Designing Assignments

Designing Assignments

Strategies and advice for designing exams and written assignments, as well as ensuring academic integrity. 

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Crafting higher-order questions, giving practice opportunities, and clarifying your testing conditions are approaches to designing a good exam.

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Tackling academic dishonesty by building a culture of academic integrity and reducing both student stress and the opportunity for dishonesty.

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Quick tips for incorporating writing assignments into your class, no matter the context.

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In the context of readily accessible AI tools, educators may need to transform assignment and assessment design, balancing the need to make tasks AI-immune with the potential for integrating AI into learning activities.

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Follow our flowchart designed to assist instructors in thinking through the implications of choices they may be making about the use of generative AI tools in their courses.


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Includes topics on getting your class off to a good start, and facilitating group work and effective discussions.

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Strategies for communicating inclusive course expectations, designing for a diverse student body, and supporting student belonging.

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Addresses topics related to course preparation, including syllabus creation and setting expectations for students.


Advice on how to create engaging content and how to prompt students to engage with the content you choose for your courses.