Frequently Asked Questions - Instructional Questions
There are multiple ways to use an activity in your course:. 1) Online: Ask learners to visit the CONNECT Modules website to complete an activity by either directing them into the Modules section or they can use the Resource Library to look up the specific activity. 2) In-Class (face-to-face): Print the PDF Activity form to distribute in class. Each activity has a corresponding activity guide, which are located in the Instructor Dashboard. Each activity guide contains facilitation tips, a list of materials needed, a suggested assessment, and other items useful for the instructor. Additionally, the images below describe two scenarios to assist in using the activities.
Learners do not need to complete all the activities for a module. Instructors may choose what parts of the module to implement in their course. However, to fully understand and comprehend the practice in the context of the 5-Step Learning CycleTM, the core activities highlighted in red throughout the modules are required.
All CONNECT Modules resources are numbered sequentially by module. Each activity, video, handout and audio file contain two numbers, Video 1.12 for example. The first 1 represents Module 1. The 12 represents the 12th video in the module. Activities are also numbered with a letter representing the version. Activity 1.3a is the standard “a” version of the third activity in Module 1. Any activity with a letter “b” or “c” at the end are alternate activities for that module.
CONNECT provides a suggested assessment for all module activities. It is the responsibility of the instructor to grade and assign credit for course completion.
No, activities are embedded throughout the CONNECT Module. Instructors may choose which activities they use to assess learners.
CONNECT does not issue a certificate or send verification that a learner has completed a CONNECT module. If a learner would like to receive a certificate / CEU, he / she can register for CONNECT courses.
Many of the activities in the CONNECT Modules have alternate activities which are at different levels of difficulty: beginner, intermediate or advanced. The standard module activities can be identified with an “a” in the numbering. The “b”, “c”, etc. activities are alternate versions and are ordered by their level of difficulty. The standard “a” activity, the “b”, “c” and other alternate versions can all be found in the Instructor Dashboard [see image below]. Note that the alternate versions only have Activity Guides for Instructors. There are no corresponding learner forms for alternate activities.
Instructors may also choose to edit the standard “a” activity learner form to fit their course, or can create their own learner form for an alternate activity. For more information on how to do this, see Technical FAQ “How do I modify a CONNECT Module Activity?”
CONNECT activities were developed following the 5-Step Learning Cycle. For Modules 1 to 4, CONNECT staff developed and rendered the activities into the forms now available. Modules 5 and 6 had content experts who worked in collaboration with CONNECT staff to develop the activities. Instructors are also given an opportunity to provide suggestions on changes to the current activities and ideas on additional activities after modules are released. All suggestions will be considered by CONNECT staff for future revisions and CONNECT is continuously making ongoing improvements to the website and modules. For more information on how the modules were developed, see the document on "Overview of CONNECT Module Development, Design, Evaluation, and Implementation" in our Instructor Supports section.