A video demonstration of Blackboard functions that can help increase academic integrity on exams.
A faculty showcase presentation by Guilan Siassi. A demonstration on how to incorporate VoiceThread in your course assignments and assessments.
A collection of strategies for increasing student intrinsic motivation, organized by three motivational factors.
An explanation of course alignment, how to achieve it using a course alignment grid template, and sample grid of a well-aligned course.
A stepwise procedure for creating a grading rubric.
A concise how-to process for developing specific and measurable course learning objectives. Intended as an introduction for new instructors or a reminder for experienced instructors.
A collection of assignment descriptions from actual USC courses. The assignment descriptions follow best practices in terms of connecting the assignment to the course learning objective(s), providing a narrative overview of the assignment, indicating the steps required to complete the assignment, and referencing how the assignment will be graded.
This is a grading rubric an instructor uses to assess students’ work on this type of assignment. It is a sample rubric that needs to be edited to reflect the specifics of a particular assignment. Students can self-assess using the rubric as a checklist before submitting their assignment.
A list of common questions from instructors regarding learning objectives and best-practice answers.
This guide serves as an explanation of using in-class work to evaluate student participation, and why in-class work is preferred over less-structured forms of participation. Suggestions for facilitating in-class work, and samples, are provided.