Ideas for Online Assignments

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This page provides handouts for different types of assignments. Please feel free to read through these, as they may help suggest new ideas for assignments in your course. Some of these are both types of assignments and also tools in Blackboard Learn (Blogs, Wikis, Discussions), while others are types of assignments that can be done with various tools, or turned in via the Assignment Tool in Blackboard. Many of the other assignment types listed here are particularly good for types of activities that students might actually do in their career, such as make a presentation, create a fact sheet, or write a memo.

These types of assignments can be of great value to students, as they are not only applying the information they are learning, but they're also learning a skill that will be applicable to their future or current job. Keep in mind, though, that these are just some of the types of assignments you can consider. Also, if you have great assignments that you are using in your online class that aren't reflected here, let us help you share that idea with your Kent State colleagues! Please contact Amy Grincewicz, Instructional Designer, agrincew@kent.edu, for more information.

Blackboard Learn tools

Visual assignments

Writing assignments

Assignment Prompts and Additional Information