Faculty-submitted resources for your class

Discover helpful activities, teaching practices, and other methods shared by SFU faculty and instructional staff to bring conditions for well-being to life in your own learning environment.


Resources for "flexibility"

  • Assignment and Assessment Design
    This resource aims to offer ideas centered on flexible learning through intentional design of assignments and rethinking how we assess learning.

  • Celebratory Research Poster Sessions
    To create an opportunity for students to share their projects in a poster session designed to meet educational goals. It is also an opportunity for students to celebrate each other’s accomplishments in the class. The non-graded awards are designed to include students who may not think quantitative analysis is their strength, but nonetheless put creativity into the conceptual development of their projects and effort into their assignments.

  • Comment Card
    Use this comment card by Mark Lechner to get feedback from your students throughout the term and create a flexible learning experience.

  • Contractual Agreement
    Nicky Didicher enhances flexibility for students through “learner centered teaching” and use of contractual evaluations in which students choose their assignments, the weighting of their assignments and due dates.

  • First Day and Midterm Questionnaires
    To enhance the relationship between the instructor and students in the class by using a student-centered approach to cater course content that better suits different learning preferences.

  • Practices that support student well-being in remote (or in-person) settings
    Atousa Hajshirmohammadi spends 5-10 minutes of each class to introduce tools and topics related to well-being. Explore a variety of ways to show students that you care and support their well-being and success in learning

  • Tips for an Accessible Learning Environment
    Explore these tips for creating an Accessible Learning Environment.

  • Universal Design for Learning in Post-secondary Education
    The Teaching and Learning Centre has shared a guide on the 9 Principles of Universal Design, with clear examples and suggestions on how to implement each principle both in the classroom as well as online in a Canvas course.

  • Using Data to Answer Questions
    To enhance the connection between course material and real life, and students' sense of engagement with the learning process.

  • Using Digital Tools to Support Student Engagement, Collaboration, and Well-being
    This resource offers ideas on digital tools and strategies that instructors and students can use to increase student engagement and facilitate collaboration.