Into Practice Resources

Examples of assessments, techniques, and pedagogies

The Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching (HILT) compiled some examples of assessments, techniques, and pedagogies for attendees of the 2015 Faculty Conference: Designing an assessment for learning

How do I edit my Profile? (Canvas)

Tools such as profiles in Canvas, Harvard’s learning management system, help instructors get to know students and cultivate accountability. 

Faculty-student low-low contract

Professor Chris Winship of the sociology department describes how reciprocity can also work against learning when instructors and students agree to mutual low expectation, defined as the “faculty-student low-low contract.” 

Knowing your Students

HBS’s Christensen Center for Teaching & Learning delivers quick faculty video tips on getting to know students.

What are Outcomes? (Canvas)

Canvas, Harvard’s learning management system, enables instructors to track students’ progress as measured by pedagogical goals or desired outcomes. 

Web conferences (Canvas)

Canvas, Harvard’s learning management system, enables virtual spaces for team-based assignments.

Peer review (Canvas)

Canvas, Harvard’s learning management system, enables virtual spaces for team-based assignments.

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