Resources for Faculty

Resources for Faculty

The Engineering and Computing education core is dedicated to providing faculty with a set of reliable and evidence-based resources that can be used to support their teaching and students' learning. This page presents best practices, rubrics, articles, and examples many of which demonstrate the great teaching methods used by faculty in the college.


The links below will take you to rubrics that you can use to assess your own Canvas course and syllabus. Using tools like these in your self-assessment can make your review more objective and keep you focused on the most important features. You can also sign up to have your syllabus and/or Canvas course reviewed by the ECEC instructional design team.

Canvas Course Review Rubric

Course Syllabus Review Rubric  

Educational Technologies


Canvas is the Learning Management System used at the University of Nebraska. Instructors can use Canvas to

  • Deliver course content;
  • Manage student’s learning activities;
  • Assess student’s learning;
  • Provide feedback to student’s learning;
  • Communicate with students;
  • Manage students’ grades.

You can learn more about Canvas by visiting a self-paced Canvas 101 course, or schedule a one-on-one consultation with one of the Instructional Designers to design your Canva course.

Student Orientation module

We have assembled instructions that will help students learn how to use Canvas, resources and tips to help them succeed. You can follow the instructions to import the Student Orientation module to your Canvas course.

Login to UNO Canvas when a course is merged from UNL to UNO Canvas

If you have merged your Canvas course from UNL to UNO Canvas, sometimes your students might encounter problems to access UNO Canvas. Share the instructions with your students to help them access UNO Canvas courses.

Reflecting on Teaching

This set of reflection activities (word doc or pdf) can be used to guide your reflection on teaching. There are four different sets of prompts targeted at different components of a course: the first day of class, student assessments, the end of the semester, and daily or weekly teaching activities.

Tips for Implementing Best Teaching Practices

Click on the teaching practices listed below for a short explanation of the practice and why it is beneficial and some tips on how you can implement it in your course.

Assessment and ABET

Click here for the ABET assessment resources page.

Click here for information and resources related to classroom assessment.

College of Engineering ASEE Papers and Presentations

Click here for a list of recent ASEE papers and presentations authored by members of the college of engineering.