Important Resources

Include here links to asynchronous lecture videos, compilation of all readings, compilation of links to all practice/self assessment work, important web sites/pages, and any other resources you develop to support students during the semester. The items listed below provide a sample from a specific course. Notes are provided to help you think through what you might put in this section.


  • Slides - e.g. voice over powerpoint
    • Depending on your use of synchronous and/or asynchronous lectures you may want to consider providing the slides you lecture from.
  • Data Files
    • Given the analytical nature of the 175 course this was the heading under which links to each of the data files used in the semester was provided.
      • If you have a similar set of files students will need to access throughout the course, this section is a good place to put the links.
  • Practice Questions
    • Practice does indeed make perfect. In whatever format that you can provide opportunities for students to 'test' their knowledge through exercises you prepare (and provide answeres for) it will be a valuable resource. Canvas does not provide a 'self assessment' tool as D2L did. So, this takes some time to develop stand along practice but it is worth the time to create word documents with self-assessment questions to post here for students, then provide the answers as well (in a separate document) so they can check their work.
  • Course-specific Documents
    • If you have specific documents you've developed to guide learning on specific subjects, this section is a good location to post them. The following are examples from the 175 course.
      • SPSS Analysis Guide (pdf)
      • SPSS Instructions Guide (web site)
      • SPSS 'How To...' Videos (document with links to videos placed on youtube)
      • Web-based normal curve calculator (web page)
      • Flow Charts (document that provided visual guide to analyses)
  • Lecture Videos
    • If you plan to provide asynchronous videos (e.g. voice over video), links to each by topic name should be provided (in a pdf document is advisable)
  • Readings
    • It is important to provide a compilation of links to all readings. You will likely provide specific links to individual readings each week yet it is very helpful to pull them all together for easy access in one location.
  • Exam Review Guide
    • In the same way you would guide preparation in person, it is important to provide an online guide that coveys the content to be covered and strategies for preparation.