The OTL has pulled together resources, ideas, and best practices about some of the most common teaching topics and methods. If you would like further information or do not find your questions answered here, please contact us.
Designing a course
- Accessibility and Universal Design for Learning
- Writing learning outcomes
- Creating a syllabus
- Sample syllabus policy statements
- First day of class
- Motivating students to come to class prepared
Working with students
- Creating self-directed learners
- Creating an inclusive classroom
- Requests for accommodations
- Mobile devices in the classroom
- The multitasking student
- Teaching international students
- Cross cultural communication tips
- Managing difficult students/situations
Assessing student learning
Advancing your teaching
- Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
- Gathering student feedback on teaching
- Teaching websites, conferences, journals
- Evaluating Teaching Excellence Toolkit
- Writing a Philosophy of Teaching
Resources will be added to this page periodically. If you would like to see more information about a specific topic, please contact Bridget Arend.
- What DU Instructors Need to Know about Teaching Online
- Teaching Online Workshop
- Traits of the Successful Online Learner
- Online Student Readiness Self-Assessment
- Teaching Online Initiative
- Where can I find the Academic Calendar?
- How do I obtain student permission for sharing student work?
- What is PioneerWeb?
- How do I get my DU email? How do I get my DU passcode?
- How do I submit book orders, course packets, or e-reserves?(One-Stop Course Materials Guide)
- What is FERPA? What do I need to know about it?
- What is the typical grading scale used at DU?
- How do I submit grades? How do I change grades?
- Where can I see my student evaluations?
- How do I view the qualitative comments from my end-of-course student evaluations?
- Small Teaching: From Minor Changes to Major Learning with Professor James Lang
- Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty with Professor James Lang
- Managing Difficult Students
- How the Blended Classroom Benefits Students and Professors: Creating and Using Effective Videos in Your Class with Aaron Dewald
- Substance Abuse: A barrier to student learning
- Instructional Videos: Design tips to increase teaching effectiveness
How-To Tech Videos
- Finding the right teaching technology at DU
- Canvas video guides
- Blackboard to Canvas: Migrating Discussions and Quizzes
- Blackboard to Canvas: Migrating Course Files
- Camtasia Studio: Don’t be a webcam zombie, video recording tips
- DU VideoManager: Private Group Videos
- DU VideoManager: Using video for evaluation and feedback