5.3 Assignment Instructions

Instructions for completing assignments are clear and include due dates. Provide concise instructions that include all needed information for students to be successful.

Points: 2 (Very Important)

QM Alignment: 3.6


In line with standard 4.5, ensure your instructions for completing assignments are clear and transparent. The Transparency in Learning and Teaching site has guidance on making your course activities, assignments, and assessments clearer to your students, including a Transparent Assignment Template and Checklist.



The bottom of the transparent teaching site has several examples of transparent assignments. Here is part of one example:

Original Research Poster Reading Assignment Instructions

Read through your example scientific poster and answer the following questions.​

More Transparent Introduction to Research Poster Reading Assignment

The purpose of this assignment is to analyze an existing scientific poster. This will increase your familiarity with how scientific posters are constructed and will help you later in the course when you research, design, and create your own effective poster with sufficient scientific evidence that supports your conclusion. As a result of completing this assignment, you will be able to identify the sources of scientific information, interpret the results, and critically analyze the scientific merit of the conclusion of an existing scientific poster. ​



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