Teaching Essentials

Creating a Course Outline or Syllabus

A course outline is a document that benefits students and instructors. It is an essential piece when designing any course. The course outline has a few purposes.

A syllabus is a planning tool. Writing it guides the instructor’s development of the course. Through the development of a syllabus, instructors can set course goals, develop student learning objectives, create and align assessment plans, as well as establish a schedule for the course.

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Active Learning

Active learning is a process whereby students engage in activities, such as reading, writing, discussion, or problem solving that promote analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of class content. In other words, students are not passively taking in content, but are actively engaged with it.

  • Group Work
  • Project-based learning
  • Case-based learning

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Copyright in my course

Original content that you place in your course remains your intellectual property. Because Moodle is password protected, your content will only be shared with the students in your course. 

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Creating a Lesson, Lecture, or Presentation

When creating a lecture or presentation, there are a few rules to keep in mind. These rules are suggestions that can help you as a presenter, and also help your audience follow along better.

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Discussion and Communication

Engage your students and facilitate discussion.

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Classroom Management

Prepare your students for class and more the most of the environment in which you teach.

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Tips for creating good questions, exams and assignments.

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