Center for Advancing Teaching Excellence: One Thing That Works

Teach your course

In these short videos, Moody College faculty share simple practices that have been successful in their teaching. We hope you find ideas that you can easily implement in your classroom. Watch this page for more videos added regularly. Please contact us if you would like to share “One Thing That Works” for you.

Starting Class with Fun Activities

Lucy Atkinson
Associate Professor, Advertising & Public Relations

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Open Educational Resources (OER)

Joshua Barbour
Associate Professor, Communication Studies

Ashley Morrison
Tocker Open Education Librarian, UT Libraries

Authentic Exchange

Courtney Byrd
Professor, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

Digital Note-taking

Randy Cox
Professor of Instruction, Communication Studies

Flexibility for Students

Natalie Czimskey
Lecturer, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

Desktop "Show and Tell"

Tracy Dahlby
Professor, Journalism and Media

Structuring a Web-based Course

Dina Inman-Ramgolam
Assistant Professor of Instruction, Communication Studies

Creating a Checklist from the Syllabus Schedule

Jennifer Jones Barbour
Assistant Professor of Instruction, Communication Studies

Lee Ann Kahlor

Levity in Online Courses

Lee Ann Kahlor
Associate Professor, Advertising & Public Relations

Structured Group Projects

Mirza Lugo-Neris
Clinical Assistant Professor, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

Student Questionnaires

Jennifer McClearen
Assistant Professor, Radio-Television-Film

Tools-based Teaching

Christian McDonald
Assistant Professor of Practice, Journalism and Media

Establishing Intimacy and Belonging in the Classroom

Curran Nault
Assistant Professor, Radio-Television-Film

Gamifying the Job Search

Susan O'Connor
Lecturer, Radio-Television-Film

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Microlearning and Guest Speakers

Rohitash Rao
Assistant Professor of Practice, Advertising & Public Relations

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Using Current Examples

Rohitash Rao
Assistant Professor of Practice, Advertising & Public Relations

Case Studies

Scott Stroud
Associate Professor, Communication Studies

Relationship Building in Breakout Rooms

Robert Quigley
Associate Professor of Practice, Journalism and Media