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Academic Skills Center
Academic Skills Center
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Academic Skills Center:
Classroom Skills

Engaging in discussions, growing from feedback, and technology skills can contribute to classroom success.


In this video, you can learn ways to access your instructor's assignment feedback in the BlackBoard classroom.
Discover strategies to help you Learn and Grow from Instructor Feedback


Rubrics define grading criteria

Most instructors utilize a rubric to establish clear expectations for assignments. This resource breaks down a rubric and explains how to use one to self-improve and achieve higher grades.

 

A Guide to Rubrics (PDF)

 

Feedback and constructive criticism encourages your growth as a student

When you are unsure of how to interpret or apply an instructor’s feedback, reach out for clarification. This presentation offers a step-by-step guide to getting the support you need in understanding your instructor’s feedback.
Asking for Feedback Clarification (PDF)

Your instructor is your most valuable resource.

However, when it comes to reaching out to faculty members, you may feel intimidated. This presentation was designed to help you overcome those fears by offering advice on how and when to communicate with your instructor.
Communicating with Instructors (PDF)





"Going back to school in the online environment presents numerous challenges. When beginning to explore the different technology tools that are available, start with what is provided from Walden."

Mitch Luker, Walden Peer Mentor

Shawn Picht provides a general overview of using the equipment you have to start filming yourself and being comfortable on camera.
Savvy Student Podcast // Episode 05 // 13:58

Dr. Shawna Burtis on Being a Military Spouse, Teaching Service Members, and Learning HTML

My biggest piece of advice: If you're struggling, Walden has an answer.
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