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Get Started Teaching

The most successful teaching experiences begin well before the start of class. This page includes links to resources touching upon several aspects of planning and preparation.

In addition, several episodes of CTLT’s podcast, Let’s Talk Teaching, address topics such as having a successful first day of class, syllabus design, and course prep. Listen at


Providing an inclusive learning environment is critical to consider as we plan to teach. Several resources exist on campus to assist instructors:

Creating Your Syllabus

Find required and suggested language to include in your syllabi, gathered from across the university and reflecting research-based practices in student learning.


Get help preparing to teach with ReggieNet, Illinois State’s customized learning management system. Discover how to copy resources from previous semesters, publish course sites, request two or more course sections be combined in to a common site, and much more.    

Online Learning

Teaching an online course presents a set of unique challenges. This brief guide will help you explore options for preparing and delivering a quality online learning experience.

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