The Global Class feature allows students who enrolled in similar courses on CN the opportunity to extend learning outside of their own classroom, school, or country. Global Classmates can share relevant resources, make reflections, rate each other’s posts, and even follow one another to build and extend their academic network. As an instructor, you need to set up the Global Class for your CN course.
Part1: Instructors Set up Global Class
In CN Post, a window will pop up the first time you visit a new course, prompting you to choose a course category. At any time, you can follow the following steps to edit Global Class settings.
STEP1: Go to the settings option from the left menu, and choose Global Class settings
Option1: Connect your course with courses of the same subject, simply select a relevant course category from this dropdown (you may select more than one if necessary)
HINT: To suggest a general course category that is not included on this list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Option2: Connect your course with specific courses, for example, a colleague’s course or courses within a special program, choose “Other” from the bottom of the list. Then type your unique course category into the field, such as “ANU Capstone Engineering Program“, and apply this self-defined category name in each of the courses that will be connected.
HINT: If you do not want to connect your course with any other courses, simply select “Other” from the bottom of the list, name a personal category, and do not share it with other course instructors.
Part2: Post to Global Class
STEP1: Click on the post, poll or event tab at the top of your CN Post page and type content
STEP2: For the visibility settings, select “This Course and Global Class” from the drop-down menu and submit
HINT: If you and your students post course-specific content, choose the visibility setting "This Course and Global Class"; if you are posting non-course specific content, share it with your Global Classmates, choose the visibility setting "This Course and Global Class". We also suggest using hashtags to label your discussion topics. This will help global peers find posts that interest them.
Part3: View Global Posts and Interact with Global Peers
By default, you and your students are on the Course/My Class post feed. To look at Global Posts, you need to switch to the Global Class post feed.
STEP1: In CN Post, find the post filter area, click on "My Class”, then from the drop down, select “My Global Class”
STEP2: Then easily view, rate, and reflect on posts.
Hover over a post creator's name to follow, send an email, or visit their CN profile/ePortfolio.