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Instructional Resources

We understand that even the most confident subject matter experts find teaching to be complex and challenging at times.  Whether you're interested in pursuing efficient and innovative approaches to teaching, or just need some quick tips on instructional technology, our articles and links provide practical knowledge and best practices you can use to enhance your teaching and improve your students' learning.

 

Instructional Activities

Instructional Activities

Looking for ways to transform the learning experience for your students? Engage them in activities that enhance participation! Our Instructional Activity guides provide step-by-step instructions that will help encourage your students to play a more active role in their educational experience. Whether you want to foster collaboration and discussion, promote curiosity and structured thinking, further critical thinking and evaluation, gather feedback, or just break the ice with your students, our comprehensive list of activities makes it easy!

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Designing a Course

Designing a Course

A successful course depends on thoughtful planning. Whether you are a new professor, creating a course from scratch, or want to improve an existing course, the articles and links in this section will help you think through how intentional design can and should impact your decision-making.

Teaching a Course

Teaching a Course

From agendas to group work and large lectures, the articles and links in this section provide resources that address effective teaching and learning principles backed by time-saving techniques that support excellent instruction.

Assessing Student Performance

Assessing Student Performance

Assessment not only gives us insight into how much our students understand, but also allows us to measure the achievement of our course objectives. It helps us answer the question, "How do I know my students know, understand, and are able to do what I set out for the course?" and provides valuable feedback on areas we may want to review or revise. This section provides resources for exploring new assessment approaches, templates, and ideas for reflection.

Elearning Quick Links

Elearning Quick Links

Our Instructional Technology Center has created quick reference guides to address the most common topics within our online learning management system. These step-by-step articles walk you through the LMS in an easy-to-follow way and should answer some of the most frequently asked questions. If you find that these articles are unclear, or do not resolve your technical problems fully, please don't hesitate to reach out for support.