Fall 2021 Course Readiness Checklist

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Checklist to ensure your course is ready for students this fall.

As we gear up for campus in-person instruction for fall, it is important that instructors feel confident in the course readiness of their courses. The following is a checklist that guides you through different elements of your with important associated tasks. Once completed, you can feel comfortable that you and your course are prepared for student instruction.

Teaching Approaches

  • You provide students with a conceptual framework for the course (topics covered, supported course outcomes, and activities.
  • You provide students time to reflect on content before moving to a new topic.
  • You have a variety of ways for students to ask questions and get clarification on concepts.
  • You have plans opportunities for students to engage with one another.

Course Materials

  • Learning materials are provided in multiple formats (print and digital).
  • PowerPoint slides limit the amount of text presented on the slide.
  • Font size is large enough to read, is sans-serif, and colors provide adequate contrast.
  • Slides use diagrams, tables and graphics to represent content when appropriate.
  • You know how to upload and organize materials in your Canvas course.
  • You know how to upload and caption video content in Kaltura MediaSpace and how to make it available in Canvas.


Feedback and Assessment

  • Students are aware of how learning will be assessed.
  • You will provide student feedback on their performance (both formative and summative).
  • You have identified activities that help you intervene in students' learning challenges.
  • You can use Canvas SpeedGrader to provide quick feedback to students on assignments.
  • You have added your assignment rubrics into the Canvas Rubrics tool.

Technology Support

  • You have reviewed the list of supported technologies.
  • Students know where to get technical support for course-related technologies.
  • If tools are unsupported, students know where to get help with technical problems.

Course Syllabus

You have the required elements in your course syllabus: