Courses should be navigable for new students. Organizing content into manageable "chunks", using clear labeling, and providing adequate instruction will help your students be successful each week.
By default, Engage, and the template, provide "Topics" for you to create "Modules" of content.
Use "Getting Started" to include important tips and tricks. This should be the first place your brand new students check, so it may be a good place for you to provide them a survival guide of sorts! Remember, you probably already provide them ALL of the information they need in the Syllabus, but consider providing a quick reference guide for some important reminders.
Hint: If you find yourself answering the same questions for more than one student, or if more than one student seems to miss the same thing, then there is probably an opportunity for you to create a quick tip to remind them all! This might be an announcement, a course email, an introductory video, or a label/document that says "BEGIN HERE!".
For each Module you should:
Notice that the template is designed to provide clear guidance and organization for students. Hint: For your own course, some customization may provide them even more help!
If you are interested in designing a new course or re-designing an existing course, let us know so that we can schedule that project!
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