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The following represent options for covering the topic of communication in your class.

Communication and Active Listening


  • Communication Process
  • Active Listening

Students will be able to…

  • Distinguish the components of communication
  • Apply strategies to improve their communication

Lesson Plan

Communicate to Illustrate Activity Pictures

Active Listening Handout

Online Communication


  • Appropriate communication methods
  • Email etiquette
  • Internet privacy and safety

Students will be able to…

  • Reflect on appropriate communication messages
  • Identify appropriate email etiquette practices
  • Examine their social privacy settings and practices

Lesson Plan

Match the Method Handout

Email Etiquette Handout

Your First Email


  • How to Use Canvas (accessing an assignment)
  • Composing an email using VolMail
  • Community building through sharing expectations

Contributor Note: This is the first assignment my students complete in our class. Following a short conversation about our class syllabus, my Peer Mentor and I walk the students through Canvas using the room projector. We show them how to access this assignment under “Assignments” in the navigation menu, and my Peer Mentor walks them through composing an email using their Vol Mail account.

First Email Assignment

Communication 101: Put Your Best Self Forward


  • Communicating with instructors and peers

Communication 101 Presentation

Communication Scenarios