Adjust all assignments to be a certain length in order to create and maintain consistent deadlines (e.g., weekly) so students remember when their homework is due.

  • Instead of having intermittent deadlines, adjust your assignments so they will take students about the same amount of time to complete for each assignment cycle.
    • The goal is to have a reliable schedule where students turn in homework at the end of a certain amount of time, like a week, throughout the course.
  • Some students have trouble remembering deadlines. A consistent schedule ensures they get the full benefit of every homework assignment because they’ll be less likely to forget.
    • This is especially important in online courses where students don’t attend a class, so it’s harder to remind them of upcoming deadlines.

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Interview with Cyndi Rader.