. Include these items in each weekly topic.

Direct instruction, which includes the weekly learning goals

~ Use a Moodle Book for multiple pages of content (A best practice is to leave the Book description blank or else the description text will appear at the top of every page.)

~ Use a Moodle Page or Moodle Label for shorter amounts of content

Collaborative opportunities (e.g., Forum, Synchronous session, Flipgrid)

Activities for practice (e.g., Assignment, Worksheet)

Assessments to gauge proficiency (e.g., Quiz, Assignment, Forum)

~ The template shows multiple graded items in the Show What You Know and Thinking Ahead sections. Please select the assessment formats that make the most sense for your lessons each week. Our template provides you with examples you can use.

15-20 minute synchronous sessions offered via Zoom, Google Meets, or Microsoft Teams that are recorded and shared with students (Resource: Guidance for Synchronous Learning Sessions)

Examples have been placed in your first three topics. To make copies of these placeholder activities for the remaining topics in your course, you will follow these steps. To the right of the activity name, click Edit and then click Duplicate. Drag the copy to the applicable topic.

Review the New eAcademy Teacher Training for step-by-step instructions on building your Moodle course, which includes the eAcademy Course Requirements and Checklist.

(The Template Instructions are an example of a Moodle label resource, which you can choose to edit and use at the top of your course. If you don't need this resource, you can delete it before your course goes live by clicking Edit to the right of Template Instructions and then clicking Delete.)

Top of Course Layout

Announcements

This Forum can be hidden or deleted if not being used in your course. A better way to include a weekly announcement is to use a Moodle label at the top of your course or an HTML block on the right side of your course.

Course Introduction - start here (Moodle book)

Teacher Introduction

Introduce yourself to your students like you would do in a face-to-face class. This can be in video, audio, or written format. Video or audio format is preferred. Make sure to script out what you want to say if using video or audio and keep the recording between 4-5 minutes in length. If including a video, make sure it opens in a new window.

Course Syllabus

At the top of the page, insert a link to your official course syllabus that students can download for easy reference. Make sure the syllabus link opens in a new window. Then, copy and paste the syllabus content onto this page.

Student Expectations

Some examples of student expectations include the following items:

~ How and when students should communicate with you

~ How students are expected to behave in an online course when responding to a forum assignments emails, or messages

~ Expected attendance and participation requirements

~ Digital citizenship, plagiarism, and cheating policies

~ Help desk procedures (direct students to the course resources on the homepage on how to get help).

On the Student Expectations page, remember to include an Accommodation statement. Here is some sample text.

~ I will make any necessary accommodations to support my students in their academic pursuits, should the need arise.

Grading Expectations

Some examples of grading expectations include the following items:

~ Describe how many assignments students will be expected to complete each week and how many points the assignments are worth. Let students know what day of the week assignments will be due.

~ Explain when work will be graded.

~ List your late assignment policy, if applicable, and how late work will be graded.

All about you (Forum)

Place instructions in the forum description by asking students to introduce themselves to each other. You can ask for first name, school district, and a question related to your content like, What is your favorite book?

Model your expectations by responding to the prompt and creating the first post. Depending on your requirements, provide directions to students on how to create a post, view a post, and respond to a post.

Click here to access all weekly recordings (Moodle page)

Place links on the page to each weekly synchronous session you hold with your students. The link name can be the session's date and topic covered. Make sure the links open in a new window.

Topic 1 Layout

Topic 1

Rename the topic title. Example naming conventions are listed below.

~ Topic 1: Content to be covered (Ex: Topic 1:

~ Week 1: Content to be covered

~ Module 1: Content to be covered

~ Lesson 1: Content to be covered

Week 1 Recording (Moodle label)

Upload the weekly recording to your WIU7 Google Drive folder. Copy the link and make Week 1 Recording the hyperlink that opens in a new window. You can move the label/link where it makes sense each week.

LESSON INTRODUCTION

Moodle Book - rename the book title. The content will reside in the book’s pages and not in the book description.

Page 1 - rename the page title.

~ In the Page 1 description, you will be introducing content to students for the first time. Your content should be at a Depth of Knowledge (DOK) Level 1. The goal of this introductory lesson is for students to successfully recall information.

~ Page 1 should be your Big Idea, Essential Questions, and Objectives. This is going to become your anticipatory set for your students. Make sure to provide context and not just have a list of items.

~ Rename the page title and enter content here. Remember to chunk content on a page and not overload students. Use additional pages as needed. If you only have a small amount of content to present, consider using a Moodle page instead of a Moodle book.

Quiz - rename the quiz title.

~ In the description, replace the default text. Remember, the purpose of the first quiz is to ensure that students can recall the information you presented in the Lesson Introduction.

~ In this area, provide detailed quiz instructions. This is where you can also add an audio or video recording to enhance and augment the written instructions.

~ Per eAcademy course requirements, include the amount of time it will take students to complete the quiz in your quiz description.

~ Include the number of points the quiz is worth.

~ Click Edit quiz below to begin adding your questions.

SHOW WHAT YOU KNOW

Moodle Book Title - rename the book title. The content will reside in the book’s pages and not in the book description.

Page 1 - rename the page title.

~ This is where students will have the opportunity to apply their new skills and show their understanding of new information. Your content should be at a Depth of Knowledge (DOK) Level 2. The goal of this lesson is for students to demonstrate their understanding of the content from the Lesson Introduction.

~ Rename the page title and enter content here. Remember to chunk content on a page and not overload students. Use additional pages as needed. If you only have a small amount of content to present, consider using a Moodle page instead of a Moodle book.

Assignment Title - rename the assignment title.

~ In the description, replace the default text and provide clear, concise, and detailed instructions on how to complete the assignment. Including an audio or video recording is highly recommended for all of your assignments to create a teacher presence and to enhance the assignment directions.

~ Per eAcademy course requirements, include the amount of time it will take students to complete the assignment in the assignment description.

~ Include the number of points the assignment is worth.

~ Include a link to the resource that reviews how to submit an assignment. If students need to edit a PDF, include a link to the resource on using DocHub.

~ Following your assignment instructions, add and edit the example text below based on the type of assignment you are using (File submissions, Online text, or both) and if you require students to click the Submit button under Submission settings.

Assignment submission instructions for students: [Teacher instructions - edit these instructions based on your assignment settings.]

~ When you are ready to submit your answer, scroll to the bottom of the assignment instructions and click Add submission. Depending on the type of assignment, you can type your answer in the text box or upload your edited file and then click Save changes. In some cases, you may also need to click Submit assignment to complete the process. To learn how to submit an assignment, click here. To learn how to edit a PDF using DocHub, click here.

Forum Title- rename the forum title.

~ In the description, replace the default text and provide detailed, yet brief instructions for the forum assignment, which is a Standard forum for general use. If desired, you can select a different Forum type depending on the weekly topic's goals.

~ Make sure you explain how to participate in the forum. This is where you can also add an audio or voice recording to enhance the written instructions.

~ Per eAcademy course requirements, include the amount of time it will take students to respond to the forum in your description if you are grading the forum.

~ All graded forums must have the following settings enabled in order for grades to properly transfer from Moodle to Genius, our student information system:

~ Availability section: Due date

~ Rating sections: Aggregate type, Restrict ratings to items with dates in this range (From / To), Grade category

THINKING AHEAD

Moodle Book Title - rename the book title. The content will reside in the book’s pages and not in the book description.

Page 1 - rename the page title.

~ This is where students will have the opportunity to focus on reasoning and planning in order to show their strategic thinking skills. Your content should be at a Depth of Knowledge (DOK) Level 3. The goal of this lesson is for students to engage in complex and abstract thinking to defend reasoning or conclusions. This is a great place to hint at upcoming content and help students make connections from what they just learned to what they will be learning.

~ Rename the page title and enter content here. Remember to chunk content on a page and not overload students. Use additional pages as needed. If you only have a small amount of content to present, consider using a Moodle page instead of a Moodle book.

Assignment Title - rename the assignment title.

~ In the description, replace the default text and provide clear, concise, and detailed instructions on how to complete the assignment. Including an audio or video recording is highly recommended for all of your assignments to create a teacher presence and to enhance the assignment directions.

~ Per eAcademy course requirements, include the amount of time it will take students to complete the assignment in the assignment description.

~ Include the number of points the assignment is worth.

~ Include a link to the resource that reviews how to submit an assignment. If students need to edit a PDF, include a link to the resource on using DocHub.

~ Following your assignment instructions, add and edit the example text below based on the type of assignment you are using (File submissions, Online text, or both) and if you require students to click the Submit button under Submission settings.

Assignment submission instructions for students: [Teacher instructions - edit these instructions based on your assignment settings.]

~ When you are ready to submit your answer, scroll to the bottom of the assignment instructions and click Add submission. Depending on the type of assignment, you can type your answer in the text box or upload your edited file and then click Save changes. In some cases, you may also need to click Submit assignment to complete the process. To learn how to submit an assignment, click here. To learn how to edit a PDF using DocHub, click here.

Forum Title- rename the forum title.

~ In the description, replace the default text and provide detailed, yet brief instructions for the forum assignment, which is a Standard forum for general use. If desired, you can select a different Forum type depending on the weekly topic's goals.

~ Make sure you explain how to participate in the forum. This is where you can also add an audio or voice recording to enhance the written instructions.

~ Per eAcademy course requirements, include the amount of time it will take students to respond to the forum in your description if you are grading the forum.

~ All graded forums must have the following settings enabled in order for grades to properly transfer from Moodle to Genius, our student information system:

~ Availability section: Due date

~ Rating sections: Aggregate type, Restrict ratings to items with dates in this range (From / To), Grade category

Quiz - rename the quiz title.

~ In the description, replace the default text. This quiz will serve as your weekly summative assessment. All content from the week can be included in this quiz.

~ Provide detailed quiz instructions. This is where you can also add an audio or video recording to enhance and augment the written instructions.

~ Per eAcademy course requirements, include the amount of time it will take students to complete the quiz in your quiz description.

~ Include the number of points the quiz is worth.

~ Click Edit quiz below to begin adding your questions.

Remaining Topics in your course

Model the remaining topics after Topic 1.

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