During these interesting times, it’s helpful to consider how we are creating assignments that are effective with students and help promote success. Faculty Focus has created a great article, A Renewed Case for Student Success: Using Transparency in Assignment Design When Teaching Remotely, that talks about one method of assignment design.
Transparency with students about assignments can help give learning more meaning. Detailed purpose, task information, and grading criteria can show students how the assignment relates to their learning, and can avoid being considered busywork. These tips are great for any time, under any conditions.