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 "optimal challenge"

  • 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.

  • Informational Interview Assignment
    Try this informational interview assignment, created by Tara Immell, to help students build connections and navigate job uncertainty.

  • Template for Feedback
    Use this template to explore how you can share links to resources with students within the feedback you provide on their work.

  • 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.