Using News Items and the Calendar

By Karolyn Zuccarelli

At the beginning of the term, I prepare news items for all 13 weeks of my course. It helps to keep me organized and on track. Each week I release a news item and a new content unit for students to go through. Each news item includes a highlight of our weekly learning material, as well as a list of weekly tasks.  

In addition, I utilize the calendar feature in our learning management system. I upload dates and times for assignments, tests, process work, as well as my weekly office hours. My students have shared that having the dates pre-programmed in the calendar help to manage their time, stay up to date on weekly course tasks and know my availability.