This teaching essentials guide (also known as quick start guide) assumes that you, the instructor, have previously completed the design and development of the following items for your course:
- Course syllabus (e.g. text of course policies & expectations), use the inclusive and learner-centered syllabus guide
- Some course content (e.g., PDF files, videos, images), check that course materials are accessible
- Ideas for major assessments (e.g., quizzes, tests, project prompts, rubrics), use the assessment and evaluation page.
Once you have those items, the steps below will provide guidance for teaching at Iowa State University.
Before the semester
Along with repeating 12 steps listed above, you will want to read the bi-weekly CELT Teaching Tip email waiting in your inbox from email@example.com (See CELT’s Teaching Tips archive site). These tips include teaching practices, announcements, funding professional/development opportunities, and upcoming events.
You will also want to do the following:
How can you identify what is going well and what needs to be changed?