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Orientation and Learning Sites Aimed at Student Success

45 minutes
Practices for Student Success
Higher Education
Digital Integrations and Uses of APIs
Oral Presentation

Student Success Sites are digital learning resources available to students before, during, or toward the end of their educational program, and that contribute to student success. In this session learn about a number of student orientation and success sites launched over the last year and some examples of features, tools, and learning activities that support student success. Featured sites will include a technology start-up at the beginning of a program, orientation to online learning, registration readiness, and degree planning. Tools and learning activities include self-assessments, scaffolded learning activities, learning checks, applied practice activities, and a learning activity in the LMS that communicates to our SIS. A recent research study around student success tools will be referenced in our session, with examples of how this body of research is informing our development and continuous improvement efforts. Our examples showcase how we leverage Canvas (LMS) features, Qualtrics, and Zoom. However, the goals and needs that are addressed by those particular technologies and will assist participants to identify "take away" ideas regardless of the specific platforms and tools used by your institutions. We also will give participants access to a sample site to access during and after the session.


Jo Montie, John Kinsella, University of St. Thomas