How to create a module

How to use the Leeward CC Weekly Modules Template:

  • The weekly modules pages have already been created and linked in the right-side menu. Use this page as a reference in how to fill out each section of a weekly module page. When you're done using this page as a reference, delete this "How to create a module" page (More Actions > Delete Page).
  • To edit a page, go to the page and click on the "Edit" pencil button at the top-right. When you're finished, click on the blue "Save" button.
  • More info on how to create a Google Site using the Leeward CC Weekly Modules template.
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topic objective heading

The primary objective is the foundation of your weekly template. What is your primary objective for the week? What will learners do, decide or create?

What will the learner:

  • DO

The primary objective is the foundation of the weekly topic. The results of all the topic components are judged against the objective.

introduction heading

  • Introduces the primary objective,
  • Is short. No more than couple of sentences.
  • Shows the learner how the topic relates to the course.

summary heading

The overview is one or two paragraphs about the week's topic. Include the following in your summary:
  • Base the summary on the objective.
  • Provide an overview of the main points in the topic, what learners are doing in the module and why.

activities heading

A list of activities you want your students to do for the week's topic. You can choose to make a table that has a column for activity/task location (i.e. where to submit completed activity), and due date.

  • Choose activities based on the objective.
  • Learning activities are a combination of absorb, do and connect activities.
    • Absorb activities require the learner to read, listen or watch. Most absorb-type activities are limited to student-to-content interaction.
    • Do activities require the learner to actively exercise, explore and discover. As a rule, learners should spend a minimum of 50% of their time in do activities- even more would be better!
    • Connect activities help learners link current learning to prior learning, and apply what they learn, to future situations and others. Connect Activities often include higher levels of student to content, student to instructor, and student to student interaction.
Due Date
11:55 PM
Day x/x Activity 1
    Laulima > Forums
    Day x/x Activity 2 Laulima > Assignments

    assessments heading

    A list of assessments (for the activities) and the points for each. You can choose to make a table that has a column for the assessment and another column for the point value. The assessment text in the table can also be hyperlinked to a rubric document.

    An authentic assessment includes:

    1. an authentic task for students to perform and
    2. a scoring guide by which the performance on the task will be evaluated.

    Types of Authentic Assessments

    • Constructed response - In response to a prompt, students construct an answer
    • Performance - In response to an assignment, students construct a performance
    • Product - In response to an assignment or series of prompts, students construct a substantial, tangible product

    A rubric is comprised of two components: criteria and levels of performance.

    • Every rubric has at least two criteria and at least two levels of performance.
    • The criteria, characteristics of good performance on a task, are listed in the left-hand column in the rubric.
    • For each criterion, determine to what degree the student has met the level of performance.


    Rubric Points
    Assessment 1 rubric.pdf 15
    Assessment 2 rubric.pdf 15

    resources heading

    A list of additional resources/links related to the week's topic for the students' reference or for extension.

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