How to Increase Student Engagement Using Polls and Surveys

If students don't engage with their lessons, they won't retain the information long-term. Polls are one surprising and easy tactic to spark engagement and boost lesson retention.

How to Plan a New Online Course, Part 2: Goals and Assessments

In Part 2 of our guide, we help you build proper assessments into your next course, develop an effective syllabus, and manage your collaborative development so you'll stay on time and budget.

Tips for Adapting an In-Person Course to an Online Course

Converting an in-person course into an online course requires more than simply copying materials from one format to another. Here are some tips to help you turn your classes into online success stories.

How to Create Effective Test Questions

Since online learning often separates teachers from learners across time and distance, we rely on evaluations – in the form of tests, quizzes and assessments – to judge each student's successful comprehension of the content (and to judge how well the course designers presented their information). But what makes a good test question? Is it [...]

Which Strategy Is Better: Frequent Quizzing or End-of-Milestone Quizzing?

Is it better to quiz your students frequently throughout a lesson, or to test them once at the end? The results of multiple studies reveal which approach has been proven to work best.