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Instructor support for Blackboard, academic technology tools and teaching questions is available on the teaching resources for the COVID-19 virtual learning period page.  

First Day of Class - Ideas

With hundreds of tips and ideas, First Day(s) of Class is a website created by the Center for Research in Learning and Teaching at the University of Michigan. No matter what the teaching approach, there is something on the site for every style.

Many faculty recognize that some students use better study strategies than others. Prof. Stephen Chew, a psychologist at Samford University, has written a brief article describing on how to use a little class time to give students a memorable lesson in how to study.

Finally, to get students motivated for a learner-centered approach to teaching, consider some of the tips provided in First-Day Questions for the Learner-Centered Classroom.

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