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Teaching Large Classes Toolkit

Below are resources that may be useful to instructors looking for new and creative ways to assess student learning in large classrooms.

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AllHeppner, FTeaching Large College Classes: A Guidebook for Instructors with Multitudes
AllMcKeachie, WJ; Sviniki, MMcKeachie’s Teaching Tips: Strategies, Research, and Theory for College and University Teachers
AllStanley, CA; Porter, MEEngaging Large Classes: Strategies and Techniques for College Faculty
AllThe Teaching Professor / Faculty FocusStrategies for Teaching Large Classes
PreparationClement, MTen Things to Make the First Day (and the Rest) of the Semester Successful
PreparationFink, DLThe First Day of Class
PreparationColorado State UniversityWarm-Up Ideas
PreparationUniversity of California, BerkeleyConsiderations for a Large Lecture Class
PreparationUniversity of North Carolina Center for Faculty ExcellenceEngaging Students in Large Classes
Instruction and In-Class LearningFelder, RBeating the Numbers Game: Effective Teaching in Large Classes
Instruction and In-Class LearningUniversity of MarylandApproaches to Engaging Lectures
Instruction and In-Class LearningMiddendorf, J;
Kalish, A
The "Change-Up" in Lectures
Instruction and In-Class LearningKilonsky, JTips for Using Questions in Large Classes
Instruction and In-Class LearningUniversity of MarylandClassroom Discussions
Instruction and In-Class LearningUniversity of MarylandActive and Collaborative Learning
Instruction and In-Class LearningATL - WSUUsing Think-Pair-Share Activities
ClickersATL - WSUGetting Started with Clickers for Learning, Engagement, and Feedback
ClickersATL - WSUSample Clicker Questions from WSU Faculty and Instructors
ClickersVanderbilt UniversityClassroom Response Systems
ClickersUniversity of Colorado / University of British ColumbiaClicker Resource Guide
ClickersUniversity of British ColumbiaVideos of Clickers Being Used in the Classroom
Classroom Assessment TechniquesUniversity of Southern CaliforniaClassroom Assessment Techniques
Classroom Assessment TechniquesUniversity of TexasEasy to Use Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs)
Classroom ManagementPennsylvania State UniversityLarge Class FAQ: Attendance
Classroom ManagementSvartoien-Conway, J; Rathburn, MHow Far Does Your Policy Go When a Student Goes Too Far?
Multiple-Choice ExamsATL - WSUCreating Multiple-choice Questions that Test for Critical Thinking
RubricsCollege of New JerseyDeveloping Rubrics
RubricsDePaul UniversityRubrics
Feedback for InstructorsATL - WSUSample Survey One (Lecture and discussion class)
Feedback for InstructorsATL - WSUSample Survey Two (Large class)