Learning Design

Measureable Outcomes

Essential Concepts

  • Authentic Assessment: Creating authentic assignments is a way to assess student learning that is contrasted to multiple choice standardized tests. Read this detailed overview of authentic assessment provided by Indiana University's Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning.
  • Backward Design: Backward design is a design process that defines specific learning goals and centers course planning or mapping around students' achievements of those goals. Review the Ohio Department of Education's Backward Design resource to learn more.
  • Community of Inquiry: The Community of Inquiry (CoI) model, outlined in detail on our dedicated page, aims to engage students in a digital learning environment by creating teaching, social, and cognitive presence.

Quick Reads

Learning Media

Learning Innovation

Learning Technology & Support

  • The Canvas Guides provides current, step-by-step instructions with visuals and links to more information. The guides can also be accessed from the "Help" icon on the dark gray left-side navigation bar in Canvas.
  • Miami's Knowledge Base is an incredibly useful resource for Miami faculty, staff, and students alike. It has sections dedicated to Canvas and classroom technology specifically.
  • Visit the College of Education, Health and Society's Technology in the Classroom page for tips related to Canvas and classroom technology, such as interactive whiteboard and doc cam tutorials.

Learning Effectiveness

Global & Lifelong eLearning