English Composition I is a course that combines high-quality Open Education Resources (OER) and innovative course design to promote active learning and successful community building. Central to the writing community is the use of collaborative writing spaces where students provide mutual support and engage in grammar reports, reflective assignments, and peer reviews. Innovations for English Composition I include: cross-referenced learning outcomes and topics for course alignment transparency; interactive grammar reports; a visual learning arc explaining course rationale and methods as well as explicit expectations for student success; guided, interactive pre-writing/note-taking; a virtual presence badge to indicate instructor availability for conferences/chats. All materials are ADA compliant. The presenter will discuss student success results with the new course design and provide a demo in Sakai CLE of key course components.