Launch a Course Website, May 2018 Sustainable Assignment

2017-18 Teaching and Learning Excellence Division Calendar: Sustainable Assignments for Student Engagement and Meaningful Learning

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For May, the Teaching & Learning Excellence Division calendar: “Producing Sustainable Assignments for Student Engagement” focuses on launching a course website as a type of sustainable assignment. One of the goals of teaching and learning excellence is to create engaging learning experiences for students. Traditional assignments typically end when they are graded. Sustainable assignments, on the other hand, can provide meaningful learning experiences that last beyond the classroom.

A key part of making a course website useful is to move beyond just posting your syllabus and assignments. Invite your students to give input on what should be added to the course website to keep it relevant. Use a variety of mediums to share materials.

Course websites can be a dynamic resource for your students that can be designed to be useful beyond a semester. Continue inviting students from subsequent semesters to share and build a community. Create opportunities for interaction like enabling comments for feedback on posted materials or open a discussion board for questions. A course website can be designed to support your teaching goals as well. To get started on launching your own course website, contact an ACC instructional designer.

If you’re an ACC faculty member interested in using sustainable assignments for your class, contact a TLED instructional designer.

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