Featured Resources: Fall 2022

Last updated: August 29, 2022

Choose from a variety of sessions to attend this semester in our Instructor Series and Learning Technology Series.

Additional resources for instructors are available through our Instructional Resources Site, and Technology Resources Site.

Looking for a specific service? Explore our Service Guide for Instructors.

For Instructors

Getting Started

As with the start of every semester, making time to plan how you will design and deliver a course is an important part of a successful experience for instructors and students. A well planned course sets clear expectations for students and prepares them to be active participants.

Getting the most from your Brightspace course site

Using Brightspace to support the delivery of your course is a helpful way to share content, collect assignment submissions and manage online communication in one place. You can easily copy components from previous offerings or add new content for your students to access.

Using the course syllabus to set student expectations

A course syllabus is a critical document for setting expectations for students registered in a course. Memorial University established a working group to identify statements and strategies that you can incorporate into your syllabus to help address some of the exceptional cases you may experience while teaching this semester.

Navigating disruptions and changes

At times during the semester, flexibility in your instruction may be required due to policies and guidelines related to COVID-19. This may take the form of synchronous and/or asynchronous online components for students, teaching with a mask, or a temporary shift to remote instruction in order to maintain instructional continuity.

Creating a positive learning environment

Managing workload is key to a successful semester and better learning for all. Having a complementary Brightspace site is an effective way to manage communication with students, accept assigned work, create a community amongst students and share relevant content and learning material.

Other services to help:

For your Students

The Academic Success Centre has a growing library of learning skills resources that can help guide students from the first day of class to the last day of the semester, and beyond. Here are some resources that you can share to help them have a successful semester.

Managing Time

Managing time effectively and efficiently is a key component of academic success. Some tactics students can use to stay on top of their work include reviewing course syllabi to make note of important dates and deadlines on a central calendar, creating a weekly schedule, and using prioritized task lists.

Student resources:

Developing a routine

As students adjust to a new schedule, creating a routine that includes scheduled classes, study time, and regular breaks can help them to succeed. Also trying different study spaces and strategies can help them discover how they learn best, both on and off-campus.

Student resources:

Staying connected

Students are never alone at Memorial. They can stay connected by asking instructors for help during office hours or forming a study group with classmates. There are many resources available to help students succeed – in the classroom and beyond.

Student resources:

Learning with Brightspace

Whether students are on campus or online, Brightspace is an easy way to share content or communicate important information. There are many technical resources to help students with Brightspace and other learning technologies, depending on your instructional strategies and the tools you use in your course.

Student resources:

Tackling assessments

From assignments to presentations to exams, students may be faced with different assessments in each of their courses. Resources are available to help students learn how to effectively prepare for exams, present their best work, and how to reflect and bounce back from disappointing grades.

Student resources:

Other resources to help students: