Microlecture Menu: Microlectures are brief, 5-7 min. lectures/presentations. They are a way to present information synchronously or asynchronously in bite-size chunks. Explore the “Microlecture Menu” below to learn more.

The 3 Cs: It’s not always about what we teach, but how we teach it. Instructors can get caught in the trap of perfecting lesson content at the expense of creating opportunities for student-centered learning. If we focus too much on the topics we teach, we miss opportunities to foster student connections to the content, its creator, and the course community. Explore this infographic on “The 3 Cs” for ideas on how to prioritize connection over content.

Student Engagement: We often think of student engagement as a visible, physical behavior, but there may be more beneath the surface. This infographic breaks engagement into categories – Emotional/Affective, Cognitive, and Behavioral – and offers ideas for encouraging all three in your pedagogy.

The Oak and the Reeds:  Aesop’s fable “The Oak and the Reeds” offers a reminder that not everything in our courses needs to be set in stone. At key points – holiday breaks, midterms, finals, etc. – reflect on what is working and what might benefit from having some flexibility. You may always reach out to Instructional Designer Carolyn Stallard ( to discuss specific issues in your teaching.

Discussion Forums:  Discussion spaces serve many purposes. What are the goals of discussion in your pedagogy? How can you encourage meaningful student interactions and engagement, even in asynchronous settings?