things faculty can do to help students succeed in any course
predictability in your course
An organized and
well-structured course not only improves learner success but also improves
instructor efficiency through ease of navigation, course updates, and ongoing
management. That means investing the time in good course design will pay
off for you!
- Create modules that follow a clear pattern.
- Let students know how much time they should be spending on
- Provide grading rubrics or criteria for all assignments in
2) Increase communication to improve connection
Focus on practical ways to infuse your course with
exercises that involve interaction and connectedness.
- Send weekly emails to
- Be sure to communicate your confidence in students' ability to
learn and your willingness to support them.
- Reach out directly to any student that hasn't been participating
in your course without judgment and offer to connect them to
Flexibility is beneficial is that it allows educators to respond to different learner abilities, needs and interests.
flexible deadlines and/or student choice around some assessments.
- Be flexible about how students demonstrate their learning.
Consider accepting audio voice recordings, photo documentation or other ways
that students can show they have learned what you want them to learn.
- Record your lectures or class presentations and allow student to
engage either synchronously or asynchronously.