By: Jaya Kannan and Colette Rossignol

Thanks to the valuable contributions from our library colleagues,  Zach Claybaugh and Chelsea Stone in finding these useful resources.

For each of the elements of course design listed below, we have provided a wealth of scholarly and/or Open Educational Resources. We hope that faculty will use this info as a matrix of learning resources that can be combined and applied in different ways to meet their teaching needs.

The Open Syllabus Project:

Writing a Syllabus – from the Center for Teaching Excellence at Cornell University:

Breathing Life into the Syllabus: The Collaborative Development of a First-Year Writing Course for Nursing Students:

The Art of Giving Online Feedback:

Video and Written Feedback:

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Written and Video Discussions (FlipGrid):

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Gamification in Education – What, How, Why Bother? Student Perceptions of Gamification:

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Gamifying Education: What is Known, What is Believed and What Remains Uncertain: a Critical Review:

Examining the Impact of Video Feedback on Instructor In a Blended Course:

Establishing Instructor Presence in an Online Environment:

Instructor Perceptions of Instructor Presence:

Student Perspectives on Self-Directed Learning:

Fostering Postgraduate Student Engagement: Online Resources Supporting Self-directed Learning in a Diverse Cohort:


Universal Design of Instruction (UDI): Definition, Principles, Guidelines, and Examples:

Analyzing a College Course that Adheres to the Universal Design for Learning Framework:

UDL in Online College Coursework: Insights of Infusion and Educator Preparedness:

A Comparison of Eight Digital Tools for Formative Assessment:

Formative Plus Summative Assessment in Large Undergraduate Courses: Why Both?: