Preparation Before Class

Students use Blackboard course management software to access and complete a wide variety of pre-class learning activities for both lecture and lab.

LECTURE - the lecture material has been divided into approximately 20 modules. Each module begins with a pre-lecture preparation section which students must complete before class. The pre-lecture preparation section includes:

1. A list of specific learning objectives

2. A textbook reading assignment

3. Links to media, interactive activities, and Web sites that support the reading

4. An online, low-stakes, interactive quiz

LAB - the lab consist of 14 traditional "hands-on" experiments that are carried out in a fully equipped lab classroom. For each experiment, students must complete an interactive, multimedia pre-lab before class. The pre-labs include:

1. Text

2. Still images (diagrams and photos)

3. Narrated videos

4. Interactive animations and review questions

5. Low-stakes, interactive quizzes

About the 1406 Redesign


Preparation Before Class

Active Learning During Class

Online Resources

Multimedia Activities

Discussion Questions

Interactive Lab Manual

Other Links

Biology Course Redesign Homepage


Biology Homepage

ACC Homepage

Project Director

Dr. Salvatore Tavormina
RGC Main 342
Phone: 223-3326