Instructional Strategies

Instructional Strategies

Explore the instructional strategies pages to learn about how common classroom activities (e.g., discussions, quizzes, student projects) can effectively incorporate technology in face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses. Each classroom activity includes strategies for how to design and facilitate those activities successfully in a variety of modes and special considerations for online environments.

Click on the instructional strategies below to see tips for implementation, possible pedagogical uses, a comparison of available tools, and additional related resources.

Assess how well students are achieving course objectives

Allow students to complete course work or participate in a discussion at different times.

Know in real-time the extent to which students understand concepts

Enhance the ability of student teams to collaborate effectively

Leverage precise and frequent messaging

Promote critical inquiry, reflection, and dialogue

Give feedback that students are likely to use to make gains

Explore activities to focus on the purpose of labs

Think creatively about how you will reach your students

Utilize more conceptual or applied questions

Identify gaps in comprehension and retention

Adapt or enhance activities with the online environment

Gauge student understanding of content knowledge

Overview of viable remote assessment options

Best practices for sharing resources and collecting assignments

Identify opportunities for at-home studio work

Strategies for productive online synchronous class sessions.

Provide greater access, while using your time efficiently

Explore ways to prepare, create, and edit accessible videos

Teach and interact with students virtually in real time

Incorporate writing into classes across the curriculum