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The Toolbox

The Toolbox is a professional development electronic newsletter that offers innovative, learner-centered strategies for improving teaching and learning for college students. It is published bimonthly, and subscriptions are free.

Current Issue

Volume 20, Issue 1
Failure to Launch? Strategies for success in the first week of an online course
In the latest issue of The Toolbox, Nathan Pritts of the University of Arizona Global Campus offers ways faculty can effectively communicate the compassion and support student need to meet the academic and intellectual challenges of the online classroom. Pritts discusses these and other unique challenges of teaching online.

The Toolbox Collection

The Toolbox Collection is a five-volume series that gives vital topics from previous issues of The Toolbox an added focus, while providing context for 2019 and beyond.

The Toolbox Collection, Vol. 4: Digital Learning
With the global COVID-19 pandemic forcing educators to transition to online instruction, this compendium of past issues focuses on connecting and communicating with students, assignments and assessment, and resources for the online classroom.


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