Teaching Large Classes

What counts as a “large” class can vary from 10 to 100 students or more based upon the context (e.g., clinical lab, tutorial, online course, lecture) but good learning experiences can come in classes of any size. In fact, large classes offer some learning opportunities that small classes do not.

This collection of teaching and technology tips has been curated by CATLR and Academic Technologies to support four common lines of thinking about large class instruction: 

  1. Preparation – Planning the streamlined large class 
  2. Engaging Students – Making the large class active and inclusive
  3. Assessing for Learning – Grading and feedback in the large class
  4. Flipping the Large Class – Making the most of in-class time
Explore the topics below to learn about the diverse resources available for those teaching a large class.