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 Teaching Resources


 Self-Paced Tutorials​​ on Teaching Topics

Assessment and Instructional Alignment (CFD) This tutorial introduces an assessment approach using the Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy. Using the taxonomy can improve your assessment system and improve student learning by aligning course objectives, activities and assessments with each other. ​

Creating a Rubric (CFD) This twenty minute tutorial will help you learn how to develop and use rubrics. 

Universal Design (CU Online) This one hour self-paced module will guide participants through ten steps you can take when designing your course to make it mor accessible for all types of learners.

Zoom Basics (CU Online) This one hour self-paced module will help prepare participants to host and join web conferences in the online classroom. 

Intro to Hybrid Teaching (CU Online)​ In this course, you will learn about hybrid teaching and best practices for teaching in a hybrid or blended environment.​

 Campus Teaching Resources

 Teaching Publications

National Teaching and Learning Forum ​(NTLF) is a collection of short essays written by teachers who voice their views and tell about their experiences and practices in the classroom. With our institutional subscription, you can access this publication from any university computer.

Essays on Teaching Excellence is a series of essays related to college teaching and university faculty development. Please note: the essays are only available from campus.

Diversity & Democracy ​is a publication of the Association of American Colleges and Universities. Supports academic leaders and educators as they design and reshape their diversity programs.

Network is a campus website that posts campus news, events, news, announcements, and benefits. Highlights and links are emailed to UC Denver faculty and staff each week.

 First Generation College Students

CU Denver is committed to improving the success of first-generation students through collective efforts geared towards greater postsecondary participation and success. Below you will find readings that will help you to understand the unique challenges these student encounter and ways to support first-generation college students through relevant classroom and campus resources.


 Inclusive Practice


 Preparing to Teach

First Day of Class​
​Course Design

Course Design Tutorial (Carleton College)

This site provides a step-by-step approach to course planning starting with the development of goals for student learning and moving on to teaching strategies, assessment of student learning, and the syllabus. Many of the examples are drawn from the geosciences, but the principles are relevant to all disciplines.

Understanding by Design (Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching)

An overview of Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe's influential book Understanding by Design and links to resources that assist instructors in applying the book's principles in their course planning.  (The full book is available electronically through the U-M library system to authenticated users.)

Designing a Course (BYU Center for Teaching and Learning)

This site offers a brief overview of course design process that begins with developing significant learning outcomes and then designing engaging learning activities that allow students to engage in a meaningful way with the course content. Adapted from Fink (2003). 

Designing Your Course (Cornell University Center for Teaching Excellence)

Resources from the Cornell Center for Teaching Excellence, including a downloadable syllabus template, Bloom’s Taxonomy of Educational Outcomes, a course materials checklist, and reflective course planning questions.

The Value of Learning Objectives (CMU Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence)

This white paper from Carnegie Mellon's taching center offers a research basis for the importance of specifying learning objectives.

Radical Course Revision: A Case Study

This essay in The National Teaching and Learning Forum focuses on how to revise a course through rigorous, critical reflection on teaching, the same kind of systematic critical reflection that is often applied to research. This article includes four steps for successful “radical revision” of an existing course.​


 Teaching in Tumultuous Times

 Teaching Strategies

Large Classes
Group Work
Active Learning

 Lesson Plans and Resources for Teaching


 Self Care


 Student Resources


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